The Lamborghini Miura SV celebrates its 50th birthday
Happy Birthday Miura SV!
The Lamborghini Miura is one of the most well-known and loved supercar of all time. It is an Italian masterpiece that has adorned out bedroom walls for many years. Today, the Miura SV celebrates its 50th birthday.
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SV stands for Super Veloce and the Miura SV was a more powerful and more angry version of the Miura. It was powered by a 4 litre V12 transversely mounted at the back and had 385 horsepower on offer. The Miura SV had a top speed of 290 km/h (180mph). That is fast even by today's standards!
Lamborghini enthusiasts will know that the SV didn't have the famous “eyelashes” around its headlights in order to reduce the production time.
The SV was different from the standard Miura has it had a stiffer chassis, a revised rear suspension system with different anchor points and bigger tyres.
Only 150 Miura SVs were made and these days it is one of the most sought-after cars. Miura SVs are selling for astronomical amount of money at car auctions and it's not hard to figure out why.