Back in 1963, Lamborghini revealed the Miura to the world. Many claim this to be the first supercar. Hence, as the car completes 60 years, Lamborghini has released a video to commemorate the same.
The new video’s premise is the fact that the Miura was the first supercar and how it led to other manufacturers coming out with their supercars as well. A green Miura is the start of the video, but soon a blue Lamborghini Aventador join in as well. A while later we see the McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 Turbo and the Audi R8 making an appearance as well. That said, Lamborghini’s main rival, Ferrari, is absent from this film.
The Muira’s production first commenced in 1966. Lamborghini manufactured only 764 cars before the production ended by 1973. The Italian carmaker had deployed a 3.9-litre V12 engine to power the Miura. Over the years, there were minor power bumps in the engine’s output.
The Miura does evoke feelings in the auto enthusiasts, but the future looming ahead is not that great for the world of supercars. With Government restrictions over emissions, there is soon to be a discontinuation of traditional ICE engines and carmakers will be forced to adopt electric powertrains. Infact, the next-gen car, which will replace the Aventador, will already have a hybrid powertrain – a first for Lamborghini. Further, the carmaker has also confirmed that by 2024, the entire range would be electrified.
The Aventador replacement will be followed by a hybrid Huracan and an electrified Urus in the near future. The company’s signature V12 engine currently powers the Countach, Diablo, Murcielago and the Aventador, but it won’t be around for the next 60 years. The European Union has banned the sale of new petrol and diesel cars beginning 2035.