Lamborghini Miura was officially announced at the Geneva show in March 1966.
The car is named `Miura`, bearing the name of the most brave bullfight in Spain, with a total height of only 1,080mm, the front and rear cowls open and close like a racing car, and the headlamps are pop-up like eyelashes The decoration has become Miura's identity.
The development of Miura was extremely difficult, and the midship engine was not reliable enough, the load on the rear wheel was high, the rigidity of the chassis was insufficient, and the handling problems were obvious.
A lot of problems, such as gearbox troubles and vehicle interior vibration and noise.
However, Miura's reputation has skyrocketed since the official announcement.
P400: The P400, which was transferred to the mass production program as a prototype, contributed to the reduction of vibration and noise by improving the rigidity of the chassis, which was lacking in early 1968, and improving handling.
From May of the same year, the suspension alignment was changed at the same time as the 70 flat tires were installed, and some of the front chassis were also redesigned.
P400S: The main changes in the development of the P400 are that the maximum output of the engine is increased by 20PS, the maximum torque is increased by 2kg-m, the generated rotation speed is as high as 400r.pm, and the interior that was unpopular with the P400 has been greatly improved. Was added.
From April 1970, front and rear ventilated disc brakes are standard.
J: In the spring of 1970, one special car was built.
The basic design was the same as the production Miura but the content was a complete racing machine.
The body was all made of aluminum, weighing only 880 kg, and was made according to the FIA Sport Code J-Prototype Class Vehicle Regulations, which was called `J` and later called Iota.
However, this one Iota passed the customer with the racing specs, and caused a total loss accident on August 2, 1972, resulting in scrap.
P400SV: In May 1971, the P400SV, which inherited the technology tried by Iota at the request of the owner, other than the `J` that caused the total loss accident, was produced.
The engine has been powered up again, achieving 35PS, 3kg-m improvement compared to the earlier P400.
The Lamborghini Miura continues to evolve with the P400, P400S, and P400SV, producing a racing-specific Iota, and its low fearless styling is still an ever-popular supercar.