Italian car maker Lamborghini produced a sports car between 1966 and 1972, which is the Lamborghini Miura. We argue that this design became the company’s benchmark of high performance, mid- engine-sized sports cars. Lamborghini Miura became the fastest road car in the market at launch.
Miura’s chassis design was created by out of enthusiastic minds of two young engineers hired by the company, Stanzani and Dallara. The actual chassis and idea were based on two-seater sports cars during this period. The concept behind this art element is to produce a barely tamed adaptation of a race car to travel the road and this plan temporarily codenamed 400 TP that has a 4-litre 12 casting. In addition, the chassis was made out of bent metal sheet that is drilled and welded so it can be more lightweight. This chassis got Marcelo Gandini’s attention and fitted his body design to create sensational and unique blend of elegance, aggressiveness, class, and originality. Some experts believe that a Miura bull, used as design of this car, is not just an ordinary animal. It is the toughest fighting bull as well as the fiercest and most intelligent ones, a true fighter that shows powerful performance. These were the elements that Marcello Gandini wanted to portray on his design that eventually became one of the most stunning cars in the world.
The Lamborghini Miura is considered a classic car that cannot be replaced by any designs. It was one of the remarkable designs that the company created as Lamborghini was successful in its goal of producing a quality and powerful car. The Lamborghini Miura was perfectly designed and matched the Miura bull’s characteristics converted to a car design.
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