Press Release) The House of the Raging Bull has brought
back a legendary historical name with the introduction of its
Lamborghini Miura Concept car.
The Lamborghini Miura Concept will be the first Lamborghini vehicle
to be conjured from the pen of Walter de’ Silva, Head of Lamborghini
Design. De Silva’s other responsibilities include serving as Head of
Design of Audi Group. The talented designer’s idea for the new
concept was simple: a retro-inspired look heralding back to one of
the auto world’s most famous icons, the legendary Lamborghini Miura.
Automobili Lamborghini eagerly begins the New Year with the much
anticipated unveiling of the Lamborghini Miura Concept, a modern
interpretation of the Lamborghini Miura. Currently celebrating its
fortieth anniversary, the Miura was originally designed by Marcello
Gandini and first publicly presented at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show
by Ferruccio Lamborghini and Nuccio Bertone.
To this day the Miura is widely recognised as one of the most
beautiful cars ever created.
The new concept model which, as of now, is strictly a concept with
no firm date set for its production launch, is the inspired creation
of de’ Silva, the world-famous Italian designer. He has redesigned
every aspect of the car while remaining absolutely faithful to the
The new car retains the extraordinary purity of line, characteristic
of the original Miura: the designer’s intervention has been defined
by refining the contours and eliminating any superfluous detail, in
order to enhance the clean, simple lines and perfectly balanced
proportions of the original that so impassioned enthusiasts.
The restyling of the lower part of the body takes the car’s
structural strength and aerodynamic performance to new heights,
without disturbing the delicate aesthetic equilibrium.
Even the touches of contemporary styling applied to the interior,
the lights and the wheels have been carefully measured to achieve a
homogenous design that is both timeless and immediately recognisable.
So a true design icon is born.
"Over the last two years," explains Walter de’ Silva, "I have often
dreamed of redesigning the Miura. Now, thanks to my new position at
the head of Lamborghini design, and the enthusiastic support of the
Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, I have been able to turn that
dream into a reality."
The Lamborghini Miura Concept will be on show at the Lamborghini
stand at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.