First showing of The Miura

The Miura was first shown in 1965 at the Turin Auto Show by Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. Only the chassis was displayed at the show, the engine was transversely mid-mounted, which up to then only seen in real F1 race cars. The design of the body was done by Marcello Gandini in under a year, and on the March 1966 Geneva Show it was completed and on display. It looked better than in Turin. The car was aggressively styled, and an apt name was chosen for it, the Miura, a name used from the fierce Spanish fighting bulls. Again the car was a total success.