Lamborghini is open to the idea of reviving the model that initially helped it earn its exotic image: the Miura.
In a recent interview, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said the automaker would like to build a spiritual successor to the Miura, “but not in the next five years.” It wasn’t the first time Lamborghini has expressed an interest in building a modern-day Miura. Back in 2006, the automaker celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Miura’s 1966 unveiling with a throwback-style concept car. The Walter de Silva-designed concept was much too retro for Lamborghini’s tastes, however, and was thus never destined for production.
“The Miura was a celebration of our history, but Lamborghini is about the future,” then-CEO Stephan Winkelmann said following the concept’s unveiling. “Retro design is not what we are here for. So we won’t do the Miura.”
If a production Miura does materialize, it probably wouldn’t look anything like the 2006 concept car. We envision a mid-engine V12 supercar with subtle hints toward some of the Miura’s most recognizable design cues, such as the intake vents just behind the doors or the circular headlamps.
A Miura successor wasn’t the only bit of future product Domenicali commented on. The ex-Ferrari Formula 1 team manager is also interested in producing a Lamborghini-badged four-seater, saying the company is “already thinking about it.” Again, such a product would be a long way out, with an arrival in the “2025 to 2030 horizon,” likely, he said.
For now, Lamborghini is busy trying to get its Urus SUV to market. With the automaker expecting to sell 4,000 units, the addition of the Urus to its product portfolio will essentially double its production to 7,500 units annually.
[Source: Automotive News]
Discuss this story on our Lamborghini forum