Gallery: the history of Lamborghini V12s
Following Richard’s Aventador power test on the show, here are the big Lambo’s siblings…
Posted: 02 Aug 2011
Don't thank Ferrucio for the Miura. He was vehemently against the notion of a thoroughbred, fire-spitting road racer, instead preferring the quiet and powerful luxury of grand touring. No, his two top engineers - Dallara and Stanzani - built a prototype mid-engined racer in the spirit of the Ford GT40 in their spare time, and presented it to the headstrong boss. They expected a torrent of swearing delivered in rural Italian dialect, and perhaps a P45. What they got was a big fat thumbs up.