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Video: driving a Miura up the Great St Bernard Pass

Turn up the volume and listen to Lambo’s first supercar take on an alp

Published: 08 Jun 2016
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The Italian Job starts with an incredibly evocative and iconic opening scene. If you haven’t seen it, the camera tilts down to reveal lovely alpine scenery ruffled across the Italian/Austrian border. Then, a gorgeous Lamborghini Miura spears into shot and across a viaduct starting an enviable four-and-a-bit-minute drive up the Great St Bernard Pass. All to the crooning sounds of Matt Monro’s ‘On Days Like These’.

It's quite a scene. And one we felt worthy of tribute. So, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the amazing Lamborghini Miura, the Italian police were incredibly gracious and allowed us to have free rein of the alp. The fact we had a glinting gold Miura S may’ve helped.

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It also gave us the opportunity to let the 3.9-litre V12 that’s squished against the glass behind the driver’s seat sing out. Only a bit, mind. Brakes? Pretty much non existent, and with monstrous drops to either side and the fact Miura’s are set to breach the $3million mark at the auction this year, we didn’t want to go too mad. Well, that’s all the excuses out the way. 

So click play to experience it for yourself. And once you’re done, click these blue words to read the full Big Read feature.

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