Very few cars managed to change the automobile world like the Miura S, total production of 338 between 1969-’71. With its mid-mounted V12 engine and stunning body designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone, in 1966 Lamborghini redefined the concept of Supercar. Skeptical about the possibility of selling a large number, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to produce Miuras on a small scale. Between 1966-’69, 275 Miuras with 350 horsepower engines were built and it was not until 1969 that its evolution was launched on the market, the 370 horsepower Miura S
Having become a legend with the Miura and Miura S models, in the spring of 1971 Ferruccio Lamborghini surprised the world with the new Supercar, Countach LP 500. Because the demand for the Miura was still high and preparations were still underway for the mass production of the Countach, they launched the SV (Super Veloce) model, with styling updates and a four-liter 385 horsepower engine with separate engine/gearbox lube systems.
Although it lacked the signature eyebrows over the headlamps, the SV stood out for its
new rear suspension, wider track and more powerful engine. Between 1971-’72,
Lamborghini built 150 SVs.
For more about Miuras, please visit Mike Gulett’s blog, http://mycarquest.com/2013/04/lamborghini-miura.html