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The Lamborghini Miura
The Miura was first shown at
the March 1966 Geneva Auto Show. At least part of the styling of the Miura was inspired by the US Ford GT-40. As in
the case of the GT-40 the complete front and rear body parts were hinged to
tilt upwards. The car was also very low, the roof was only 1055 mm above
the road, with as little as 130 mm ground clearance. Top speed was
about ~280 km/h. With that large V-12 engine just behind your back it could get very hot in
a Miura, and it was always very noisy. Nevertheless the car was a real
success from the very start. Judged in a number of surveys as the
most beautiful car ever produced. Click
Miura to see images.
The Countach was first shown at the1973 Geneva
Auto Show as a prototype. Two years later it was ready for production. The
car was a show stopper from the very start. It
showed for the first time the by now, Lamborghini signature swing up doors. It
also displayed unique vertically mounted rear air intakes to go with its
powerful 4 Liter engine. Click Countach
to see images
The Diablo was presented to the public on January 21st 1990, at the Hotel de
Paris in Monte Carlo. The design was the result of 5 years of work
between Lamborghini and Chrysler Corp. who owned Lamborghini at that
time. The Diablo was still a true Lamborghini, low, wide and extremely fast, its top
speed being about 210 MPH.
The engine was a major upgrade on the Countach V12. The displacement was
now 5.7 liters (4 valves/cylinder) and a newly developed "multi-point" fuel injection
system was introduced. This electronic system has been developed by Lamborghini.
The engine itself could pump out as much as 492 bhp with this new "LMI"
system. In general the car was more refined than the Countach. It improved
over the years reaching to over 560HP in the 6L model. Click
Diablo so see images
The Lamborghini Murciélago
The Murciélago was first shown at
the Lamborghini factory in 200. The
car while still a show stopper, is not quite as aggressive as the Diablo but
is easier to drive and is more comfortable.
The design featured very angular lines,
especially at the front, combined with magnificent curves with various
air intakes and outlets to cool the massive brakes and a fabulous
new V12 engine. The interior of the Murciélago was also extensively redesigned.
Click Murcielago so see images
is the newest member of the Lamborghini family. It was first shown at the Geneva
International car show in March 6-10, 2003. It is a smaller version of the
Murciélago, keeping the signature front view of that car. . The engine is a 10
four valve V10 (90 degree), 5 liter, 500 Hp, 510 Nm engine. It is mounted under an optional
transparent cover. The car is capable of reaching a top speed of
about 185 MPH. List price in the US is about $170,000.
Click Gallardo to see images