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Old 10-27-2010, 01:37 PM
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I don't consider Miura a supercar because it was genesis for the mid-engine flamboyant Lamborghini V12 cars. Altough I consider those supercars as well. The Murcielago especially is the last of a line, an old-schooler.

However imagine this. You are in 1966. You live in Modena and you drive a Fiat 850 Super with 37bhp and a top speed of 125km/h. Your idea of a high performance sportscar is a Ferrari 275 GTB with a 280bhp V12 engine or a straight six engined 255bhp Maserati Mistral. Both were conventional front engined cars and the Maserati even had a live rear axle.

And then along comes a car with the engine mounted in the middle behind the seats, with the gearbox and engine sharing the same oil la Mini because there wasn't much space. With a striking body and a 350bhp V12 engine. A car that wasn't derived from race car or related to one in any way.

The Miura for itself could be considered a supercar. History is important, but in its time it was something quite special indeed.
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