The Cars That Money Can’t Buy – Lamborghini Miura Concept

Sun 7th Oct 2018

Sometimes your wallet won’t stretch to purchasing your dream motor. But don’t worry too much, there are some cars that even the biggest bank balances can’t buy, the dream cars that will forever remain a dream. These are the concept cars that never go into production.

Lamborghini Miura Concept
The original Miura when launched in 1966 ticked almost every box in the red-hot supercars manual. Sexy… check, stylish… check, Italian… check, fastest production car of its time… check.

So 40 years later, the Miura returned like a long lost flame hoping to rekindle an affair with all those who had fallen in love with her. But this was to be nothing more than a fleeting glimpse of what might have been.

Designed as more of a celebration of Lamborghini’s exotic past, Walter de Silva certainly opened eyes with his first collaboration as Head of Design for the Italians after bumping around the Audi brand group.

“The new car retains the extraordinary purity of line, characteristic of the original Miura: the designer's intervention has been defined by refining the contours and eliminating any superfluous detail, in order to enhance the clean, simple lines and perfectly balanced proportions of the original that so impassioned enthusiasts,” said as the first glimpses of the eagerly awaited reunion were revealed.

“The restyling of the lower part of the body takes the car's structural strength and aerodynamic performance to new heights, without disturbing the delicate aesthetic equilibrium.”

Essentially, de Silva had given the Miura a few modern millennial tweaks and slipped the bodywork on top of the platform of the existing Murcielago supercar.

A match made in heaven maybe, but Lamborghini boss Stefan Winkelmann was no sentimentalist and pointed out that the all-new Miura concept was a nod to the history and had nothing to do with the future of the company.

The Miura concept was shown at Los Angeles’ Museum of Television & Radio to coincide with the Los Angeles Auto Show, and appeared at the North American International Auto Show two weeks later before being retired indefinitely to the Lamborghini Museum in Italy.