The Lamborghini Miura SV Turns 50

In March of 1971, the Lamborghini Miura SV was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. I personally think this should be a holiday, considering how momentous of a moment it is. Lamborghini may not have know it at the time, but they had just created one of the best looking cars of all time, the Lamborghini Miura SV.

The Lamborghini Miura SV was an upgraded model of Lamborghini’s current supercar, the Miura. The SV stands for ‘super fast’ in Italian, for which is was. This car is fast by todays standards, which means that it was blistering quick for 1971. It was quicker than the standard model and become so popular that eventually it ended up just replacing it completely.

The SV was the best of Miura line-up, and Lamborghini now says that it is their most sought after production car. The engineers who designed and built that car also agreed that this was the best of the Miura line-up of cars. They have said that this car benefitted from the previous five years of experience that they gained while designing and building the previous models, the Lamborghini Miura and the Lamborghini Miura S.

The Miura SV delivered more power than the standard model, more torque, and was able to achieve greater speeds in less time. The upgraded engine produced more than 385 horsepower at an insane 7850 RPM. I think I should just put this out there that that is a lot of RPMs for any car, especially one made in 1971.

The car had an insane top speed, one that really helped the car stay true to is name of ‘super fast’. If you were to get on the highway and keep your foot all the way down, the car would do more than 180 mph. Yes, you heard that correctly, a production car that was made in 1971 would do over 180 mph. This is pretty crazy because the top speed of the 1969 Boss 429 Mustang, a car with only 10 less horsepower, was only around 120 mph.

We here at 1969 Inc just want to wish the Lamborghini Miura SV a happy birthday and send our wishes to Lamborghini. We will go to sleep tonight dreaming about someday getting to drive the legendary Lamborghini Miura!

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