The Lamborghini Miura P400 S was introduced in 1968 with a series of modest upgrades over the original Miura P400 which had been released in 1966 to global acclaim.

The Lamborghini Miura – A Quick Introduction

The “P400” model designation stands for “Posteriore 4 Litri” in Italian, or posterior 4 litre in English. This is a reference to the rear-mid engine location and the engine’s size – 3929cc. The Miura was named after the Spanish fighting bull breed of the same name, from the Miura Cattle Ranch in Seville, Spain.

The project to build the Miura was initially conducted in secret by the company’s three most senior engineers, Gian Paolo Dallara, Paolo Stanzani and Bob Wallace. Company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini wanted to focus on sporting grand tourers rather than out-and-out sports cars – so Dallara, Stanzani, and Wallace developed the Miura after work and on weekends.

The three men

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