The Lamborghini Miura redirected the Italian automaker into the realm of V-12 supercars and was the first chapter in a book that is still being written to this day. In 2016, Lambo is celebrating the 50th birthday of the Miura by creating a special-edition Aventador that pays homage to the supercar that started it all.
The Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage may look nothing like its distant relative, but Lambo did take special care to create a color palette that accurately reflects the legendary supercar. Like the Miura, this special-edition Aventador will use a two-tone scheme where the main color lives on the upper part of the car and a contrasting color wraps around the lower body and sill.
Lamborghini, of course, couldn’t add all of the colors that the Miura was available in—there were just too many—but it did pick the six most-iconic hues to coat this homage-paying supercar in. Included in the palette are Rosso Arancio Miura (solid color); Verde Scandal (solid); and Blu Tahiti (metallic). The exterior of this rig is rounded out by 20- and 21-inch matte-silver or gold Dione wheels, metallic “Miura 50th” badges on the sides, and a black Lamborghini badge on the rear.
Inside, the upholstery is offered in full Nero Ade or Terra Emilia leather with tone-on-tone stitching. Also included is the carbon-fiber package, gold or silver “Miura 50th” logos embroidered on the seats, and an embroidered “Lamborghini” logo on the dash.
Behind the seats lies the same 6.5-liter V-12 as the base Aventador, which cranks out 691 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. This all runs through a seven-speed ISR automated-manual transmission on its way to all four wheels to deliver a 2.9-second sprint to 62 mph and a 217 mph top speed.
The Italian supercar manufacturer didn’t mention when this special-edition rig would be available, nor did it mention a price. Knowing Lambo, it previewed this car long ago and sold out of it before we even knew it existed. As for pricing… let’s just say “expensive.”