Why the Miura Can Never Be Topped

By  October 20, 2015
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“It’s such a tragedy when someone owns such a car and it never leaves the garage. It’s like never making love to your wife.”

[Alex Roy, of Road & Track, interviews Valentino Balboni, who was the main test driver for Lamborghini from very early in the company’s history until 2008. It’s a glimpse back at the history of Lamborghini, and of their early operations, that will make every Lambo lover smile. From one fan to another, this is one that you won’t want to miss. – Bryce Womeldurf]

As a child, I cared nothing for cars designed before I was born. Now I dream of nothing else. And of all such cars, there is one that grips me like no other.

It is the Lamborghini Miura, and the one parked before me is a perfect example. I’m familiar with its specifications, and yet they are irrelevant. It is red, as it should be, like many Italian sports cars of the era. Its interior isn’t merely tan, but the extraordinarily rare, one of only three (or five, depending whom one asks) with pelle cinghiale, or wild boar hide. As it should be. (more…)

Re-shared from Road & Track, Text by Alex Roy, Photography by PUPPYKNUCKLES.