Doug DeMuro on the Lamborghini Miura, the world’s first supercar

Miura the first supercar

We all consider the Lamborghini Miura from the Sixties the first-ever supercar in the world, this was a race car to be used on the open road, with a transversely mounted engine just behind the occupants, and not just any engine, but a massive 4-Liter V12 unit that really needed to be cramped into the chassis creating a mid-engine supercar unlike the world had ever seen, even unveiling just the chassis at the auto show created such a buzz the late Ferruccio Lamborghini, who had no interest in building supercars at that time, just couldn’t ignore the opportunity and gave the green light to develop and produce what would arguably become the most sensual Lamborghini in history.

To this day the Lamborghini Miura turns heads, and we’ve seen prices at auction rising for many years in a row, to well beyond the 7-figure range, and it is clear why, the Miura was the start for Lamborghini to move away from luxurious Gran Turismo cars and head into supercars and exotics, after the Miura we got the ultimate poster car that adorned countless bedroom walls, the Countach, either just the car or accompanied by some scarcely clothed women, in the Nineties we would see the Countach being succeeded with the Diablo that would lead into the Murciélago before we finally moved onto the Aventador, the current V12 flagship model from Sant’Agata that has reached the end of life now and will be succeeded by a V12 Hybrid model very soon now.

But back to the Lamborghini Miura, the supercar from the Sixties, the car that really made Lamborghini famous around the world in the automotive segment, a force to be reckoned with, and a fierce competitor to the more established brands out there, the likes of Ferrari had nothing even comparable to the Miura, the Miura would become a trendsetter, the world’s first real supercar, and now we get a review from famous YouTuber Doug DeMuro, so let’s take a look at all the ‘quirks and features’ as Doug so aptly puts it in the video below: