WHAT IF LAMBORGHINI WOULD CREATE A MIURA ROADSTER HOMAGE
So Automobili Lamborghini SpA has just unveiled a new special edition based on the current Aventador LP700-4 model, the Miura homage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura from 1966, only 50 units will be built through the Ad Personam program in Sant’Agata in six different shades: Rosso Arancio Miura, Nero, Bianco and Verde Scandal are combined with the gold livery, while Giallo and Blu Tahiti get the silver livery.
The official press release stated most of these 50 units have been sold already, so what if you would really like to add this special edition to your collection? You could try your local dealer and see which shade is still available, or pay a premium to get hold of an existing contract … but there could be another option in the near future …
Remember 1968? At the Brussels Motor Show a very special one-off was unveiled in a bright blue metallic shade … the one of a kind Miura Roadster took center stage and drew a lot of attention with the white leather upholstery combined with bright red carpet … today this amazing Roadster has been valued at €10,000,000 making it the most valuable Lamborghini in history after she was returned to the original specifications during a two year restoration that started in 2006.
Back in the late Sixties Ferruccio Lamborghini had no intention of building a Miura Roadster, this bright blue prototype didn’t even have a roof designed for it … sounds familiar? Just look at the Aventador J and the Veneno Roadster … neither of those two had a roof either. So when the ILZRO offered to buy the Miura Roadster the deal was signed and this one of a kind Lamborghini was shipped to the United States.
Chassis number 3498 arrived in New York and was taken apart to have all possible parts changed into zinc-plated, chrome-plated, polished or re-manufactured using some metal (like lead!) made or distributed by the ILZRO … this created the dark green metallic ZN75 with a warm, brown leather interior.
So if the 50 Aventador Miura Homage units are sold, wouldn’t it be a great idea for Automobili Lamborghini SpA to release an even more limited production run of Aventador Miura Roadster homage, available in either blue metallic over white or dark green metallic over brown, Ad Personam already has the Lambo Vintage leather, a fine semi-aniline leather enhanced with a softer and more natural feel that would look great inside a dark Verde Metallizata Roadster.
Naturally all this is pure speculation, and the images with this article are simply virtualizations of how an Aventador Miura Roadster Homage edition would look … but it is always nice to dream about special Bulls like this, and in the end it might become a reality in 2018 when the Miura Roadster is 50 years old.