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Is the 1968 Lamborghini Miura Roadster the World's Most Beautiful Car?
In 1968, Lamborghini's coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Bertone, experimented with an open-top version of the groundbreaking Miura supercar.
April 10, 2023
1968 Lamborghini Miura RoadsterAutomobili Lamborghini
It also established the prototype of supercars to follow, with a mid-mounted V12 driving the rear wheels.
Between 1966 and 1973, coachbuilder Carrozzeria Bertone assembled 764 of the sleek, low-slung coupes, whose roof rises just 41.5 inches from the ground. This, for a production car, compares closely to the 40-inch roof height that lent the Ford GT40 Le Mans race car its name.
Filmmakers were entranced by the Miura, casting it in 43 movies, often in a starring role. The car’s star turn came in “The Italian Job” in 1969, which opened with a three-minutes sequence of Rossano Brazzi driving a P400 Miura as Matt Monro sings “On Days Like These” while the V12 engine accompanies him in the background.
For all its notability, the Miura was never produced in a sexy open top version. However, Lamborghini did build a single roadster prototype. Found Ferruccio Lamborghini was not a fan of roadsters, so the one-off protype was the only one ever built.
We thought it would be fun to take a close look at this one-of-a-kind machine with a photo gallery to help you decide whether you agree that it is the world’s most beautiful car.
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