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Lamborghini Miura Redesigned For The 21st Century

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Lamborghini needs to make this modern-day Miura a reality.

Nearly 50 years after it finished production, the Lamborghini Miura is still regarded by many as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. But what if it was made today? Render artist Ruperto Design decided to find out and has designed the modern Lamborghini Miura of our dreams. While the artist could have easily ruined the Miura's iconic design, it retains the original supercar's proportions while adding some modern design touches.

The front fascia, for example, borrows design elements from current Lamborghini supercars like the Aventador and the Huracan, with a more angular nose and slim LED headlights replacing the original model's circular headlights. In a nice retro-inspired touch, Ruperto's modernized Miura still features the original model's "eye-lashes" surrounding the headlights and air vents positioned behind the side windows.

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Elsewhere, the Miura's original side mirrors have been replaced with cameras mounted on the front wheel arches, and the render artist has added aggressive side skirts and a wraparound windshield, resulting in a stunning design that's respectful to the original. Ruperto hasn't created any renders of the cabin, but the reimagined Miura would likely be fitted with modern technology that wasn't available back in the 1960s such as large driver displays and safety assists.

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Likewise, Ruperto hasn't provided any potential powertrain details for the fictional Miura. If it was put into production, we imagine it would utilize Lamborghini's signature 6.5-liter V12, which produces 759 hp and 537 lb-ft of torque in the Aventador SVJ. Sadly, this modern Miura will have to remain a fantasy for now.

What are the chances of Lamborghini producing a modern version of the Miura? Never say never. A couple of years ago, CEO Stefano Domenicali hinted that Lamborghini could make a modern interpretation of the legendary Miura in the future, but "not in the next five years."

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