The original supercar was broken into a million little pieces.
There's a lot of moving parts that go into a machine as complex as an automobile. Seldom do we get to see them all. But Fabian Oefner has quite literally elevated doing just that into an art form.
The Swiss designer has become known for his Disintegrating series, taking on a variety of subject matter, from clocks and soda cans to paint and photography. But his cars are among the most striking, and certainly the most interesting to us – and, if you're reading these words, more likely than not to you as well.
Oefner's past work has seen him take on such automotive icons as the Ford GT40, Porsche 956, Ferrari 250 GTO, Mercedes 300 SL, Jaguar E-Type, and Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic. But for his latest project, he looked at the Lamborghini Miura SV, and all the parts that went into making it the very archetype of the exotic supercar.
The Miura's a classic that should require no introduction, but we'll give you the lowdown just the same. Designed by the legendary Marcelo Gandini at Bertone, it was lightyears ahead of anything anyone had ever seen when it debuted in 1965.
Where all of Ferruccio Lamborghini's previous models had stuck with the familiar front-engined form, the Miura placed its 3.9-liter V12 behind the cockpit, in the middle of its chassis, like so many of its successors. But the Miura's engine was mounted transversely. It was (and remains) a bit of a beast to drive, its nose infamously lifting under acceleration and at speed. But as a harbinger of things to come, it was unsurpassed. Only 764 were made, 150 of which were produced in Super Veloce trim. And we've never seen one quite like how Oefner has presented it here.