The first “supercar” from Lamborghini, and perhaps the first supercar the world had ever seen, was the P400 Miura, and when it was first unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Salon, its impact was nothing short of extraordinary. Simply stated, the Miura looked like nothing else on the road, and it marked a paradigm shift in the design of high-performance cars. Its sensuous lines were undoubtedly indebted to the placement of its engine, which was mounted transversely, just behind the passenger compartment.



The Miura’s performance matched its looks, and the car would go on to be the poster child for a petrol-fueled generation. As such, Miuras could often be found in the garages of many of the most fashionable celebrities of the day, including Miles Davis, Rod Stewart, and Frank Sinatra. 


    

Marcello Gandini penned the gorgeous design at the age of 27, and it beautifully encapsulated the youthful spirit of the age. The car was beautifully styled throughout, with intricate details that would always bring a smile to the driver’s face when interacting with the car, such as the shape of the doors, which were supposedly modeled off of the horns of a raging bull. To many, it boasted the perfect automotive silhouette, as it was just as muscular as it was sensual.