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1966 Miura

Post by LhYnxz on Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:54 pm

Miura, also known as the TP400, comes from a breed of fighting bulls.
The V12 engine located in the rear of the car was designed by Giotto
Bizzarini, the individual who also led developed of the Ferrari 250
GTO. Although the idea to place the engine in the middle of the car
came from sources such as the Ford GT40, the idea to turn it sideways
came from the Mini. By putting it sideways, the engine was very compact
which meant superb handling, balance, and performance. The styling came
from Bertone's Marcello Gandini. This car, along with
most of the other cars built by Lamborghini had one purpose: To beat
Ferrari. Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini, a tractor manufacturer, had an
argument with Enzo Ferrari. He had bought a Ferrari and had a complaint
with the car. When he approched Enzo Ferrari with his comments, Enzo
replied that the problem was with the driver and not with the car. He
also remarked that Ferruccio was just a tractor maker and did not
understand real engineering. The result was a super car dynasty. The hood and front section was alloy with the rest of the body being steel.
There was minimal rear visibility due to vents located on the back
window. The purpose of the vents was to aid in keeping the engine cool.
There were ducts on the bottom of the vehicle located behind the doors
also used for cooling the engine.

1966 Lamborghini Miura

Engine LocationMid
Drive TypeRear Wheel
Body DesignerBertone
Weight2850 lbs | 1292.8 kg
Introduced At
0-60 mph5.5 seconds.
Top Speed170 mph | 273.5 km/h Similar top speeds
Engine ConfigurationV



Solid valve lifters
Displacement3929.00 cc | 239.8 cu in. | 3.9 L.
Valves24 valves.
2 valves per cylinder.
Horsepower350.00 BHP (257.6 KW) @ 7000.00 RPM
Torque279.00 Ft-Lbs (378.3 NM) @ 5000.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio8.1 LB / HP (Vehicles with similar ratio)
HP / Liter89.7 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio9.8:1
Main Bearings7
Fuel FeedCarburetor

4 Weber 3-barrel carburetors (or 6 Weber 2-barrel carburetors)
BlockLight Alloy
HeadLight Alloy

Vehicles with similar horsepower and weight

Transmission Information
Final Drive4.09:1
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