Walter de’ Silva, the then-head of design at Lamborghini, was passionate about this project, claiming to have dreamed of re-interpreting the Miura’s timeless design in modern and contemporary terms. Looking at the concept, we’d say he pulled off that vision rather well. The classic eyelashes are incorporated into the lights, the “horn” doors remain, but there are shades of Lamborghinis-to-follow in the rear lights and the aero, fit and finish are befitting of a much more modern design. It’s also rather fitting that this concept came in the halcyon days of the Bizzarrini-designed V12 engine layout that hit headlines first in the original Miura, and left with 2009's Murcielago SV.
What do you think of the Miura Concept? In spite of our general approval of it, we’re glad it never hit the road. Cars as aesthetically challenging and forward-looking as flagship V12 Lamborghinis should, in our view, always look ahead, rather than to the past, and with the Aventador that eventually took the Murcielago's place, the former was very much the case.