But here he was in the car eventually known as the Miura and another larger car, also a prototype they later named “Islero” after one of our prize bulls that killed four matadors,” Eduardo said.”

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Lamborghini Miura


It’s fair to say the term “Supercar” was invented after the release of this, the Lamborghini Miura. Fifty years later we visited the place where it got its name to drive the iconic legend.


It’s a poster car and a movie star (who could forget The Italian Job). The Lamborghini Miura literally is a legend in its own lifetime but there’s one thing about its history that quietly slipped under the radar. Until we sat with the Miura family that is.


For generations, the legend of the Lamborghini Miura has been that company founder Ferrucio Lamborghini was such a fan of Spanish bull fighting that it provided the impetus for his supercar company. It helped that the fighting bull on the badge would go opposite the prancing horse used by his arch nemesis, Enzo Ferrari. But that’s not quite how it came about. [To be continued...]

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