Lamborghini Miura SV
The Lamborghini Miura was designed by Marcello Gandini, of Bertone. A mockup was displayed at the Turin Motor show in 1965. It featured a mid mounted V12 Lamborghini engine and the original P400 produced 350 bhp (The SV shown produced 385bhp). The car featured flip up lights and a louvered engine cover, for better ventilation. In 1967 the car hit the headlines with a top speed of 170mph. The P400S of 1969 had a stiffer shell, wider tires, improved engine ventilation, vented discs and more power. The SV, made from 1971 to 1972 was a much improved car, with better suspension, to stop aero dynamic lift at high speeds and a new sump (to stop damaging oil surges, during hard cornering). The car was produced from 1966 to 1972.