Lamborghini Miura in red at sunset with clouds.

Photo by Mike Mareen via Adobe Stock

The first mid-engine supercar in the world

About the Miura

The Lamborghini Miura was the first sports car that featured a mid-engine powertrain layout.

The body was designed by Marcello Gandini on contract from Bertone. It is often cited as the most beautiful car design in history.

The Miura was the first commercially successful car for Lamborghini. The success of the Miura forced the transition to two-sear supercars from the four-seater grand touring (GT) cars that Ferruccio Lamborghini imagined for the company.

Unfortunately, the Lamborghini Muira gained a reputation for killing its customers. The rear weight bias of the mid-engine layout gave the Miura a tendency to oversteer.

Model Information

First Model Year1966
Last Model Year1973
Engine TypeV12
InductionNaturally aspirated
Engine OrientationTransverse
Body StyleCoupé
Number of Doors2
Number of Seats2
Front SuspensionDouble wishbone
Rear SuspensionDouble wishbone
Steering TypeRack and pinion


Lamborghini Miura in Media

Video Games

Grand Theft Auto (GTA)

The design of the Pegassi Munroe is based on the Lamborghini Miura.

Pegassi Monroe in green inside a parking garage in Grand Theft Auto the video game.

Learn more about other Lamborghini models whose designs made it into the world of Grand Theft Auto as Pegassi cars.