An important and unique piece of Lamborghini history is revisited.
The last-ever Lamborghini Aventador and last “pure” V12-powered Lamborghini, an Ad Personam-customized Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster was inspired by a Lamborghini one-off that was introduced over 54 years ago: the Lamborghini Miura Roadster of 1968. The car was a specially-engineered version of the Miura designed to deliver a top-down, open-air experience that was seamless, natural, and just as exciting as the original car. While it remained a one-off, it helped inspire and inform Lamborghini roadsters of the future, and most recently, it inspired the very last “pure” V12-powered Lamborghini ever.
Where did the Miura Roadster go?
After being shown originally at the 1968 Brussels Auto Show, the car went on to be sold to ILZRO, or the International Lead and Zinc Research Association, where it was repainted and modified as the ZN 75, which showed off the proponents of lead and zinc in the automotive industry. In fact, the zinc-based rust protection featured on the Miura Roadster as the ZN 75 is still used today. In 2008, the Miura Roadster was given a restoration that brought it back to its original character with the same stunning Lamè SKy Blu paintwork and white leather interior with red carpets that the car had in 1968, and when it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2008, it won second place in the Lamborghini category.
Where is the Miura Roadster now?
Lamborghini’s MUDETEC museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, will serve as home to the Miura Roadster, where the model is on display celebrating its role in the final Aventador. It will be on display through the months of October and November, and the opportunity to see it is a rare one since the car is a one-off with incredible historical significance.