Paolo Stanzani Creator of Lamborghini Miura Dead
Paola Stanzani, the engineer that created the revolutionary Lamborghini Miura died at 81 on Wednesday.
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Remembering Paola Stanzani.
1966 saw the birth of the Lamborghini Miura the first mid-engined supercar from Lamborghini. This was at a time when Lamborghini was producing front-engined cars that did not exactly make them stand out.
They were in competition with Ferrari which was designing and building far more superior cars. Therefore Ferruccio Lamborghini took a huge leap of faith when he let Paola and his team create the mid-engined supercar.
Paolo and designer Marcello Gandini, test driver Bob Wallace and chassis engineer Gian Paulo Dallara put their brilliant minds together. The outcome changed Lamborghini’s fate forever.
Lamborghini Miura was born and the world of super cars was never the same again. The mid-engined era was birthed and other super car manufacturers jumped on board in a bid to keep up with Lamborghini.
It was still under Paola Stanzani that the Espada, Jarama, Miura SV, Urraco and Countach were built.
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As we remember the legacy of this greater inventor; we remain forever grateful for his remarkable contribution at Lamborghini. Thanks to his brilliant mind, Lamborghini earned and sealed its mark as one of all time’s greatest super car makers.
The Lamborghini Miura was so remarkable that last year, the people at Lamborghini unveiled a tribute to it. Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage.
Here are official words from Lamborghini about the Special Edition Aventador;
A brand-new and thoroughly original edition is born. A special edition Aventador Coupé which pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Miura, the historic forerunner to Lamborghini’s V12 super sports cars, through a design which combines history and style. With only 50 units to be made, the Aventador Miura Homage proves that Automobili Lamborghini looks to the future without forgetting its roots.
Ian Paul Byamugisha a.k.a paulothewriter is a Writer / Author, blogger, Music Critic, Tech Geek and a petrol-head.
A couple of free short stories later, he is currently working on his debut novel titled KIMANI. Besides writing, he works as a Support & Implementation engineer for a tech firm.