Miura and Aventador: Old and New?

Volkswagen makes a new Golf every couple of years. BMW launches a new engine every week, and MINI is transforming itself from a one-car brand into one that offers no less than 10 models. But there are still companies in the world that don’t like to hurry.
Aventador and Miura 1 photo
Photo: Effsports via Flickr
And among the big names, nobody like to takes things slow more than Lamborghini. While the world was switching to mid-engined supercars in the 60s, company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini was against the idea. But a couple of engineers and designers went against his wishes and made the Miura, and now all they make is mid-engined cars.

But things have moved on since then, and the Miura had children, and those children had children, and so on, and so forth. From a rear-drive 4-liter V12 with a 5-speed manual, we’ve moved on to a 6.5-liter V12 with all-wheel drive and a trick auto.

But is it better? Effsports, who took this photo he titled “Generation Gap” says the Aventador failed to start at the end of the HRE 2012 Open House. Could it be the same car that turned into a skateboard and was rolled downhill into a trailer? We’re pretty sure that it is, and it means grandpa is in better shape than the spirited child. Guess it’s time for it to quit computer games and do some running.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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