The first Lamborghini Miuras rolled off the line in 1966 and to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the original supercar, Lamborghini decided to visit the car’s namesake farm.
It’s no secret that Ferrucio Lamborghini, like Hemingway, was a fan of bull fighting and as such named his V12 beast after the famous Miura Cattle Ranch in Lora del Rio, Spain.
Miura bulls are renowned in bull fighting and many of the farm’s fighting bulls lent their names to Lamborghini’s vehicles. In fact, Mucrielago, Reventon, and Islero were all Miura bulls known for their size, ferocity, and cunning.
“There are certain strains of bull with a marked ability to learn from what goes on in the arena … faster than the actual fight progresses which makes it more difficult from one minute to the next to control them,” wrote Hemingway in his non-fiction book, Death in the Afternoon. “These bulls are raised by Don Eduardo Miura’s sons from old fighting stock.”
The Miura SV that made the trip to the farm was borrowed from the Museum at Sant’Agata Bolognese and was joined by a cadre of six Huracans and Aventadors.
The Lamborghini Miura’s return to the family farm marks the end of the automaker’s 50 th anniversary celebrations that saw models flood the lawns of the world’s best Concours d’Elegance.