Our friends at Silodrome have so much awesome stuff that we like to share it from time to time. This is reprinted courtesy of Silodrome.
When it comes to '60s supercars, you'll be hard pressed to find something more iconic than this 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S 'SV Specification' (a P400S upgraded to SV spec). Its low
profile, mid-mounted V12, independent front and rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes left the Miura in a world of its own from a performance
perspective and it's fair to say that it gave the boys over at Ferrari more than a few sleepless nights.
The Miura's SV-specification 385hp, 3,929cc DOHC V-12 engine was mated to a five-speed manual transmission gave it a top speed somewhere in excess of
170mph and a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds – this level of performance was inline with late '50s Formula 1 specifications, indicating just how far automotive
engineering progressed in the 10 years of the 1960s.
This particular sold
for $781,000 at RM Auctions on January 18th. Incidentally, that's about the same amount of money it would take to buy a shoebox-sized studio apartment in a
major city. I honestly think I'd rather sleep in the car.