Lamborghini won't build retro styled cars, including Miura

Business Materials 7 October 2006 12:44 (UTC +04:00)

(autoinsidernews) - Lamborghini will not build any retro-themed cars, according to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann. The Miura was a celebration of our history, but Lamborghini is about the future. Retro design is not what we are here for. So we won't do the Miura, even as a limited edition, said Winkelmann. While Winkelmann said that successors to the the Espada 2+2 or LM002 are a possibility in the future, the Italian automaker will also be leaving its retired nameplates in the past.

I want Lamborghini on the edge, said Winkelmann. Our brand values are uncompromising, extreme and Italian. And I want our product to match the brand. Lamborghinis must be lower, wider and more sharply styled than our rivals.

Lamborghini unveiled the Miura concept in January at the Detroit Auto Show to celebrate the original supercar's 40th birthday. At that time, Winkelmann said the Miura could be built in limited numbers as a special edition, but the business case never panned out, reports Trend.