As brilliant old cars go, there’s one that stands head and shoulders above the rest: the Lamborghini Miura. Chris Harris looks back at a design masterpiece that took on Ferrari to become the fastest car you could buy.Get the full story in the new episode of , Sunday at 8pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.Want to watch a bit of on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you’ll find on YouTube. Whether you’re searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here.Want to share your views with the team?
bitzerini v12 smaller lighter and more powerful than anything ferrari had at the time it had 350 horsepower this later sv car 385 horsepower big numbers back then and i can see the carburetor and the throttles moving behind me every time i push the pedal you can see it’s moving it feels like i’m just off the side of the engine because i am it’s about six inches away from my shoulder and that noise top speed well in true lamborghini fashion nobody quite knows that either but it was at least 170 miles per hour which crucially made the miura faster than anything ferrari was selling at the time wing mirrors were optional in 1966 why did you need them who was going to overtake you if you were driving a miura this was the fastest road car in the world there were no questions it was the fastest or at least it was when it worked early miuras were built using steel less than one millimeter thick they were fragile temperamental cars and they broke a lot the headlights were borrowed from a fiat and they were rubbish one owner apparently confronted ferruccio saying his car was lethal to drive at night to which ferruccio replied what gentleman would want to spend his nights in a car you