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Animal instincts: The Lamborghini Miura conquers the bullring
Updated 16th January 2017
Animal instincts: The Lamborghini Miura conquers the bullring
This video is a segment from the CNN Style show.
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura, considered by many to be the world's first supercar.
Positioned as the world's fastest production car when it was unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, the Miura was named after the fearsome Spanish Miura fighting bull.
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"Mr. Lamborghini was born under the star sign of Taurus, and as he intended his sports car to be a rival of Ferrari, it was perhaps natural that he would choose a bull as his counterpart, as his adversary to Ferrari's prancing horse," said Simon Kidston, founder of the Kidston SA dealership.
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2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura. Often acknowledged at the world's first supercar, it's unveiling at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, shocked the autos industry. Credit: RM Auctions
For the family that rears the namesake bulls, the Lamborghini connection is a mark of prestige.
"It's a tremendous honor and a great level of pride to have the Lamborghini brand have a car named after Miura," said Don Antonio Miura, whose family has bred bulls for 175 years. "The power of the Lamborghini is the same power and force that a raging bull has, in all of its splendor and beauty."
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To celebrate the connection, Kidston reunited the auto with the animal, bringing the Miura to a bullring in Lora del Río, Spain.
Watch the video above to the see the famed Lamborghini Miura in action.
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