SL: I think we should combine them. It is one brand, two cars, completely different. One is very elegant and very beautiful, gorgeous,and the other is avant garde, almost with a machined, weapon-like look.
LD: When I had to design the Murciélago, I took those two cars as inspiration. I took the architecture of the Countach and took the feelings and emotion in the formal DNA of the Miura together and was really trying to combine both. This really graphic, architectural world of the Countach together with the Miura.
Both of them are completely different to what was happening at the time. The Miura showed that the super sports car could be sexy, it could be feminine. It was so technologically advanced in its package, with the 12-cylinder transverse motorbike engine-type of construction. And also the fascination of this car having the central pod and the front and rear bonnets opening up.
SL: That’s beautiful actually, you can just leave it open all the time, it is so gorgeous. (Automobili Lamborghini, via Newspress)