Car Enthusiasts – Assemble!

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The RIAC National Classic Car Show will be on at the RDS on the 1st and 2nd March (Saturday and Sunday for those of you who haven’t got the energy to open the calendar). And if you love cars, then you’re going to want to be there this year.

Amongst the usual litany of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and various other vehicles will be the Lamborghini Miura, also known as the world’s first supercar. Produced by the Italian automaker between 1967 and 1973, the Miura is believed to be behind the move towards two-seater, mid-engined sports cars. When it was first launched, it was the fastest production car you could get your hands on, powered by a 3.9L V12 engine which churned out around 350 horsepowers with a top speed of 283 km/h.

Impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that the car’s designer – Marcello Gandini – was only 25, a designer who also has the instantly recognisable Countach under his belt. Because of a mixture of its exotic looks and advanced design, mixed in with a lavish price tag and quite incredible performance, it’s not hard to understand why it’s considered to be the world’s first true supercar.

If you’re going to the show, there are plenty more treats in store – alongside the Miura will be a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTL, a Lotus Esprit 300S, a Ferrari 575M Maranello and a Lamborghini Gallardo to name but a few. That should get you in the mood.

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