Created by Dutch Marco van Overbeeke, the Lamborghini Miura Nuovo Concept is a modern reinterpretation of the iconic Lamborghini Miura model.
Based on the dimensions and the platform of the Lamborghini Reventón, it has a mid-engine, rear wheel drive layout, with a 2-seater cabin. The hypothetical powertrain features a V12 unit or two different engines, one behind the front axle and the other in front of the rear axle.
The exterior design is characterized by the belt line running from front to back, which makes it unmistakably a Miura.
Other design elements that refer to the original model include the headlights with a ‘mascara’-like border; the division of the body panels just in front of the rear wheel arches; the lamellas above the engine compartment; the ‘horn’-shaped doors.
As Marco van Overbeeke explains, "The use of intense fast lines suddenly kicking in and rapidly changing direction, combined with fluent and smooth surface treatment, result in a sharp body, with a long nose and low height.
"Thousands of ideas, hundreds of sketches and weeks of modelling have been captured in a 1:5 scale clay model. I decided to implement two different characters into that model.
"Applying differences to the left and right side of the model resulted in an asymmetric design which gave me the opportunity to explore and criticize both approaches. When you observe the model, you will never notice the differences between left and right simultaneously.
"The right side has a tight waist which gives the car a slimmer appearance, the side pod differs from the one on the left side and a sharp edge runs alongside the car. This results in a visual play between enlightened and shaded surfaces.
"People in general tend to prefer symmetry in cars, so an exciting alternative would be the driver actually choosing an asymmetric appearance, as implemented in the clay model.
"Being a Lamborghini enthusiast and dreaming about Lamborghini’s of all ages, I was inspired to create my own tribute to the original Miura. One that redefines the supercar just like the original Miura did. "
About the designer
Marco van Overbeeke was born in 1984 in Leiden, The Netherlands.
He is finishing a Master of Integrated Product Design – Automotive Specialisation from the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering TU Delft, The Netherlands.
He is currently looking for an Automotive Internship/Graduation assignment.
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(Image Courtesy: Marco van Overbeeke)