Lamborghini Miura P400S – Triple 9

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S 
Triple 9 - T9-43074A (diecast)

Published 07/03/17

The Miura, produced from 1966 to 1973, was possibly the first supercar with a mid-engine two-seat layout. And, when released, it was the fastest production road car of the time. The first model produced was the P400 (for Posteriore 4 litri), and it was powered by a V12 that produced 345 hp. At the end of 1969 the P400S was introduced, and it basically was the same P400 but more refined, with more creature comforts, more luggage space and a revised engine – the 3929 cm³ V12 SOHC with 24 valves was tweaked to produce 360 hp. All in all 338 P400S were produced.

Not the best 1:43 but at least okay.

I like Lamborghinis in general, and have a soft spot for the Miura. In my humble opinion it was the most graceful ever to come out of Sant’ Agata Bolognese. So though I was anxious to have one in my garage, I confess I was more curious about the model manufacturer than about the car per se.

Not great but neato.

This is my first Triple 9 model, and I was not certain about what I would get. Overall, for the price, I’m quite pleased with it. Think of a model with a detail level two notches down from an average Minichamps (maybe I’m being optimistic?). Definitively not great, but (for the price) okay. However, what I really didn’t like was the painted-on air intakes for the engine. In my eyes that’s basically for pw. But other than that, in the end it’s a pretty nice model if you’re on a budget.

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