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Friday, December 10, 2021

The provocations of Colani's biodynamic design over the Miura

~UNiquE~ As previously discussed, related to automotive works from renowned designer Luigi 'Lutz' Colani, namely about the biodynamic design concept which is very thick spoke on the most results of his works and at the same time showing the figure of unique and unusual vehicles. If You wanna see another Luigi Colani' works, visit his sites @Colani.org.
The Colani’s Miura Le Mans Concept is finally visible to the public for the first time after about forty years at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile in Turin, before its return in the USA in 2011. (Picture from: MuseoAuto)
And among the many works that have been produced by the maestro, perhaps this is the most radical and controversial design concept. If we look closely, such this vehicle design was also later applied by Colani to several of his works as follow: the Eifelland Type 21, a Formula-1 racing car of 1972 and the Innotruck, the futuristic biodynamic designed truck of 2012.
The Miura Le Mans Concept consists of 'two-part hybrid car' with a Lamborghini Miura rear chassis section and front passenger cabin designed 'like a glider cockpit'. (Picture from: Dyler)
The mentioned car is the Miura Le Mans Concept made as a study design concept unveiled in 1970 and consists of 'two-part hybrid car' with a Lamborghini Miura rear chassis section and front passenger cabin designed 'like a glider cockpit'.
The Lamborghini Miura P400 S is widely regarded as the world’s first Bertone's made supercar took by Luigi Colani as the basis of his unique biodynamic designed car named Miura Le Mans Concept. (Picture from: Hemmings)
For your info, Lamborghini Miura is widely regarded as the world’s first Bertone's made supercar, powered by a 3.9-litre V12 engine which propelled it to a top speed of 163 mph and would reach 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. And we all agree that the Miura since it was first launched in 1966 one of the most beautiful cars ever produced, even until today almost sixty years since its launch, it still winning awards for its aesthetics.
The Lamborghini Miura Le Mans Concept sketches by Luigi 'Lutz' Colani back in the 1970. (Picture from: Dyler)  
The Lamborghini Miura Le Mans Concept sketches by Luigi 'Lutz' Colani back in the 1970. (Picture from: Dyler)
In the midst of his admiration for the Miura in 1970, he took the iconic sports car as the basis, then turned it into a unique biodynamic car called the Miura Le Mans Concept and so called because it was formally intended to race on the legendary endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The seating position in the Colani's Miura Le Mans Concept was almost identical to today’s Formula-1 seating. (Picture from: Dyler)
In the making process, Colani cut the Miura transversely while still using the powertrain and rear axle only, and coated it with a fiberglass tapered body work which ends with blunt tail. While the air intake channel for engine cooling is pinned in front of the rear wheel arches.
Luigi Colani made this Miura Le Mans Concept car by himself in his dining room. (Picture from: Dyler)
Hinged over the rear, the front (also made of fiberglass) is clearly inspired by the shape of the glider cockpit, in this case it has been enlarged, in addition to being able to accommodate two passengers sitting side by side as well as to compensate for the width of its rear-mounted engine. The cockpit is accessible through an extendable plexiglass dome, and uniquely, its two passengers's position inside the cockpit is almost laying down, as on the current Formula-1 cars.
The front and the rear parts of the Colani's Miura Le Mans Concept move independently (like the tractor of a truck and its trailer), with a rather limited turning radius. (Picture from: YoWModelini)
While its two front wheels are hidden under the lateral ends of the passenger compartment. The control of the car is entrusted to a joystick positioned in the center through a series of mechanical transmissions. The front part and the rear move independently (like the tractor of a truck and its trailer), with a rather limited turning radius.
After completed, the unique Colani's Miura Le Mans Concept presented in several expos during the 1970s, the automotive artwork designed by Colani was then sold in the United States, where it remained hidden and had even floundered for more than thirty years. It then returned to Germany and was restored before an American collector purchased it back. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | COLANI.ORGMUSEOAUTO | DYLER | CARSCOOPS ]
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