Miura creator dies
Lamborghini engineer Paolo Stanzani, one of the founding fathers of the Lamborghini Miura, has died, aged 80.
Along with Giampaolo Dallara and Marcello Gandini, Stanzani helped to create the famous Miura in 1966, and later lent his hand to the Countach, Espada, Jarama, and Urraco.
Born in Bologna, Italy, on 20 July 1936, Stanzani studied mechanical engineering at the University of Bologna and went to work for Lamborghini in September 1963 as Giampaolo Dallara’s assistant. Four years later he was promoted to replace Dallara as Lamborghini Automobili’s general manager and technical director.
Stanzani later helped to develop the Bugatti EB110, before working with Formula 1 racing outfit Minardi.
A Lamborghini spokesperson says: ‘His vision, creative genius and innovative approach to projects are still a source of inspiration for Lamborghini.’
Paolo Stanzani joined Lamborghini in 1963.