Miura cre­ator dies

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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