1971 / 1973
On the Miura SV, maximum power was increased to 385 bhp through modifications to the valve train and carburettor. It remained the fastest production car in the world until 1973. The Miura SV’s rear track width was widened to 1.54 metres to allow the fitting of 60-series tyres. The car weighed in at a hefty 1,300 kg unladen. The Miura SV also gets a new rear suspension. Easily identifiable by its eyelash-less eyes dominating a widened grille, its redesigned rear lights and its wide tyres, the Miura SV was produced until the end of 1972, when production of the model was finally discontinued. It should be noted that a few lucky buyers at the time asked the factory for significant modifications to transform their SV into an SVJ, an SV ‘Jota’, a racing prototype that was never marketed.