Supercars at the Petersen Automotive Museum

1966 Lamborghini Miura

The Petersen Automotive Museum show, Supercars: When Too Much Is Almost Enough opens March 5, 2011.

The first supercar I remember was the Lamborghini Miura. In the ’60’s, I read a road test in Car and Driver or Road and Track, where the author (Brock Yates? P. J. O’Rourke?, David E. Davis?) recalled driving at a sedate 100 mph in Nevada when a Porsche came up from behind flashing it’s headlights. He said they’d normally be polite and move over, but in the Miura, they downshifted two gears and left the Porsche way behind.

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