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The Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage honors one of the most beautiful cars ever made

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James Bareham

Some say that the lithe, curvy Lamborghini Miura is the most beautiful car ever made. The modern-day Aventador, on the other hand — aggressive? Yes. Striking? Sure. But "beautiful, " at least in the traditional sense of the word, might be a stretch.

That didn't stop Lamborghini from using the Aventador to help celebrate the Miura's 50th anniversary, though, launching its Aventador Miura Homage edition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. The supercar winks at the Miura with a two-tone paint job, a Miura trademark. (The car on display is red-over-gold, which is either garish or awesome, depending on your perspective.) There are Miura logos inside and out, and a 6.5-liter V-12 engine producing 700 horsepower — a far cry from the 380 horsepower in the original's final P400SV variant.

The Aventador Miura Homage will be rarer than the car it honors: only 50 will be made, versus 764. You'd better get your order in now.