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Miura Speedboat With Two Lamborghini V12 Engines Heading To Auction

Miura Speedboat With Two Lamborghini V12 Engines Heading To Auction

Imagine how amazing this watercraft must sound.

For the Lamborghini enthusiast who wants to take his or her passion for the brand to the water, RM Sotheby's is preparing to auction a championship-winning speedboat with two Lambo V12 engines for power. The vessel's name is Miura, just like the Italian brand's famous supercar.

The companyCantieri Uniti Viareggio built this38-foot aluminum monohull boat. It originally came with two V8 powerplants, but a pair of Lamborghini V12s replaced them early in the vehicle's life. Each of these engines makes720 horsepower (537 kilowatts), which is plenty of power for speeding over the water.

In 1984,Alberto Petri piloted this boat to a Union Internationale Motonautique European Championship. He also helped builderCantieri Uniti Viareggio score a World Championship that year.Petri raced the speedboat as a privateer in 1985.

It's worth noting that the Lamborghini V12s for marine use are not identical to the road-going ones. Depending on the version, the displacement could be around 8.0 or even 9.0 liters. Put several of these engines in a speedboat, and you effectively get a supercar on the water.

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This boat has some especially neat styling touches that make it a bit more special. There's a painting of an Italian flag on one side that's gently chipping away to give the craft some patina. Another image shows a ram in racing overalls holding a helmet. There's also one with a logo proclaiming the world championship win.

The cockpit of the craft looks straight out of a midcentury, multi-engine aircraft. There are lots of gauges, switches, and buttons. The new owner needs to be very familiar with this type of watercraft to know what to do and avoid damaging the powertrain.

RM Sotheby's doesn't offer an estimate for the auction price, but it goes on the block on November 19. The sale includes a transport trailer for the boat and aCantieri Uniti Viareggio 25th anniversary book.


Source: RM Sotheby's via Silodrome

  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Right Side
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Left Side
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Engine Top
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Cockpit
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Full Side
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Front
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Badge
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Engine Emblem
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Badge
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Number
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Cockpit Front
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Controls
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Name
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Flag
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Drawing
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Painting
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Engine With Exhaust
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Engines From The Top
  • 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 Miura Lamborghini Speedboat Rivets

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