Thursday, July 25, 2024

Known from TV – pop star's Lamborghini sold for huge sums

It featured in Top Gear all the way back in 2003. Now pop star Jay Kay's Lamborghini Miura has been sold for a hideously large sum of money.

It is widely agreed that the Lamborghini Miura was the world's first supercar. But not only that, when it came out in 1966, it was also called the world's most beautiful car by several people. Now pop star Jay Kay has sold his copy.

The 54-year-old Brit hit with the band Jamiroquai on tracks like Virtual Insanity and Cosmic Girl. In the music video for the latter, a purple Lamborghini actually plays a central role.

But now it's Jay Kay's Miura it's all about. Or rather: Jay Kay's former Miura. Because the pop star has sold the 52-year-old car.

A car he actually bought himself on top of the success of Cosmic Girl. The car is one of only 150 copies of the Miura SV, and the auction house RM Sotheby's has just had it under the hammer.

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But long before that, the car actually featured in some of the first Top Gear. That is, after the program's relaunch with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond as hosts.

– The car is so much ahead of its time. It's a wonderful, wonderful thing, Jay Kay said of the car when he appeared on Top Gear.

As much as Kay loved the car, he actually ended up selling it himself to another British car collector. And it is he who has now collected 4.9 million dollars for the car. This corresponds to 34.2 million Danish kroner.

For that kind of money, the new and so far anonymous owner got himself a 3.9-liter V12 engine with 385 horsepower, which moves the Miura from 0 to 100 km/h in 5 seconds cleanly and to a top speed of 280 km/h .

It is perhaps at most moderate today. But in the 60s, it was completely unheard of performance for a street car. That kind of thing happened on the racetracks.

The Miura had left the 'assembly line' when the brand's founder Ferruccio Lamborghini lost control of Lamborghini in 1973. The car brand had as many as six owners, because Volkswagen took over the shop in 1998. The rest is history. Although extremely well-documented history.

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