Pictured above, the “fathers” of the Miura, engineers Gian Paolo Dallara (right) and Paolo Stanzani (left), who were in charge of the Miura’s technical development, and engineer Marcello Gandini (centre) with Miura S #4644 from the factory Museo collection.
Automobili Lamborghini fondly & respectfully remembers one of the "the fathers of Miura," engineer, Paolo Stanzani (July 20, 1936 - Jan 18, 2017)
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 19 January 2017
Automobili Lamborghini together with the Stanzani family comes to grips with the pain for the death of Engineer, Paolo. Stanzani was among the main leading characters in the early the history of the brand from Sant'Agata Bolognese, creating together with Ing. Giampaolo Dallara and the designer Marcello Gandini the Lamborghini Miura in 1966, and later giving birth to other legendary models. His vision, his creative genius and his pioneering approach to projects are still a source of inspiration for Lamborghini today.
Paolo Stanzani was born in Bologna on July 20, 1936. After completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering at Bologna University in 1961, he joined Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini s.a.s. on September 30, 1963 as the assistant to Dallara, the company’s Technical Director at the time. Paolo Stanzani was involved primarily in dimensional-structural calculations in the Testing Department (engine test rooms, road tests, homologations) and relations with bodyshops (Touring, Bertone, Marazzi, Zagato, and Silat) until 1967.
It was the time of the 350 GT, the 400 GT, the Islero, and most of all the Miura. Considered one of the “fathers of the Miura” as regards its technical development, he became General Director and Technical Director in the second half of 1967, taking over from Gian Paolo Dallara. The years that followed were marked by the production of legendary vehicles like the Espada, the Jarama, the Miura S, the Miura SV, the Urraco and the Countach.