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Three of the best supercars of the 1970s

The age of disco and punk rock saw a more angular, muscular design philosophy in the motoring world, with the wedge-shaped Ferrari BB 512, and Aston Martin switching from beautiful curves to a more transatlantic style.

Lamborghini’s iconic and stunning Miura was a throwback to the Sixties, and was launched in that decade, but remained in production in the early 70s before the Italian manufacturer also ditched the swooping lines for the outrageously edgy Countach.

Find out what made the supercars of the 70sĀ great here.

V12 Lamborghini Miura P400SV

Shortly before the Miura was discontinued in 1973, Ferruccio Lamborghini sold off his controlling interest in the company; with this beautiful beast of a car, he had achieved all that he set out to do when he started making cars: out-Ferrari Ferrari.

The Miura was a rock star of a car, a voluptuous, brutish mid-engined road racer often dubbed the first true production supercar.
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V8 Aston Martin DBS

The DBS was a major departure for Aston Martin, with seductive classic British curves jettisoned for a more transatlantic, muscular look not dissimilar to a Mustang or Britain's Jensen Interceptor.

That it was produced alongside the traditional DB6 for three years in the late 1960s gave buyers a choice - stick with the past or twist into the Seventies with this bold new look.
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V12 Ferrari BB 512

Enzo Ferrari always believed that the carriage follows the horse, and so the car must follow the engine.

But it was seeing his front-engined cars being bested on the track by mid-engined rivals that, along with the persuasion of his engineers, finally convinced Ferrari to follow suit - first with the Dino racing cars, and eventually with the road-going 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer (BB).
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