Automobili Lamborghini extends its deepest sympathies to the Stanzani family on the loss of Paolo. Paolo Stanzani played a major role in the history of the brand from Sant’Agata Bolognese: he created the Lamborghini Miura in 1966 – along with Giampaolo Dallara and designer Marcello Gandini – and subsequently other legendary models. His vision, his creative genius and innovative approach to projects are still a source of inspiration for Lamborghini.
Paolo Stanzani was born in Bologna, Italy, on 20 July 1936. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering in 1961 at the University of Bologna, he was hired in Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.a.S. on 30 September 1963.
It was the time of the 350 GT, the 400 GT, the Islero, but above all the Miura. For his contribution to technical development, Stanzani is to be considered one of the fathers of two of the most revolutionary cars in the history of automobiles, the Miura and the Countach. In 1967 he accepted the role of General Manager and Technical Director, taking over from Giampaolo Dallara. In those years many legendary vehicles were produced, including the Espada, the Jarama, the Miura S, the Miura SV, the Urraco and the Countach.