The euclidean norm is special among the p-norms. Indeed, let us focus on the plan R2. The set of linear isometries in R2, for any p-norm, always composes a group. But for any p-norm, except for p=2, such group is discrete and finite; basiclly it is generated by median and diagonal reflections. Only for p=2, such group of linear isometries is continous. This is showed in the article Borboleta_2012_Linear-Isometries-in-R2-for-P-Norms.