Lamborghini Urraco

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Lamborghini Urraco
Lamborghini Urraco P111 (France).jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Lamborghini
Production 1973-1979
Assembly Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Designer Marcello Gandini at Bertone[1]
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2+2 coupé
Layout RMR-T
Related Lamborghini Silhouette
Lamborghini Jalpa
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L (122 cu in) V8 engine (P200)
2.5 L (153 cu in) V8 engine (P250)
3.0 L (183 cu in) V8 engine (P300 & P111)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length 4,250 mm (167.3 in)
Width 1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Height 1,160 mm (45.7 in)
Chronology
Successor Lamborghini Jalpa

The Lamborghini Urraco is a 2+2 sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini. It was introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1970 but wasn't put on sale until 1973; production ended in 1979. It was named after a breed of bulls.[2]

History[edit]

The car is a 2+2 coupé with body designed by Marcello Gandini, at the time working for Carrozzeria Bertone.[1] Rather than being another supercar, like the Lamborghini Miura, the Urraco was more affordable, an alternative to the contemporary Ferrari Dino and Maserati Merak.[3]

When production ceased in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built. Twenty-one of these were Urraco P111 (P250 Tipo 111) for the American market. In order to comply with American regulations, these cars had larger front bumpers and emissions controls, the latter resulting in less horsepower for the American version. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300 with 2 litre, 2.5 litre, and 3 litre V-8 respectively.

Both the Lamborghini Silhouette, with its detachable roof panel, and its successor Lamborghini Jalpa, with a 3.5 litre V-8 engine, were based upon the Urraco.

Specifications and performance[edit]

Model Engine Displacement Max power Max torque 0–100 km/h Top speed Units
P200 V8 ohc 1,994 cc 182 PS (134 kW; 180 hp) at 7,500 rpm 176 N·m (130 lb·ft) at 3,800 rpm 7.2 s 215 km/h (134 mph) 66
P250 V8 ohc 2,463 cc 220 PS (162 kW; 217 hp) at 7,500 rpm 220 N·m (162 lb·ft) at 3,750 rpm 6.9 s 240 km/h (149 mph) 520
P300 V8 dohc 2,996 cc 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 7,500 rpm 220 N·m (162 lb·ft) at 3,750 rpm 5.6 s 260 km/h (162 mph) 190

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Landsem, Arnstein (Mar 15, 2011). The Book of the Lamborghini Urraco. Veloce Publishing. pp. 13–17. ISBN 978-1-84584-286-4. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ Markus, Frank (February 2013). "Sant'Agata Bolognese to Zaragoza, the Heming-Way". Motor Trend 65 (2): 106. 
  3. ^ "Three small exotic GTs". Road & Track (road test). September 1975. Retrieved 2014-09-26. 

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