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|Assembly||Italy: Sant'Agata Bolognese|
|Designer||Marcello Gandini at Bertone|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2+2 coupé|
|Layout||Transverse mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive|
|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)|
|Curb weight||1250 - 1300 kg|
The Lamborghini Urraco is a 2+2 sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini, introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1970, marketed for model years 1972-1979, and named after a line of Miura-bred fighting bulls; the name translates to "little bull".
The car is a 2+2 coupé with body designed by Marcello Gandini, at the time working for Carrozzeria Bertone. Rather than being another range topping sports car, like the Lamborghini Miura, the Urraco was intended to be more affordable and an alternative to the contemporary Ferrari Dino and Maserati Merak.
When production ceased in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built, of which 21 were Urraco P111s (P250 Tipo 111s) 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. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300 with 2-litre, 2.5-litre, and 3-litre V8s 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
|Model||Engine||Displacement||Bore x Stroke||Compression Ratio||Max power||Max torque||0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)||Top speed||Units|
|P200||V8 OHC 16V||1,994 cc||77.4 mm x 53 mm||8.6:1||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 16V||2,463 cc||86 mm x 53 mm||10.5:1||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|
|2,996 cc||86 mm x 64.5 mm||10.5:1||250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 7,500 rpm||265 N⋅m (195 lb⋅ft) at 3,500 rpm||5.6 s||260 km/h (162 mph)||190|
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