Lamborghini Urraco

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Lamborghini Urraco

1972 - 1977
2462 cc
220 bhp @ 7500 rpm
5 spd. man
Top Speed:
160 mph
Number Built:
P250:520 P200:66 P300:190
3 star
Lamborghini Urraco
The Urraco was an ambitious project, Ferruccio Lamborghini wanting to move over 2,000 units each year, thus turning Lamborghini into an Italian success story like their nemesis Porsche.

While the theory was good, the timing was completely wrong, with the 1970's energy crisis putting pay to this adventurous project.

The project failed completely. In technical view, Urraco was quite interesting. It was a mid-engined sports car, but simultaneously had 2+2 seating layout. That made it the first 2+2 mid-engined car in the world, even earlier than Ferrari 308GT4.

The original car was powered by an underpowered sohc 2.5-liter V8, then upgraded to dohc 3-liter V8 and the new car was called Urraco P300 (compared with the original P250). P300 was an excellent GT, with sensuous handling accompanied with excellent brakes.

Between 1974 and 1976, only 776 Urracos were made, which was well below Lamborghini's expectation.

After that, it was modified to Silhouette (more like a Urraco with Targa roof) and eventually became the 2-seat Jalpa. What a pity a good car died in this way.

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