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