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Lamborghini Urraco 1972

The yr 2020 marks the fiftieth Anniversary of the Lamborghini Urraco, unveiled on the Turin Motor Show in past due October 1970. This version right now stood out for having brought technical answers that have been very progressive for the time, way to the contribution of engineer Paolo Stanzani, the technical father of the Urraco and Lamborghini's Chief Technical Officer on the time. The styling of the venture changed into entrusted to famend fashion dressmaker Marcello Gandini, who in that duration changed into main fashion dressmaker for Carrozzeria Bertone.

The Lamborghini Urraco is a quick 2+2 coupé, with mid-set up V8 rear engine and unbiased suspension, with MacPherson strut gadget on each the front and rear, for the primary time on a manufacturing car.

Initially supplied with the 2.five-liter V8 handing over 220 hp at 7800 rpm and pinnacle velocity of 245 km/h, the Urraco featured the double novelty of an 8-cylinder engine and distribution with a unmarried overhead camshaft in step with bank. The technical refinement changed into finished through using a "Heron chamber" engine head with flat internal element and the combustion chamber contained in a despair withinside the pinnacle of the piston. This answer aggregate made it viable to apply a better compression ratio with out growing the costs. Another novelty for Lamborghini changed into the 4 Weber double-frame forty IDF1 kind carburetors.

The manufacturing gadget for the automobile changed into some other innovation, deliberate from the early degrees of the venture to be an awful lot much less artisanal than the alternative Lamborghini fashions. The introduction of the Urraco changed into attributed to an specific desire of Ferruccio Lamborghini, who changed into keen to amplify the company's manufacturing and make a Lamborghini that could be reachable to a wider, albeit limited, public.

Only 4.25 meters long, the Lamborghini Urraco's indoors areas that have been fantastically progressive in phrases of the conformation of the dashboard, the placement of the instruments, and the dished steerage wheel.

Introduced as P250 Urraco, in which the "P" stood for the rear (posteriore) function of the engine, and 250 for the engine capacity (2.five liters), it changed into made from 1970 to 1976. 

The Urraco changed into then proposed on the 1974 Turin Motor Show withinside the P200 model with decreased displacement (1,994 cc, 182 hp), supposed for the Italian marketplace, from 1975 to 1977. The subsequent model P300 (2,996 cc, 265 hp) supplied in 1974 changed into made from 1975 to 1979. The idea correctly examined and taken to marketplace through the Urraco brought about the following 8-cylinder fashions and the extra current 10-cylinder fashions, consisting of the Gallardo and the present day Huracán.

Units produced

  • P250 Urraco: 1970-1976: 520
  • P200 Urraco: 1974-1977: 66
  • P300 Urraco: 1975-1979: 190