Lamborghini Urraco

car model

The Lamborghini Urraco is a sports car that was made by Lamborghini from 1972 to 1979. It came before the Silhouette.

Lamborghini Urraco
791 produced
AssemblyItaly: Sant'Agata Bolognese
DesignerMarcello Gandini at Bertone[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2+2 coupé
LayoutTransverse mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
RelatedLamborghini Silhouette
Lamborghini Jalpa
Lamborghini Espada
Engine2.0 L (122 cu in) Lamborghini V8 engine (P200)
2.5 L (153 cu in) Lamborghini V8 engine (P250 & P111)
3.0 L (183 cu in) Lamborghini V8 engine (P300)
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length4,250 mm (167.3 in)
Width1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Height1,160 mm (45.7 in)
SuccessorLamborghini Silhouette

History change

The Urraco was first revealed at the 1970 Turin Auto Show. It was designed by Marcello Gandini. The Urraco has a 2+2 coupé layout.[1]

The Urraco was designed to compete with the Ferrari Dino and Maserati Merak.[2][3]

When Lamborghini stopped making the Urraco in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built. Twenty-one of them were Urraco P111s (P250 Tipo 111s), which were made for the American market.[1] In order to follow American rules, these cars had larger front bumpers. They also had a slightly detuned engine, in order to follow American rules. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300. The number tells the engine size: the Urraco had either a 2-litre, a 2.5-litre, or a 3-litre V8.[1][3]

Both the Lamborghini Silhouette and the Lamborghini Jalpa were based upon the Urraco.[1]

Engine and transmission change

The Urraco was powered by either a 1,994 cubic centimetres (121.7 cubic inches) V8, a 2,463 cubic centimetres (150.3 cubic inches) V8, or a 2,996 cubic centimetres (182.8 cubic inches) V8.[1] The engine was mid-mounted, like in the Miura. The engine was paired to a five-speed manual transmission. The engine’s power went to the rear wheels.[1]

Performance change

The Urraco’s performance was different with different models.

The Urraco P200 produced 182 metric horsepower (134 kilowatts; 180 horsepower). It was able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (0-97 kilometres per hour) in 7.2 seconds. The Urraco P250 produced 220 metric horsepower (162 kilowatts; 217 horsepower), and was able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (0-97 kph) in 6.9 seconds. The Urraco P300 produced 250 metric horsepower (184 kilowatts; 247 horsepower), and was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) in 5.6 seconds.[1][3]

The Urraco P300 had a top speed of 260 kilometres per hour (162 miles per hour), while the P250 had a top speed of 240 kilometres per hour (149 miles per hour), and the P200 had a top speed of 215 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour).[1][3]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 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. "Three small exotic GTs" (PDF). Road & Track (road test). September 1975. Retrieved 2014-09-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Markus, Frank (February 2013). "Sant'Agata Bolognese to Zaragoza, the Heming-Way". Motor Trend. 65 (2): 106. Archived from the original on 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2020-07-16.