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Lamborghini Urraco

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Lamborghini Urraco
Lamborghini
aka P111
Production 1973 - 1979
Class Entry-level Supercar
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Mid-Engined Coupe
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase
Weight
Transmission
Engine 2.0 litre V8 (Urraco P200)
2.5 litre V8 (Urraco P250)
3.0 litre V8 (Urraco P300)
Power
Similar Maserati Merak
Ferrari 308 GT4
Designer Marcello Gandini for Carrozzeria Bertone

Lamborghini Urraco was a sports car manifactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini in the 1970s. It was introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1970 but wasn't available to buyers until 1973.

The car was a 2+2 coupé with body designed by Marcello Gandini, at the time working for Carrozzeria Bertone. Rather than being another supercar, like the Lamborghini Miura, the Urraco was more affordable, an alternative to the pricier Ferrari Dino and Maserati Merak.

When production ended in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built. Twenty-one of these were labelled Urraco P111 for the American market. In order to comply with American regulations, these cars had larger front bumpers and less horsepower. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300 with 2 litre, 2.5 litre, and 3 litre V-8 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.

Notable appearances

A black Urraco was featured in a December 2005 episode of the BBC television show Top Gear. The supercar was purchased by James May (used, obviously) for no more than ten thousand British pounds, and was in mechanically awful condition. Eventually succumbing to complete electrical failure, the car was then believed to have been sold on to a dealer in London for five thousand British pounds.

In the Italian mid-engined supercars for less than a secondhand Mondeo challenge, James's Urraco kept running out of electricity and was the most picked on car of the three. Suprisingly on the road trip from Chippenham to Slough, his car travelled further than the rest as Jeremy's Merak and Richard's 308 GTB have broken down on the way. In Slough, the car ran out of fuel with just 1 mile to go to the finish.

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