|Production||1973 - 1979|
|Body Style||2-door, 2-seat Mid-Engined Coupe|
|Engine|| 2.0 litre V8 (Urraco P200)|
2.5 litre V8 (Urraco P250)
3.0 litre V8 (Urraco P300)
|Similar|| Maserati Merak|
Ferrari 308 GT4
|Designer||Marcello Gandini for Carrozzeria Bertone|
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.
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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