Lamborghini Urraco P111/P200/P250/P300

The Lamborghini Urraco is a 2+2 sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini, introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1970, marketed for model years 1972-1979, and named after a line of Miura-bred fighting bulls.

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

When production ceased in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built, of which 21 were Urraco P111s (P250 Tipo 111s) for the American market.

In order to comply with American regulations, these cars had larger front bumpers and emissions controls, the latter resulting in less horsepower. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300 with 2-litre, 2.5-litre, and 3-litre V8s respectively.

The Lamborghini Silhouette, with its detachable roof panel, and its successor the Lamborghini Jalpa, with a 3.5 litre V-8 engine, were based upon the Urraco.

Assembly: Sant’Agata Bolognese (Italy)

Years of production: 1972—1979

Production: 791 units

Length: 4250 mm (167.3 in

Width: 1760 mm (69.3 in)

Height: 1160 mm (45.7 in)

Engine: 8 cylinders; 2463 cc

Power: 180 HP

Max speed: 225 km/h

Fuel consumption: 19 l/100 km

Weight: 1250 kg

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