White Lamborghini P140 Concept from 1987. Design by Marcelo Gandini.

Motor: V10, 372 HP

The Lamborghini P140 is a code name given to a series of prototype cars built by Lamborghini starting in 1987. It was intended as a replacement for the outgoing Jalpa but never went into production, despite being close to production ready due to the fading interest of customers into high performance cars due to the Gulf Oil Crisis of the 1990s.

The P140 was the first Lamborghini to be powered by a V10 engine.

The P140 is powered by a mid-mounted, fuel-injected 4.0-litre V10 engine which sends power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.

The engine was Lamborghini’s first ever 10 cylinder engine and it generated a maximum power output of 370 PS (272 kW; 365 hp).

The car is capable of accelerating from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in around five seconds.

The same V10 engine later appeared in the Calà concept which was introduced in 1995.


3 to 4 P140 prototypes are known to have been built according to company records. The first one was painted orange and was fully functional, hitting a top speed of 295 km/h (183 mph) on the Nardò Ring in Italy.

The second prototype was painted red but was just a rolling chassis and was never fitted with an engine, and the third, built in 1991-1992, was painted white.

The third car ended up being crashed during testing but was later restored and is currently on display at Lamborghini’s official museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

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