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Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Urraco, 1970s-style V8-engined Lamborghini sports car

In the early 1970s, Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. was seen actively developing V8-engined cars, this can be seen in the development of the Lamborghini Urraco model and was also intended to rival its compatriot manufacturer iconic model, Ferrari Dino.
Lamborghini Urrapco designed by Marcello Gandini of Carrozzeria Bertone. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2UmyJde)
And Lamborghini Urraco is a 2+2 mid-engined sports car designed by Marcello Gandini, who at that time was still working at the Carrozzeria Bertone. In its time, this model was arguably the milestone of the birth of a cheap 'raging bull' logoed sports car. Due to the consumers could get this sports car at a cheaper price than the Lamborghini Miura and Ferrari Dino at the time.
The steering wheel and dashboard view of Lamborghini Urraco. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2UmyJde)
Besides that, this model was produced specifically for the Italian automotive market, which at that time intended to avoid the heavy tax imposed on cars with engines with a capacity of over 2.0-liter. However, the Sant'Agata-based premium car manufacturer also offers the model with an engine above 2.0-liter.
Rear side view of Lamborghini Urraco. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2UmyJde)
The Lamborghini Urraco has a sleek body with the pop-up typical headlights of the 1970s and uses several V8 engine options, including 2.0 liters, 2.5 liters or 3.0 liters with an output range of 180 - 247 horsepower. The maximum speed that could be reached by the Urraco is 260 kph for its highest variant.
The raging bull logoed automotive manufacturer produced the Urraco model in the period between 1973 to 1979 with only 66 units having been built and introduced for the first time at the 1970 Turin Auto Show. Today, the Lamborghini Urraco is sat among the scarce, exorbitant priced sports cars, and one of the most sought after by the collectors and fans of classic Italian sports cars. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOP SPEED]
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