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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

You might be never heard of this Lambo

Among the many car models that have been produced by the Italian manufacturer with the raging bull logo, perhaps this model is little known to the speed-lover in the whole world until recently. The beautiful Lambo's species in question named the Lamborghini Islero.
Lamborghini Islero is a grand tourer produced by Lamborghini between 1968 - 1969, bodied by Carrozzeria Marazzi, and made as to the replacement of the 400 GT. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ia5jZC)
The Lamborghini Islero is a grand tourer produced by an Italian premium automaker Lamborghini between 1968 and 1969. It was the replacement for the 400 GT and featured the Lamborghini's V12 engine. The Lambo species is also famous for its appearance in the 1970s thriller-titled 'The Man Who Haunted Himself,' starring Roger Moore.
Lamborghini Islero which is basically the 400 GT bodied, with good external visibility, a more spacious interior, and added soundproof for the comfort of the driver and passengers. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ia5jZC)
The Islero’s body constructed by Carrozzeria Marazzi, the firm was founded by Carlo Marazzi, a former employee of the now-bankrupt Carrozzeria Touring. The car design is created by Carlo's son, Mario Marazzi, which is basically the 400 GT bodied, with good external visibility, a more spacious interior, and added soundproof for the comfort of the driver and passengers.
Lamborghini Islero appears in the 2 + 2 coupé style and visually intended to be a more conservative alternative of the previous 400 GT traditional style. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ia5jZC)
The car debuted at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show sat along with its sibling, Lamborghini Espada in the raging bull logoed premium automaker booth. Although both appear in the 2 + 2 coupé style, visually the Islero was intended to be a more conservative alternative of the previous 400 GT traditional style, rather than the Espada which looked quite radical at the time.

As it is known that Lamborghini has been always to name its car model with the bull type names or also the name of the famous one, such as 'Miura' name for a Lamborghini car model produced from 1966 to 1973, while 'Murciélago' was named after another famous bull. While the 'Islero' name is taken from the bull name that had been killed the famous Spanish bullfighter named Manuel 'Manolete' Rodriguez Sánchez on August 28, 1947, in Linares.
Lamborghini Islero is equipped with a Lamborghini's V12 3,929 cc engine the same engine used by the 400 GT, Miura, Espada, and Jarama are capable of producing about 325 bhp (242 kW) of power. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ia5jZC)
The Islero is equipped with a Lamborghini's V12 3,929 cc engine the same engine used by the 400 GT, Miura, Espada, and Jarama are capable of producing about 325 bhp (242 kW) of power then supported by the Weber 40 DCOE carburetor to supply air and fuel.

The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission system specially designed by Lamborghini complete with synchromesh and hydraulically operated dry clutch. By using the aforementioned engine, it can make the Islero run-up to a top speed of 154 mph (248 kph), with the acceleration from 0-60 mph (97 kph) in 6.4 seconds.
Lamborghini Islero is able to run-up to a top speed of 154 mph (248 kph), with the acceleration from 0-60 mph (97 kph) in 6.4 seconds. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ia5jZC)
By the end of 1968, a total of 125 units of Lamborghini Isleros had rolled off the production line. Then an updated Islero model is launched in 1969 and dubbed as the Islero S or Islero GTS, with several stylistic changes, including engine cooling vents on the front fenders, an enlarged scoop hood, and slightly widened fenders.

In addition, the side marker lights are made in a rounded design (not the teardrop-shaped of the old model), while the power output performance is also improved, with larger disc brakes and a revised rear suspension.
The Lamborghini Islero S is equipped with an updated V12 engine that has been tuned to produce 350 bhp (261 kW) of power, but with the same torque. The top speed of the Islero S increases to 161 mph (259 kph), with an acceleration of 0-60 mph (97 kph) in just 6.2 seconds.

At the end of its production period, 100 units of the Lamborghini Islero S had been built, bringing the total production of the Islero model to 225 units. It is also known that Ferruccio Lamborghini himself made the Islero his personal ride until the early 1970s. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RETROPOWER.CO.UK | VINTAGE CLASSIC CARS]
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