AUTO NEWS – Lamborghini celebrates the fiftieth Anniversary of the Urraco

Lamborghini celebrates the fiftieth Anniversary of the Urraco

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 9 October 2020 – This yr marks the fiftieth Anniversary of the Lamborghini Urraco, unveiled on the Turin Motor Present in late October 1970. This mannequin instantly stood out for having launched technical options that have been very revolutionary for the time, because of the contribution of engineer Paolo Stanzani, the technical father of the Urraco and Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer on the time. The styling of the undertaking was entrusted to famend designer Marcello Gandini, who in that interval was principal designer for Carrozzeria Bertone.

The Urraco is a quick 2+2 coupé, with mid-mounted V8 rear engine and unbiased suspension, with MacPherson strut system on each entrance and rear, for the primary time on a manufacturing automotive.

Initially offered with the two.5-liter V8 delivering 220 hp at 7800 rpm and high velocity of 245 km/h, the Urraco featured the double novelty of an 8-cylinder engine and distribution with a single overhead camshaft per financial institution. The technical refinement was accomplished by way of a “Heron chamber” engine head with flat internal half and the combustion chamber contained in a melancholy within the high of the piston. This resolution mixture made it potential to make use of the next compression ratio with out rising the prices. One other novelty for Lamborghini was the 4 Weber double-body 40 IDF1 sort carburetors.

The manufacturing system for the automotive was one other innovation, deliberate from the early phases of the undertaking to be a lot much less artisanal than the opposite Lamborghini fashions. The creation of the Urraco was attributed to an specific want of Ferruccio Lamborghini, who was desirous to develop the corporate’s manufacturing and make a Lamborghini that will be accessible to a wider, albeit restricted, public.

Solely 4.25 meters lengthy, the Urraco’s inside areas that have been extremely revolutionary by way of the conformation of the dashboard, the place of the devices, and the dished steering wheel.

Launched as P250 Urraco, the place the “P” stood for the rear (posteriore) place of the engine, and 250 for the engine capability (2.5 liters), it was produced from 1970 to 1976. The Urraco was then proposed on the 1974 Turin Motor Present within the P200 model with diminished displacement (1,994 cc, 182 hp), supposed for the Italian market, from 1975 to 1977. The following model P300 (2,996 cc, 265 hp) offered in 1974 was produced from 1975 to 1979. The idea efficiently examined and dropped at market by the Urraco led to the following 8-cylinder fashions and the newer 10-cylinder fashions, such because the Gallardo and the present Huracán.

Models produced

P250 Urraco: 1970-1976: 520

P200 Urraco: 1974-1977: 66

P300 Urraco: 1975-1979: 190

AUTO NEWS – Lamborghini celebrates the fiftieth Anniversary of the Urraco


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