In the history of Lamborghini’s development, besides the models that once made a lot of noise like the Lamborghini Miura or the Lamborghini Countach, there were also “less noisy” models that contributed to the building of a strong Lamborghini brand. now on. One of them is the Lamborghini Urraco – a modern model with many breakthroughs and innovations in design as well as technology at that time.
Lamborghini Urraco was first introduced by the Italian car brand at the Turin Motorshow exhibition in October 1970. Up to now, this 2 + 2 sports car has been able to “welcome” its 50th birthday. At first glance, the simplicity and angularity of the Urraco makes a different look at a Lamborghini compared to models with soft and seductive designs like the Miura or the 350 GT. However, the angle as well as the difference in the design of this car is the daring creative result of the design team from Bertone. It is this brand that has also penned the design of Countach – One of the most famous Lamborghini models.
“Urraco” is the name taken from the name of a strain of bulls bred from Miura bulls. Unlike the “popular” supercar at that time, Miura, Urraco was born in the form of a 2 + 2 sports car with a “more comfortable” price as well as more accessible to customers. The car was designed by the famous designer Marcello Gandini – the main designer for Carrozzeria Bertone at that time.
Not only possessing impressive exterior design, Urraco was also equipped with very innovative features and technical solutions at that time that have made Lamborghini Urraco a success. This achievement was made possible thanks to the contribution of engineer Paolo Stanzani – Urraco’s main technical manager and Technical Director of Lamborghini at that time. Lamborghini Urraco is the first commercial vehicle in the world to be equipped with a MacPherson system on all four wheels.
Not only special in design or technology, the Lamborghini Urraco is also the model that the team from Lamborghini aims to be produced with significantly less manual methods than the Lamborghini cult models like Miura. In essence, at the will of Ferruccio Lamborghini, he wanted to expand the production line of the brand at that time and build a Lamborghini that was more accessible to the public, easier than the others. expensive supercar at that time
Initially, Lamborghini Urraco was introduced with a 2.5-liter V8 engine capable of producing 220 horsepower at 7800 rpm and the car was capable of reaching a top speed of up to 245 km / h. . The engineering innovation was accomplished by using the engine head “Heron chamber” with a flat interior and the combustion chamber contained in a recessed area at the top of the piston. In addition, there are four carburetors of the Weber 40 type IDF1 dual body.
The first model to be launched was the P250 Urraco, in which the letter “P” stands for the location of the engine and 250 represents the number representing the engine capacity (2.5 liters). Urraco P250 was produced from 1970 to 1976. Not long after, at the 1974 Turin Motorshow, Lamborghini released Urraco P200 version with slightly reduced power compared to the P250 with a capacity of 2.0. Liter and capable of producing 182 horsepower. The P200 version was produced exclusively for the Italian market from 1975 to 1977. The P300 version with a capacity of 3.0 L and production capacity of up to 265 hp was introduced in 1974 and later. production from 1975 to 1979. During Urraco’s life cycle, Lamborghini produced and sold a total of 776 units, including 520 P250s, 66 P200 and 190 P300 units.
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