Lamborghini recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of a supercar unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in late October 1970. The Urraco was deemed as a technical marvel at the time, thanks to Paolo Stanzani, the technical father of the Urraco and Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer at the time. The contemporary design was done by Marcello Gandini, who was then the principal designer for Carrozzeria Bertone.
If history isn’t one of your stronger subjects, the Lamborghini Urraco was a 2+2 coupé, with a mid-mounted V8 rear engine and independent suspension, with MacPherson strut system on both front and rear, a first on a production car. Under the bonnet is a 2.5-litre V8 producing 217 bhp @7800 rpm and a top speed of 245 km/h.
The Urraco measured only 4.25 meters in length and was first introduced as the P250 Urraco. The ‘P’ here stands for the rear placement of the engine (posteriore) and the ‘250’ for the engine capacity – 2.5-litres. Lamborghini produced the P250 Urraco from 1970 to 1976. From 1975 to 1979, the P200 and P300 versions were also sold globally. Would you want to see the Urraco name return at some point in the future?