Lamborghini 400 GT

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Lamborghini 400 GT
1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, front left, Greenwich 2018.jpg
1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2
Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Also calledLamborghini 400 GT 2+2
Production1966–1968
247 built[1]
DesignerCarrozzeria Touring
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutFR layout
Powertrain
Engine3,929 cc V12
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,550 mm (100.4 in)[2]
Length4,470 mm (176.0 in)[2]
Width1,727 mm (68.0 in)[2]
Height1,257 mm (49.5 in)[2]
Weight1,472 kg (3,245 lb)[2]
Chronology
PredecessorLamborghini 350 GT
SuccessorLamborghini Islero

The Lamborghini 400 GT is a grand tourer car made by Lamborghini. It was built from 1966 to 1968. It was the successor to the 350 GT. In fact, it was based off the 350 GT, but had a larger 3,929 cubic centimetres (239.8 cu in) V12 engine. There were two Lamborghinis known as the 400 GT: the standard 400 GT, and the one-off (one was built) 400 GT Monza.

History[change | change source]

The first 400 GT, commonly referred to as simply the 400 GT or 400 GT Interim, was basically the older 350 GT, but it had an enlarged, 3,929 cc V12 engine. The new engine had a power output of 320 bhp (239 kW). Twenty-three of 400 GT Interims were built, three of which had aluminium bodywork.[2]

1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2

The second 400 GT, commonly known as the 400 GT 2+2, had a different roofline, and small exterior changes compared to the 350 GT and 400 GT Interim. It was first presented at the 1966 Geneva Auto Show. The larger body shape allowed two seats to be installed in the rear, which the 350 GT didn’t have. The bodywork for the 400 GT was designed by Carrozzeria Touring. The 400 GT also had a Lamborghini designed gearbox, which greatly improved the drivetrain.[2]

A total of 23 units of the 400 GT Interim and 224 units of the 400 GT 2+2 were built from 1966 to 1968, when it was replaced with the Islero.[2]

Engine and transmission[change | change source]

The 400 GT was very similar to the 350 GT mechanically. However, it had a larger 3,929 cubic centimetres (239.8 cu in) V12 engine, and a different five-speed manual transmission made by Lamborghini.[2]

Performance[change | change source]

The 400 GT was able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (0-97 kilometres per hour) in 6.0 seconds. It could also accelerate from 0-100 miles per hour (0-161 kilometres per hour) in 13.1 seconds. The 400 GT’s quarter mile time was 14.1 seconds, and it was going 103 miles per hour (166 kilometres per hour) at the end of the quarter mile.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lamborghini 400GT". motorbase.com. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Technical specifications of 1965 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2". carfolio.com. Retrieved 2008-01-22.
  3. "Full performance review of 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 (man. 5) model for Europe North America , worldwide". www.automobile-catalog.com. Retrieved 2020-07-14.