|Manufacturer||Bertone for Lamborghini|
|Also called||Lamborghini Silhouette P300|
|Production||1976 - 1979|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door targa|
|Engine||2,995.8 cc (182.8 cu in) V8|
|Power output||268.9 PS (198 kW; 265 bhp) and 275 N⋅m (203 lbf⋅ft) of torque|
|Wheelbase||2,450 mm (96.5 in)|
|Length||4,320 mm (170.1 in)|
|Width||1,880 mm (74.0 in)|
|Height||1,120 mm (44.1 in)|
|Weight||1,240 kg (2,734 lb)|
History[change | change source]
The Silhouette was first revealed at the 1976 Geneva Auto Show. It was designed by Bertone. The earlier Urraco was the basis for the car, but it had different styling. The Silhouette was the first Lamborghini to have a targa top roof. Lamborghini’s next sports car, the Jalpa, was based off the Silhouette.
Engine and transmission[change | change source]
The Silhouette was powered by a 2,995.8 cubic centimetres (182.81 cubic inches) Lamborghini V8 engine. It was was very similar to the one in the Urraco P300. The engine was in the middle of the car. The engine was paired to a five-speed manual transmission.
Performance[change | change source]
The Silhouette’s engine made 268.9 metric horsepower (198 kilowatts; 265 brake horsepower). This helped the car be able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0.0 to 96.6 kilometres per hour) in 6.5 seconds. It could also go from 0 to 100 mph (0 to 161 km/h) in 16.1 seconds. It could get to a top speed of 260 kilometres per hour (162 miles per hour).
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References[change | change source]
- "Lamborghini - History - Masterpieces - Silhouette". Lamborghini.com. Automobili Holding Lamborghini Spa. Archived from the original on 7 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
- "Lamborghini Urraco, Silhouette & Jalpa". CarsFromItaly.net. Retrieved 9 January 2010.