Lamborghini Silhouette

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Lamborghini Silhouette
Lamborghini Silhouette targa at Classic Remise Berlin, front right.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBertone for Lamborghini
Also calledLamborghini Silhouette P300
Production1976 - 1979
54 produced[1]
DesignerBertone
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door targa
LayoutTransverse mid-engine,
rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine2,995.8 cc (182.8 cu in) V8
Power output268.9 PS (198 kW; 265 bhp) and 275 N⋅m (203 lbf⋅ft) of torque
Transmission5-speed manual[2]
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96.5 in)[2]
Length4,320 mm (170.1 in)[1]
Width1,880 mm (74.0 in)[1]
Height1,120 mm (44.1 in)[1]
Weight1,240 kg (2,734 lb)[1][2]
Chronology
PredecessorLamborghini Urraco
SuccessorLamborghini Jalpa

The Lamborghini Silhouette (sometimes called the Lamborghini Silhouette P300) is a sports car. Lamborghini made it from 1976 to 1979. It came after the Urraco.

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.[1]

Lamborghini made 54 Silhouettes. They stopped making them in 1979. Thirty-one of them are known to still exist.[1]

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.[2] The engine was in the middle of the car. The engine was paired to a five-speed manual transmission.[1]

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).[1][2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Lamborghini - History - Masterpieces - Silhouette". Lamborghini.com. Automobili Holding Lamborghini Spa. Archived from the original on 7 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Lamborghini Urraco, Silhouette & Jalpa". CarsFromItaly.net. Retrieved 9 January 2010.