Lamborghini V8

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Lamborghini V8
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Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Production1971-1988
Layout
ConfigurationNaturally aspirated 90° V8
Displacement2.0 L; 121.7 cu in (1,995 cc)
2.5 L; 150.3 cu in (2,463 cc)
3.0 L; 182.9 cu in (2,997 cc)
3.5 L; 212.7 cu in (3,485 cc)
Cylinder bore2.0: 77.4 mm (3.05 in)
2.5/3.0/3.5: 86 mm (3.39 in)
Piston stroke2.0/2.5: 53 mm (2.09 in)
3.0: 64.5 mm (2.54 in)
3.5: 75 mm (2.95 in)
Block materialCast aluminium alloy
Head materialCast aluminium alloy
Valvetrain2 valves per cylinder,
2.0/2.5/3.0: SOHC,
3.5: DOHC
Combustion
Fuel systemSolex or Weber carburetors
Fuel typePetrol/Gasoline
Oil systemWet sump
Cooling systemWater-cooled
Output
Power output2.0: 136 kW (185 PS; 182 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm
2.5: 164 kW (223 PS; 220 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm, then 190 kW (258 PS; 255 bhp)
3.0: 186 kW (253 PS; 249 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm, or
194 kW (264 PS; 260 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm, or
198 kW (269 PS; 266 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm
3.5: 190 kW (258 PS; 255 bhp) @ 7,000 rpm
Specific power2.0: 68.2 kW (92.7 PS; 91.5 bhp) per litre
3.5: 54.5 kW (74.1 PS; 73.1 bhp) per litre
Torque output3.0: 273 N⋅m (201 lb⋅ft) @ 5,750 rpm

The Lamborghini V8 is a 90 degree V8 petrol engine. Lamborghini first made it in the 1970s for its cheaper cars.[1] It was the company's second internal combustion engine. The Lamborghini Urraco first used it in 1971.[2] The Lamborghini Silhouette used the engine in 1976-1977. The Lamborghini Jalpa also used it in 1982.[2] Gian Paolo Dallara first designed the engine.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lamborghini Urraco & the V8s Urraco, Bravo, Silhouette, Athon, Jalpa. Jean-Francois Marchet, Osprey autohistory, 1983
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lamborghini Urraco, Silhouette & Jalpa". CarsFromItaly.net. Retrieved 9 January 2010.