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General

TypeSilhouette P300
Years built1976 - 1979
Production52 units
Chassisnr.40.000 - 40.104
PresentationMarch 1976 Geneva Auto Show
Type of carTwo-door, two seater with removable roof panel
Designed byBertone
Built byBertone
 

Dimensions

Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.29 in
Overall length4320 mm / 169.78 in
Overall width1880 mm / 73.88 in
Overall height1120 mm / 44.02 in
Front track1484 mm / 58.32 in
Rear track1532 mm / 60.21 in
Ground clear.120 mm / 4.72 in
Weight1240 kg / 2734 lbs
Distribution45/55% front / rear
 

Chassis

StructureSheet steel, floor incorporated into the body
BodyAll-steel body
SuspensionFront : MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, compiance struts, coil springs over tube shocks, anti roll bar Rear : Chapman struts, reversed lower A-arms, trailing arms, coil springs over tube shocks, anti roll bar
BrakesAll-wheel ventilated Girling disc brakes with double assistance
Front278 mm / 10.93 in
Rear278 mm / 10.93 in
Steering typeRack & pinion, 4.0 turns to lock to lock
Turning circle10.7 m / 35 ft
Front tyre size195/50 VR 15
Rear tyre size285/40 VR 15
TypePirelli P7
Front rim size8x15 inch
Rear rim size11x15 inch
TypeCampagnolo cast magnesium
 

Engine

TypeV-8 90 degree, light-alloy and aluminum block with gearbox and differential built in the same block and pressed-in liners, mid mounted, rear wheel drive
DistributionDual overhead camshaft with chain drive, two valves/cylinder
Main Bearings5
Cyl.Capacity2996 cc / 183 ci
Bore & stroke86x64.5 mm
Compr. Ratio10.1:1
Max.power260 Bhp at 7500 rpm
Max.torque201 Lbs.ft. at 5750 rpm
Cooling systemWater cooled, pump, thermostat and two electric fans
IgnitionTwo Magnetti Marelli coils and one Marelli distributor
PlugsBosch 235 P21
Electr.system12 V
Alternator770 W Bosch
Fuel systemElectric Bendix fuel pump, 4 twin-barrel down-draught Weber 40 DCNF carburetors
Fuel type100 Octane
Fuel cons.11.5 mpg
LubricationWet sump
 

Drivetrain

TypeLamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh Lamborghini differential
ClutchDry-single plate, hydraulically operated
Disc diameter241 mm / 9.47 in
1st gear ratio2.933:1Max speed71 Km/h / 44 Mph
2nd gear ratio2.105:1Max speed97 Km/h / 60 Mph
3rd gear ratio1.565:1Max speed135 Km/h / 84 Mph
4th gear ratio1.185:1Max speed179 Km/h / 111 Mph
5th gear ratio0.870:1Max speed260 Km/h / 161 Mph
Rev. gear ratio2.774:1  
Final drive ratio4.00:1
 

Performance

Top speed260 Km/h / 161 Mph
0 - 100 Km/h6.50 sec.
Standing Km24.10 sec.
1/4 Mile15.20 sec. reaching 97 Mph
 

Capacities

Fuel80 Liter / 21 Gallon
Engine oil9 Liter / 2 Gallon
Cooling system15 Liter / 4 Gallon
 

Pricing

European MSRP14,900,000 Lira (1976)
US MSRPUSD 27,000
Current value$ 18,700 - $ 44,500
 Despite only 31 are known to remain today, prices are still relatively low for this rare Lamborghini
 

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A stunning red Lamborghini Silhouette P300, note the amazing wheels used on these V8 models. Rear view of a pristine Lamborghini Silhouette finished in the classic Raging Bull Rosso ... a real beauty This nice white Lamborghini Silhouette is on display at the official factory museum in Sant'Agata. Back in the days of the Lamborghini Silhouette cloth was still used on the interior. A classic white Lamborghini Silhouette, note the wide rear wheels, these are highly sought after today. Rear view of the factory owned Lamborghini Silhouette finished in white, note the Urraco taillights. The Lamborghini Silhouette received the amazing looking Bravo style wheels Back on the days of the Lamborghini Silhouette those massive rear wheels were still a novelty. This full side view of the Lamborghini Silhouette clearly shows the removable roof section. This white Lamborghini Silhouette is still property of Automobili Lamborghini SpA at this moment, on display in the factory museum

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