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Urraco prototype - the STORY

Automobili Lamborghini SpA asked Bertone to design the new 'small' Lamborghini, the V-8 powered Urraco. The Bertone design studio came up with two rather similar looking running prototypes, the first used a strange headlight configuration while the second was more conventional with pop-up headlights and a small integrated rear spoiler and a big air extractor in the front hood.

But Ferruccio decided to have a third prototype designed, also at Bertone but now by Marcello Gandini, this final prototype was further developed into the P250 Urraco production car.

Minor changes were made to this third approved prototype, the pop-up headlight units were moved further forward on the fenders on the production cars. However this prototype was later used by Bob Wallace to make his Urraco Rallye special.

One of the first prototypes was later used by Ferrari as their 308 GTB Dino car, a direct competitor for the Urraco.

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Interesting articles about 'Urraco' found on LamboCARS.com

Customized Urraco

As the Urraco can be bought for reasonable prices, it is possible for it's owner to personalize it further
(added on June 5. 2000)

Urraco Special

A cross between the Urraco and the Silhouette ...
(added on November 17. 2005)

Urraco P250

Back in the Seventies Lamborghini decided it was time to add a V8 powered super car to their impressive V12 model.
(added on January 24. 2007)

Lamborghini Urraco featured on Wheeler Dealers

Famous Wheeler Dealers show on Discovery has Mike Brewer buying an Urraco and Edd China bringing it to pristine order again.
(added on October 10. 2013)

Urraco P250 GT-R

We take a look at a very special and highly customized Lamborghini Urraco P250
(added on March 30. 2001)

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November 17. 2005

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One of the two different prototype built for the new V8 Lamborghini to be called Urraco

Full side view of the second Lamborghini Urraco prototype, note the integrated rear wing ...

One of the original Urraco prototypes is now on display in the Tonino Lamborghini museum in Dosso.

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