Lamborghini Espada GT (Series I) – Specs & Performance

Lamborghini Espada GT (Series I) – Specs & Performance

General

Type Espada GT (Series I)
Years built March 1968 – November 1969
Production 168 units
Chassisnr. Series I + II + III : nr. 7001 – 9900
Presentation March 1698 Geneva Auto Show
Type of car Two-door coupe, four seater
Designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone
Built by Bertone

Dimensions

Wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.15 in
Overall length 4738 mm / 186.2 in
Overall width 1860 mm / 73.1 in
Overall height 1185 mm / 46.57 in
Front track 1490 mm / 58.56 in
Rear track 1490 mm / 58.56 in
Ground clear 135 mm / 5.31 in
Front overhang 932 mm / 36.63 in
Rear overhang 1148 mm / 45.12 in
Weight 1480 kg / 3263 lbs
Distribution 52/48 % front / rear

Chassis

Structure Semi-monocoque of sheet steel
Body All-steel body of integral construction, aluminium was used for the hood
Suspension All-independent, consisting of double transverse unequal length wishbones with coil springs, telescopic Koni dampers and anti-roll bars
Brakes Girling ventilated disc brakes on all wheels operated by two vacuum servo units with independent circuits to front and rear
Front 300 mm / 11.79 in
Rear 280 mm / 11 in
Steering type ZF Worm & roller, 3.8 turns lock to lock
Turning circle 11.5 m / 38 ft
Front tire size HS 205VR15
Rear tire size HS 205VR15
Type of tire Pirelli Cinturato
Front wheel 7×15 inch
Rear wheel 7×15 inch
Type of wheel Campagnolo cast magnesium (CN72 Centre Lock)

Engine

Type V-12 60 degree, aluminium block with pressed-in liners, front mounted, rear wheel drive
Distribution Dual overhead camshafts, chain drive, two valves/cyl.
Main Bearings 7
Cyl. Capacity 3464 cc / 211 ci
Bore & stroke 82 x 62 mm
Compr. Ratio 9.5
Max. power 325 Bhp at 6500 rpm
Max. torque 375 Nm at 4500 rpm
Cooling system Water cooled, with centrifugal pump and two thermostatically controlled electric fans
Ignition Alternator with Magnetti Marelli coils and one distributor
Alternator 600 Watt Bosch
Fuel system Electric Bendix fuel pump, 6 twin-barrel Weber 40 DCOE 20 carburetors
Fuel type 100 Octane
Fuel consumption 17 Lit/100 Km
Lubrication Wet sump
Electr. system 12 V
Plugs Bosch 235 P21

Drivetrain

Type Lamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh driving a Lamborghini differential
Clutch Borg & Beck dry-single plate, hydraulically operated
Disc diameter 266.7 mm / 10.48 in
1st gear ratio 2.520:1 – Max speed 64 Km/h or 40 Mph
2nd gear ratio 1.735:1 – Max speed 112 Km/h or 70 Mph
3rd gear ratio 1.225:1 – Max speed 164 Km/h or 102 Mph
4th gear ratio 1.000:1 – Max speed 204 Km/h or 127 Mph
5th gear ratio 0.815:1 – Max speed 245 Km/h or 152 Mph
Reverse gear ratio 2.765:1 – Max speed 0 Km/h or 0 Mph
Final drive ratio 45% limited slip:1

Performance

Top speed 245 Km/h / 152 Mph
0 – 100 Km/h 6.50 sec.
Standing Km 26.00 sec.
1/4 Mile 15.00 sec. reaching 100 Mph

Capacities

Fuel 93 Liter / 25 Gallon
Engine oil 14 Liter / 4 Gallon
Cooling system 14 Liter / 4 Gallon
Luggage 280 Liter / 74 Gallon

Pricing

US MSRP USD 21,000
Current value $ 77,972 – $ 81,800