Lamborghini Silhouette P300 – Specs & Performance

Lamborghini Silhouette P300 Specs & Performance

General

Type Silhouette P300
Years built 1976 – 1979
Production 52 units
Chassisnr. 40.000 – 40.104
Presentation March 1976 Geneva Auto Show
Type of car Two-door, two seater with removable roof panel
Designed by Bertone
Built by Bertone

Dimensions

Wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.29 in
Overall length 4320 mm / 169.78 in
Overall width 1880 mm / 73.88 in
Overall height 1120 mm / 44.02 in
Front track 1484 mm / 58.32 in
Rear track 1532 mm / 60.21 in
Weight 1240 kg / 2734 lbs
Ground clear. 120 mm / 4.72 in
Distribution 45/55 % front / rear

Chassis

Structure Sheet steel, floor incorporated into the body
Body All-steel body
Suspension Front : 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
Brakes All-wheel ventilated Girling disc brakes with double assistance
Front 278 mm / 10.93 in
Rear 278 mm / 10.93 in
Steering type Rack & pinion, 4.0 turns to lock to lock
Turning circle 10.7 m / 35 ft
Front tire size 195/50 VR 15
Rear tire size 285/40 VR 15
Type of tire Pirelli P7
Front wheel 8×15 inch
Rear wheel 11×15 inch
Type of wheel Campagnolo cast magnesium

Engine

Type V-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
Distribution Dual overhead camshaft with chain drive, two valves/cylinder
Main Bearings 5
Cyl. Capacity 2996 cc / 183 ci
Bore & stroke 86×64.5 mm
Compr. Ratio 10.1
Max. power 260 Bhp at 7500 rpm
Max. torque 201 Lbs.ft. at 5750 rpm
Cooling system Water cooled, pump, thermostat and two electric fans
Ignition Two Magnetti Marelli coils and one Marelli distributor
Plugs Bosch 235 P21
Alternator 770 W Bosch
Fuel type 100 Octane
Electr. system 12 V
Fuel consumption 11.5 mpg
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel system Electric Bendix fuel pump, 4 twin-barrel down-draught Weber 40 DCNF carburetors

Drivetrain

Type Lamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh Lamborghini differential
Clutch Dry-single plate, hydraulically operated
Disc diameter 241 mm / 9.47 in
1st gear ratio 2.933:1 – Max speed 71 Km/h or 44 Mph
2nd gear ratio 2.105:1 – Max speed 97 Km/h or 60 Mph
3rd gear ratio 1.565:1 – Max speed 135 Km/h or 84 Mph
4th gear ratio 1.185:1 – Max speed 179 Km/h or 111 Mph
5th gear ratio 0.870:1 – Max speed 260 Km/h or 161 Mph
Reverse gear ratio 2.774:1 – Max speed 0 Km/h or 0 Mph
Final drive ratio 4.00:1

Performance

Top speed 260 Km/h / 161 Mph
0 – 100 Km/h 6.50 sec.
Standing Km 24.10 sec.
1/4 Mile 15.20 sec. reaching 97 Mph

Capacities

Engine oil 9 Liter / 2 Gallon
Cooling system 15 Liter / 4 Gallon
Fuel 80 Liter / 21 Gallon

Pricing

European MSRP 14,900,000 Lira (1976)
Current value $ 73,100 – $ 87,543
Despite only 31 are known to remain today, prices are still relatively low for this rare Lamborghini
US MSRP USD 27,000