Lamborghini Urraco was a bold experiment and this is how it all began…
Ferruccio Lamborghini always spoke about introducing a smaller, cheaper, higher-volume car to sustain and gain his company’s financial security.
The plans went a head and the outcome was the Lamborghini Urraco, which was introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1970, but didn’t go up for sale for a following three years in 1973.
Competing against some of the best top brand luxury car manufacturers like Porsche and Ferrari, Lamborghini was really pushing the limits with this car.
Named “little bull” in Spanish slang, the Lamborghini Urraco packed four seats and a mid-mounted, transverse 220-hp, 2.5 litre V8 into a small compact wedge slashed through by overlapping louvers.
The creative eye behind the design of the Lamborghini Urraco was Marcello Gandini, the man who also designed the Miura and the Countach.
As mentioned above, these cars weren’t sold up until 1973, three years after being introduced to the public. Reason behind the delay had much to do with labor strikes, management changes, and a global recession.
Lamborghini only sold a total of 19 cars from January to April 1974.
In 2009, a Lamborghini Urraco was sold for a bullish $22,500!
Once an experiment for Lamborghini, the Urraco remains as a bit of an odd ball from the rest of the models by Lamborghini, but does have a unique past and story to be told behind it.