Lamborghini Silhouette

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Lamborghini Silhouette
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ManufacturerLamborghini
Production1976 - 1979
54 produced
PredecessorLamborghini Urraco
SuccessorLamborghini Jalpa
ClassSports car
Body style(s)2-door targa
Engine(s)2,995.8 cc V8
Curb weight1,240 kg (2,734 lb)[1]
DesignerBertone

The Lamborghini Silhouette was a mid-engine rear drive sports car made in small numbers by Lamborghini between 1976 and 1979.[2] The Silhouette began as a styling exercise by noted Italian carrozzeria Bertone. It was based on the earlier Lamborghini Urraco but was distinguished from the Uracco by more angular styling. The Silhouette was the first Lamborghini to employ a targa top roof. The Silhouette later evolved into the similar looking but more successful Lamborghini Jalpa. The car had a 3 litre V8 engine mounted transversely behind the driver. Of the 54 units built, 31 are currently known to exist.[2]

Afterwards once the car stopped production it was named and was the only Lamborghini to be named after the project stopped.

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