Based on the Urraco P300, the Silhouette was an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to take on the Ferrari 308 GTS. An appealing looking car with tele-dial alloys and ultra-low profile tyres – just like a Countach – it wasn’t strong enough to make the grade. It fell by the wayside when Lamborghini went through horrendous financial problems during the late 1970s, a time when Sant Agata’s model range was reduced to the Countach only. With 54 built, the Silhouette is rare and rapidly gaining desirability – but not as nice to drive as a 308.
Price at launch:
Independent, MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, compliance struts, coil springs over tube shocks, anti roll bar
Chapman struts, reversed lower A-arms, trailing arms, coil springs over tube shocks, anti roll bar
rack and pinion
chassis and seperate body