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1976-1979 LAMBORGHINI Silhouette P300 specifications


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.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £13,684
  • Price (excellent)
    £27,500
  • Price (good):
    £22,000
  • Price (average):
    £15,000
  • Price (project):
    £8,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.8secs
  • Top speed:
    160.0mph
  • Power:
    260.0bhp
  • Torque:
    210.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, compliance struts, coil springs over tube shocks, anti roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Chapman struts, reversed lower A-arms, trailing arms, coil springs over tube shocks, anti roll bar
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4320mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2450mm
  • Width:
    1880mm
  • Height:
    1120mm
  • Weight:
    1240kgs

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