Everyone knows a Lamborghini when they see one. It doesn't matter which model you have as these cars are meant to turn heads whenever they speed by. Founded back in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini in Italy, this brand is famous for creating some of the most iconic sports cars that we see today. Among its classic designs would be the Lamborghini Urraco, a small 2+2 coupe that was produced from 1973 up to 1979. Although it was introduced earlier in the 1970 Turin auto show, it was only made available to the public in 1973, making it a long wait for some buyers at the time.
The Lamborghini Urraco wasn't a supercar because its designer, Marcello Gandini under Gruppo Bertone, wanted to create an affordable model that could compete against the Ferrari Dino and Maserati Merak. The Urraco had a very small production run with only 791 units being made. It's even rarer in the U.S. since only 21 of them were sent here. The American version of this vehicle was called the Urraco P111 and it was labeled as such because it had less horsepower as it needed to comply with the strict emissions laws of that time. Later on, the Urraco served as the inspiration for creating the Lamborghini Silhouette and Jalpa, and it's easy to see the resemblance of the two models with the older Urraco.
Standard Lamborghini Urraco parts included a powerful V-8 engine, a 5-speed manual transmission system, and ventilated disc brakes. It wasn't a slouch as it had a top speed of 143 MPH and can accelerate from 0-60 in just 8.4 seconds, which isn't bad for an old car. Even with its relatively short production run and rare status in North America, you could still get aftermarket parts for the Lamborghini Urraco online.