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Lamborghini Espada S III

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Lamborghini Espada S III

2-door 4-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3929 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in, 261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp @ 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm, 393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LamborghiniIssued from1972
ModelEspada S IIIIssued until
SerieEspadaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAutomobili Lamborghini SpACountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerBertoneCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4738 mm / 186.5 in / 186.5 inTotal (curb) weight1635 kg / 3605 lb / 3605 lb
Width1860 mm / 73.2 in / 73.2 inDry weight
Height1185 mm / 46.7 in / 46.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in / 104.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inWeight distribution (front)49.5 % / 49.5 % / 49.5 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity93 l / 20.5 UK gal / 24.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.2 sq ft / 20.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerLamborghiniValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke62.0 mm / 2.44 in / 2.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supply6 We carbsEngine displacement3929 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity327.42 cm3/cylinder / 19.980 cu in/cylinder / 19.980 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp at 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output66.4 kW/l / 1.460 bhp/cu in / 1.460 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque100.0 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio214.1 kW/ton / 162.2 bhp/ton / 162.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
Steeringworm & screwSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7JJ x 15Wheels rear7JJ x 15
Tyres frontPirelli Cinturato 215/70 VR 15Tyres rearPirelli Cinturato 215/70 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lamborghini Espada S III

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