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Lamborghini Espada S I

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Lamborghini Espada S I

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, 242.4 kW / 325.1 hp / 325.1 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 374.0 N·m / 275.8 lb·ft / 275.8 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LamborghiniIssued from1968
ModelEspada S IIssued 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)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4674 mm / 184.0 in / 184.0 inTotal (curb) weight1480 kg / 3263 lb / 3263 lb
Width1821 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1191 mm / 46.9 in / 46.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in / 104.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inWeight distribution (front)49.5 % / 49.5 % / 49.5 %
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity93 l / 20.5 UK gal / 24.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.66 m2 / 17.9 sq ft / 17.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)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 ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power242.4 kW / 325.1 hp / 325.1 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque374.0 N·m / 275.8 lb·ft / 275.8 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)97.0 kW / 130.0 hp / 130.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output61.7 kW/l / 1.356 bhp/cu in / 1.356 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque95.2 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.09

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio219.6 kW/ton / 166.4 bhp/ton / 166.4 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 alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & screwSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.9 m / 39.0 ft / 39.0 ft
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 frontWheels rear
Tyres front205 x 15Tyres rear205 x 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lamborghini Espada S I

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