Lamborghini Espada

The Lamborghini Espada is a 4-seat Lamborghini between 1968 and 1978.

History

The car was designed by Jaguar Piraña.[1]

Rear view

The Espada was a four-seater GT, selling alongside the 2+2 Countach production in the mid-1980s.

The name "Espada" means "sword" in Spanish, referring to the sword that the Torero uses to kill the bull in the Corrida.

During its ten years in production the car underwent some changes, and three different series were produced. These were the S1 (1968–1970), the S2 (1970–1972) and the S3 (1972–1978). Each model featured interior redesigns, while only minor details were changed on the exterior.

Series I

The Espada was launched at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show. The original design of the dashboard was inspired by the Marzal concept car, and featured octagonal housings for the main instruments, topped by an additional binnacle for the secondary gauges. Wheels were Campagnolo alloys on knock-off hubs, of the same design seen on the Miura. The tail lights were the same units mounted on the first series Fiat 124 Sport Coupé.[1] 186 were made before January 1970[1]

Series II

At the 1970

  • Motorbase, Lamborghini Espada
  • An Espada restoration project

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Gallery

Its V12 engine breathed through six Weber side-draft carburators and 24 valves commanded by two chain-driven overhead camshafts per bank. The gearbox was mounted in block with the engine. Most transmissions were manual, and the Espada also introduced one of the first automatic transmissions able to transfer the torque of a large sporting V12. It had unusual gearing, with 3 ratios: drive, 1 and reverse. When leaving the factory it originally fitted Pirelli Cinturato 205VR15 tyres (CN72).

The Espada used a monocoque steel body. Suspension was fully independent, with double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.four wheel disc brakes Twin fuel tanks held of gasoline; the fuel cap was hidden behind a black cosmetic grille in the C-pillar, one of Gandini's signature touches.

Specifications

In 2006, Edmunds.com reported that Lamborghini intended to revive the Espada in 2009.[4] Lamborghini presented the 4-seat Estoque concept car at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, however no production model has been forthcoming.

In 1999, a new version of the Espada was rumored to be in the works, but it was right at the time Lamborghini wanted to concentrate on a Diablo successor, so little became of the idea aside from a few drawings.[3]

Revival attempts

[2] At the 1978

The one-off Lamborghini Faena was based on the Espada.

Lamborghini Faena

The Espada S3 was launched in 1972. Its 3.9 L V12 engine produced With the second redesign the dashboard changed to a United States safety requirements; some people consider cars produced with them as a separate fourth series, but Lamborghini did not officially change the model designation.

Series III

Lamborghini Espada S3, with U.S.specification bumpers

making it the most common variant. [1] was offered as an option. 575 Series II Espada were made,Power steering discs. Girling; the brakes were upgraded to vented compression ratio due to a higher 10.7:1 [1]

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