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Lamborghini Silhouette

1976 - 1979 Lamborghini Silhouette

1976 - 1979 Lamborghini Silhouette
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There have been several periods during Lamborghini’s history when it was a one-model marque, but from the late ’60s on into the ’80s, the company really made an effort to have a bigger and more diverse lineup. This is part of why Lamborghini had an SUV long before any other sports/exotic/luxury car company ever dreamed of making one, and also why it had an entry-level V-8 model a full two years before Ferrari brought out the 308. That first entry-level car the Urraco, a reasonably successful but not particularly good car. But when Ferrari brought out a much better entry-level car in 1975, something else was needed.

The result was the Silhouette, and just from the name, you can probably tell it isn’t a usual Lamborghini. Not only does it sound like a brand of ’80s cologne, but it has nothing to do with bulls. And indeed the Silhouette wasn’t really a full-on model of its own. It was based in the Urraco, but had styling much more like the Jalpa, the entry level V-8 model that would succeed the Urraco. This is similar to the role the Reventon played more recently, except that the Silhouette was built right alongside the Urraco for its entire production cycle.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Silhouette.

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1976 - 1979 Lamborghini Silhouette

1976 - 1979 Lamborghini Silhouette

There have been several periods during Lamborghini’s history when it was a one-model marque, but from the late ’60s on into the ’80s, the company really made an effort to have a bigger and more diverse lineup. This is part of why Lamborghini had an SUV long before any other sports/exotic/luxury car company ever dreamed of making one, and also why it had an entry-level V-8 model a full two years before Ferrari brought out the 308. That first entry-level car the Urraco, a reasonably successful but not particularly good car. But when Ferrari brought out a much better entry-level car in 1975, something else was needed.

The result was the Silhouette, and just from the name, you can probably tell it isn’t a usual Lamborghini. Not only does it sound like a brand of ’80s cologne, but it has nothing to do with bulls. And indeed the Silhouette wasn’t really a full-on model of its own. It was based in the Urraco, but had styling much more like the Jalpa, the entry level V-8 model that would succeed the Urraco. This is similar to the role the Reventon played more recently, except that the Silhouette was built right alongside the Urraco for its entire production cycle.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Silhouette.

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