1969 Lamborghini Espada Series I
|PERFORMANCE||ENGINE||WEIGHT & MEASURES|
|0-100 kph: 6,6 sec||Type: Light Alloy 60-degree V12||Dry weight: 1525 kg (3582 lbs)|
|0-60 mph: 6,5 sec||Displacement: 3929 cc (240 cu.in.)||Wet weight: 1695 kg (3737 lbs)|
|Standing kilometer: 26,0 sec.||Bore & Stroke: 82×68 mm||Engine weight with clutch & gear: 293 kg (646 lbs)|
|Standing quarter mile: 15,2 sec||Power*: 325/350 bhp DIN @6500/7500 rpm||Distribution: 52/48% front/rear|
|Topspeed: 250 kph (155 mph)||Torque*: 375/394 Nm (290 ft. lbs) @4500/5500 rpm||Lenght: 4738 mm (186.5 in)|
|Consumption: 6 kml (14.1 mpg)||Compression ratio*: 9,5:1 / 10,7:1||Width: 1860 mm (73.4 in)|
|Distribution: 4 overhead camshafts (chain-driven)||Height: 1185 mm (46.6 in)|
|BODY & SUSPENSION||Fuelsystem: 6 twin Weber 40 DCOE 20/21||Wheelbase: 2650 mm (104.4 in)|
|Frame: Unit steel platform chassis|
|Body: Steel with aluminum hood||DRIVETRAIN||CAPACITIES|
|Suspension: Independent, A-arm, coil springs, anti-roll bar, adjustable Koni dampers||Gearbox: Lamborghini 5 speed all synchromesh||Engine Oil: 14,3 l (3,8 gal)|
|Brakes: Discs on alle 4 wheels (vented on front) in dual circuit with 2 Girling boosters.||Differential: Lamborghini 11/45||Cooling system: 14 l (3,7 gal)|
|Wheels: Campagnolo cast magnesium with centre lock, 7×15 inch||Clutch: Hydraulic single dryplate Ø241,3 mm||Fuel: 93 l (25 gal) in two connected tanks|
|Tires: Pirelli Cinturato HS 205 VR 15||Luggage: 330 l (20 cu. ft.)|
*) For the series II and III the engine power was raised from 325 HP DIN @6500 to 350 HP DIN @7500.
Lamborghini Espada Fun Facts
When the Espada was introduced in 1968 it was the worlds fastest four-seater.
When new the Espada was even more expensive than a Lamborghini Miura.
Even today, the Espada is still the lowest 4-seater ever in production (1185 mm / 46.6 in).
It does not matter if the gas pump is to your left or right. The Espada has two black painted grills on each side which covers the tank fillers so you can fill the two interconnected tanks from both sides.
The Espada’s Campagnolo rims are made of magnesium which is 33% lighter than aluminium and strong as steel.
The two NACA ducts in the aluminium engine lid are not air-intakes for the engine but fresh air to the cabin.
Most Espada’s were equipped with air conditioning, power steering and electrical windows which was unusual around 1970 .
The drivers handbook specifies a maximum of 7900 rpm which was pretty high for a V12 road-going engine.
The Espada is named after the sword that were used by the bullfighters to kill the bull.
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