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1968 Islero

Post by LhYnxz on Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:11 pm

1968, the Islero was introduced to the public at the Geneva Auto Show.
It featured hidden headlamps and a square body. The bodywork for the
vehicle was handled by Mario Marazzi, Ferruccio Lamborghini's former
Touring employee.The Islero retained the inner structure,
wheelbase, and square tube chassis of the 400 GT 2+2. Larger wheels
were used and this meant the front and rear track increased in size. It
was not as aggressive as the Espada or Miura, but it did offer
luxurious benefits such as air conditioning and larger interior. Only
17 Islero's were fitted with Borrani wire wheels.The
Islero was not intended for the track. However, in 1975, Paul Rilly
entered a modified Islero in the grueling 24 Hours of Le-Mans. It
failed to qualify.During its production run which lasted
only one year, only 125 examples were produced. An S version followed
in 1969. This to was short lived, lasting only a year and only 100
being produced. Following the Islero series came the Lamborghini Jarama.The
Islero S contained mechanical and aesthetic enhances over its
predecessor. With 350 horsepower available, the vehicle could go from
zero-to-sixty in 6.2 seconds and had a top speed exceeding 160
miles-per-hour. Both the interior and exterior of the
Islero received updates. A glove box was replaced by a grab handle.
Driver and passenger side windows received fixed triangular planes. The
dash was redesigned. The rear window was now electrically heated. New
seats replaced the old style. For the exterior, a engine cooling vent
was placed in front of each door. The wheel-arches received flaring and
an air-intake was mounted on the hood.

1968 Lamborghini Islero

Engine LocationFront
Drive TypeRear Wheel
Body MaterialSteel body on tubular steel frame
Production Years for Series1968 - 1970
Weight1240 kg | 2734.2 lbs
Introduced At1968 Geneva
Chassis / Engine Numbers Shown
Chassis Number6051
Engine Number1944
0-60 mph6.2 seconds.
Top Speed165 mph | 265.5 km/h Similar top speeds
Engine ConfigurationV



Solid valve lifters
Displacement3929.00 cc | 239.8 cu in. | 3.9 L.
Horsepower350.00 BHP (257.6 KW) @ 7500.00 RPM
Torque290.00 Ft-Lbs (393.2 NM) @ 5500.00 RPM
HP to Weight Ratio7.8 LB / HP (Vehicles with similar ratio)
HP / Liter89.7 BHP / Liter
Compression Ratio10.7:1
Main Bearings7
Fuel TypeGasoline - Petrol
Fuel FeedCarburetor

4 Weber 40 DCOE 20-21 2-barrel carburetors
BlockLight Alloy
HeadLight Alloy

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Transmission Information
Final Drive4.08:1
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