Lamborghini Islero facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLamborghini Islero
Lamborghini Islero S
Islero: 125 units
Islero S: 100 units
Total: 225 units
|Designer||Mario Marazzi at Carrozzeria Marazzi|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2+2 Coupé|
|Platform||tubular steel frame
riveted aluminium body panels
|Engine||3,929 cc (239.8 cu in) 60° Lamborghini V12|
|Transmission||five-speed, reverse manual all-synchromesh|
|Wheelbase||2,550 mm (100.4 in)|
|Length||4,525 mm (178.1 in)|
|Width||1,730 mm (68.1 in)|
|Height||1,300 mm (51.2 in)|
|Weight||1,315 kg (2,899 lb)|
The Islero was first revealed at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show, along with the the Lamborghini Espada. It shared its 3,929 cubic centimetres (239.8 cu in) V12 engine with the earlier 400 GT. The car's namesake, Islero, was a Miura bull that killed matador Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete" on August 28, 1947.
The Islero was designed by Mario Marazzi, who was working for Carrozzeria Marazzi at the time. Carrozzeria Marazzi was chosen because it was founded by Carlo Marazzi, a former employee of the now-bankrupt Carrozzeria Touring. Carrozzeria Touring had previously produced bodies for the 350 GT and 400 GT.
By the time production ended in 1969, 125 Isleros had been built.
An updated Islero, known as the the Islero S or the Islero GTS, was released in 1969. There were a few changes from the standard Islero, including a more powerful engine and some styling changes. 100 examples of the Islero S were built, bringing the total number of Isleros to 225.
Engine and transmission
The Islero used the same 3,929 cubic centimetres (239.8 cu in) Lamborghini V12 as the earlier 400 GT and the later Jarama. The engine produced 325 bhp (242 kW; 330 PS) in the standard Islero, and 350 bhp (261 kW; 355 PS) in the Islero S. The engine was paired to a Lamborghini-designed five-speed manual transmission in both Isleros.
The Islero's top speed was rated at 154 mph (248 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) took 6.4 seconds.
The standard Islero was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.4 seconds, and it also had a top speed of 154 mph (248 km/h). The Islero S was faster than the standard Islero, because of the extra power in the engine. Its 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time improved to 6.2 seconds, while its top speed was 161 mph (259 km/h).
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