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Lamborghini V8
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Overview
Manufacturer Lamborghini
Production 1971-1988
Layout
Configuration Naturally aspirated 90° V8
Displacement 2.0 L; 121.7 cu in (1,995 cc)
2.5 L; 150.3 cu in (2,463 cc)
3.0 L; 182.9 cu in (2,997 cc)
3.5 L; 212.7 cu in (3,485 cc)
Cylinder bore 2.0: 77.4 mm (3.05 in)
2.5/3.0/3.5: 86 mm (3.39 in)
Piston stroke 2.0/2.5: 53 mm (2.09 in)
3.0: 64.5 mm (2.54 in)
3.5: 75 mm (2.95 in)
Block material Cast aluminium alloy
Head material Cast aluminium alloy
Valvetrain 2 valves per cylinder,
2.0/2.5/3.0: SOHC,
3.5: DOHC
Combustion
Fuel system Solex or Weber carburetors
Fuel type Petrol/Gasoline
Oil system Wet sump
Cooling system Water-cooled
Output
Power output 2.0: 136 kW (185 PS; 182 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm
2.5: 164 kW (223 PS; 220 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm, then 190 kW (258 PS; 255 bhp)
3.0: 186 kW (253 PS; 249 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm, or
194 kW (264 PS; 260 bhp) @ 7,500 rpm, or
198 kW (269 PS; 266 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm
3.5: 190 kW (258 PS; 255 bhp) @ 7,000 rpm
Specific power 2.0: 68.2 kW (92.7 PS; 91.5 bhp) per litre
3.5: 54.5 kW (74.1 PS; 73.1 bhp) per litre
Torque output 3.0: 273 N⋅m (201 lb⋅ft) @ 5,750 rpm

The Lamborghini V8 is a 90 degree V8 petrol engine. Lamborghini first made it in the 1970s for its cheaper cars. It was the company's second internal combustion engine. The Lamborghini Urraco first used it in 1971. The Lamborghini Silhouette used the engine in 1976-1977. The Lamborghini Jalpa also used it in 1982. Gian Paolo Dallara first designed the engine.

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