Urraco (791 Made 1972-79)
The Lamborghini P250 Urraco (pronounced "oo-RAH-koh"), meaning "little bull," was named for the fighting bull which killed the toreadore Manolete. This car was introduced to the public in 1970 at the Turin auto show, though it wouldn't become available to the public until 1973.
The Urraco was developed as an affordable entry level exotic for higher production volume to compete directly with Ferrari's Dino and the Maserati Merak. It's 2+2 layout housed a smaller 2.5 litre V8 engine of completely new design by Paolo Stanzini, positioned transversely just ahead of the rear wheels with the transmission mounted directly beside it. It's new chassis was a sheet steel unibody structure similar to the Espada. Front suspension components bolted directly to this structure while the rear supension and engine/transmission were mounted to a subframe that bolted directly to the chassis from underneath. This made for better access to either engine or transmission for any work more involved than simple servicing.
791 Urracos were built over a period of 8 years.