Lamborghini Espada engine detail.
I have the same problem with kittens and classic cars: all of them are cute for me. Even if they are extreeeeeemly ugly (cars, I mean). In my opinion that´s the Lamborghini Espada´s case. We have to be impartial, the Espada is ugly, is difficult to see… This never-ending hood, this headlamps, this back side… I don´t like it. What? Don't so ugly? Try to imagine a Espada next to a Talbot Lago… You are understanding now… aren´t you? Yes, like cheerleaders chief next to the sciences club president. Marcelo Gandini´s fault… we have to talk with him… Yes, the car was designed by, in my opinion, the best designer ever: Marcello Gandini (at Bertone in this case). He drew inspiration the Lamborghini Marzal and the Jaguar Piraña but, as you are supposing, for me they were not the best examples of a refined design. However open the hood on an Espada and you were not disappointed. It was largely the same engine as on a Miura: 3,929 cc V12 sporting no less than six Weber side-draft carburetors and 24 valves with two chain-driven overhead camshafts per bank. Complicating servicing the transmission was the fact it was mounted in block with the engine. These motor was enhanced time after time and, according to the versions, the Espada could effortlessly reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. We have to looking for the origins of these engine at the first product of the maker: the Lamborghini 350 GT. These something of a cross between a Ferrari and a Maserati but with a great engine designed by Bizzarrini, a 3´5 litre V12 with four overhead camshafts and downdraught inlet ports between each pair of camshafts.
I´m thinking that maybe the Espada isn't so ugly…
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