1972 – With the Urraco, Ferruccio Lamborghini intended to build a more economical sports car – the 2+2 Coupé was the affordable alternative to the existing Lamborghini models. Marcello Gandini of Bertone had designed the Miura and was also responsible for the Urraco's lines.
The engine was a newly developed V8, which launched with a displacement of 2.5 liters and was expanded to 3 liters in 1974. A 2-liter V8 was only available in the Italian market. When production ceased in 1979 780 Urraco had been built.