Lamborghini Bravo

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Lamborghini Bravo
Lamborghini Bravo 1974 schräg.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Also calledStudio 114
Production1974
DesignerMarcello Gandini at Bertone
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
LayoutTransverse mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine3.0 L, 90° Aluminum L240 V8 transverse, mid-mounted DOHC per bank
Transmission5-speed + reverse all-synchromesh
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,275 mm (89.6 in)
Length3,775 mm (148.6 in)
Width1,900 mm (74.8 in)
Height1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Curb weight1,085 kg (2,392 lb)

The Lamborghini Bravo was a concept car designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone for Lamborghini. It was first presented in 1974 at the Turin Auto Show.

The Bravo was designed to showcase ideas for a replacement to the Urraco. The completely working prototype featured a 3L 300 hp (224 kW) V8 that powered the rear wheels, and underwent nearly 168,000 miles (270,000 km) of testing before it was placed in the Bertone museum.[1] It was never put into production, but many styling features were inspired by the Countach, including the angular features and the window arrangement, but the interior was never more than what was barely necessary to operate the vehicle.

In 1987 it was considered for production as a companion car to the Bertone built Fiat X1/9. That "Project 1" was, however, ended when Fiat stopped the production of the 1.5L SOHC engine and rear-mounted 5-speed transaxle.[citation needed]

Car chassis number "46 01" (originally painted gold, repainted white) was sold in auction at Villa d'Este (Italy) on 21 May 2011, for the highest bidder of €588,000.[2] Prior being offered at the auction the Bravo was the only car from the Bertone Museum that was "refreshed". Car chassis number "46 02" (painted green) was crash tested in 1976.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lambo Cars Lamborghini Bravo by Bertone - the STORY". Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. ^ 1974 Lamborghini Bravo, RM | Sotheby's - VILLA D'ESTE 2011 - Bertone S.p.A.
  3. ^ "Synlube 1974 BERTONE Lamborghini Bravo". Retrieved 4 October 2014.