1969 Lamborghini Espada
Cylinder number / capacity - V12 600/3929 cc
Power - 325 bhp at 6500 rpm
Max speed - 250 kph
Period of production - 1968-1969 1968-1978 (all series)
Numbers built - 186 1226 ( all series)
Type body - Coupe 2+2
Marque bodywork - Bertone
The car was designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Gandini drew inspiration and cues from two of his Bertone show cars from 1967, the Lamborghini Marzal and the Jaguar Piraña.
The Espada was a four-seater GT, selling alongside the 2+2 400GT and the mid-engined Miura. 1217 Espadas were made, making it the most successful Lamborghini model until the expansion of Countach production in the mid-1980s.
The name "Espada" means "sword" in Spanish, referring to the sword that the Torero uses to kill the bull in the Corrida.
During its ten years in production the car underwent some changes, and three different series were produced. These were the S1 (1968–1970), the S2 (1970–1972) and the S3 (1972–1978). Each model featured interior redesigns, while only minor details were changed on the exterior.