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Lamborghini Espada S2 | Registry
Espada S2 #8098

Espada S2 #8098 Interior

Espada S2 GTE - 578 Made Dec 1969 to Nov 1972

The Series II Espada was actually known as the 400GTE. It made its first appearance at the 1970 Brussels show. The most noticable difference on this car was the new dashboard layout. Rear seat passengers benefitted from additional ventilation and the addition of lighting mounted in the centre arm rest.

Ventilated brakes were added all around and a later running change brought new five-bolt wheels to replace the centre locking Miura rims. Lobro CV joints were added to the rear halfshafts and power steering became optional. The big change came with the compression boost to 10.7:1 as on the Miura S. Power increased from 325bhp at 6500 rpm to 350bhp at 7500rpm.

Only 51 factory RHD cars were built.

Lamborghini Espada Series II GTE

TypeFront Mounted 60 V12
Bore/Stroke82mm x 62mm
Block & HeadsLight alloy with shrunk in Liners
DistributionChain driven DOHC
Valves2 per cylinder
CrankshaftSeven main bearings with 2 connecting rods per crank
IgnitionSingle ignition system by one distributor
Carburation6 Twin-throat Webers 40 DCOE 20-21 fed by an electric fuel pump
Max Power350bhp @ 7,500rpm
Max Torque290 ftlbs @ 5,500rpm
Pressurized Cooling SystemVertical flow radiator and two thermostatically controlled electric fans
Electrical System12 V - battery 72 Ah - 550 Watt alternator

Gearbox5-speed + reverse, all-syncromesh
ClutchSingle dry plate hydraulically operated
Final Drive ShaftsConstant velocity final drive shafts

ChassisIntegral Chassis/body
SuspensionIndependent front & rear consisting of double transverse wishbones with coil springs, telescopic Koni dampers and anti-roll bars
Axle Ratio11/45
SteeringZF worm and screw
BrakesGirling ventilated discs on all four wheels operated by 2 vacuum servo-units with independent circuits to front and rear brakes
WheelsCampagnolo cast magnesium alloy wheels 7L x 15"
TiresPirelli Cinturato HS 205-VR 15
Rear WindowElecetrically heated
HeadlightsTwin Halogen

UpholsteryLeather with safety padding
WindowsElecetrically operated lifts
AirFull air conditioning

Overall Length4738 mm / 186.5 in
Overall Width1860 mm / 73.4 in
Overall Height1185 mm / 46.6 in
Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in
Front Track1490 mm / 58.6 in
Rear Track1490 mm / 58.6 in
Weight1635 kg / 3605 lb
Fuel Tank93 L / 24 gal
Fuel Consumption16-18 litres per 100 Kms
Trunk Capacity20 cu.ft.

Top speed250 km/h / 155 mph
Standing Km26 sec.


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