During the 1970s, Lamborghini figured out that there was a market for less expensive, slightly less powerful cars, such as the Ferrari 308, which rival manufacturer Ferrari was selling by the boatload. Thankfully, Lamborghini already had a project ready to go: they resurrected the Urraco from the early 70s, and gave it brand new look: the 1976 Lamborghini Silhouette was aggressive-looking and muscular, quite the opposite of the car on which it was based. It had big fat tires, a rear line and fenders clearly inspired by the testosterone-boosted Countach, as well as a tunnel-back with black air scoops and awesome five-hole alloy wheels.
On the mechanical side, the Silhouette was a joy to drive; it was fitted with a 255 horsepower, 3.5-liter, quadruple camshafts V8, which mated to a five-speed manual transmission, allowed for a 148 miles per hour top speed, and a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds. It was also remarkably agile and fun to drive.
Unfortunately, that’s where the fun stops. Because of various factory problems, only a few were built – 192 over a 10 year production run – and on the interior side, it only got worse. The inside was poorly designed, not ergonomic at all, and generally slip-shod and cheap. The 1976 Lamborghini Silhouette was a great car to drive; the bad part is that you had to sit in it to do so.