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Lamborghini Islero GT (1968 - 1970)

Last updated 14 March 2013

 
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Wonderful V12 Lamborghini engine, still fast even by today's standards, a great long-distance tourer
If not cherished it will be unreliable, styling curiously bland, driving position compromised
125
were produced
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Introduction

Given the cars that came before and after, it's easy to forget the Lamborghini Islero. But to do so would be a grave injustice, as like all Lamborghinis of this era, it's a great, if flawed, drive with copious performance and a V12 soundtrack to die for.

The Islero was introduced at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show, and although it was not as aggressively styled as the Espada or Miura, it was a perfect (relatively) understated GT for the man who needed to cross continents. The Islero ended up being the first Lamborghini to be kitted out with a generous equipment list. It offered benefits such as air conditioning and larger interior - and was clearly designed with one eye on the American market.

The GT S version followed in 1969, but only lasted a year, as it was replaced by the challengingly styled Jarama 400GT.

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