Lamborghini's 'small car' reply to the Ferrari Dino and Porsche 911 came in the form of the 1973 Urraco P250. The gutsy 2.5L engine revved all the way to an 8000rpm limit giving a claimed 150mph top speed. To counter the release of the Ferrari 308 GT4, the Urraco P300 was launched with engine capacity increased to 3 litres and power up to 250bhp.
Lamborghini was undergoing financial problems during this period so the Urraco's quality and reliability was not all that it should have been. This also accounted for the fact that just 50 of the convertible format Urraco, the gorgeous Silhouette, were built by the time production had ceased in 1979.