Car Catcher: Hot Rod Lamborghini Espada

This 1972 Lamborghini Espada offered by Autosport Designs carries a big secret under its hood: A Countach-sourced, 5.2-liter V12 producing close to 500 horsepower. The only visual clues that show how deep this sword cuts are a custom hood and a set of HRE wheels. 

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wspohn Dork
9/12/19 7:02 p.m.

Would have been better with the side draft Webers rather than the downdraft. About the same power output but they could have avoided that fugly boy racer scoop hacked into that nice hood.

The engine out of an LP500 Quatrovalvole produces 414 bhp which is a far cry from 'close to 500 horsepower'. Best case scenario would be a European version of the engine which put out 449 bhp, still a pretty fair disntance from the alleged 500 unless there have been some serious modifications, which the seller for some reason omitted to mention.

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