Presented in Geneva in March 1968, the new Espada aroused a lot of interest for its highly innovative and extremely aerodynamic line which was defined as “artistic”. It was the answer to the spacious coupes with great comfort already placed on the market by Maserati with the “Mexico” and by Ferrari with the 365 GT 2 + 2, albeit with less technical refinements.
Starting from the platform of the “400GT”, Lamborghini created a car with a great personality; the mechanics, except for the wheelbase lengthened by 15 cm, remained that of the 400 GT, including the 3929cc V12 engine, only slightly enhanced (325hp).
The finishes are also of a high standard (the leather completely covers the passenger compartment, including the dashboard). The Naca sockets on the hood refer to aeronautical solutions, the traction is rear. Thanks to the original fast back roof with the rear window divided into two parts, the car, despite its low height development, has 4 single seats.
From 1970-71 the second series was strengthened and the interiors already cared for by Gandini changed substantially. A VIP version was also created with a minibar and television.