1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2
|Written by Sports Car Market|
|Tuesday, 30 April 2002 16:00|
In 1964, Ferruccio Lamborghini unveiled his V12 competitor to Ferrari, the 350 GT, at the Geneva Auto Show. The car, which featured a four-cam, 3.5-liter V12 engine designed by Giotto Bizzarini, a tubular steel chassis, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and a ZF gearbox, was Lamborghini's first serial-production GT. The automotive world loved it.
In 1966 the engine was increased to 3.9 liters and the ZF transmission was replaced with a gearbox built by Lamborghini itself. The differential was also replaced with one of Lamborghini's own. These modifications were slipped under a Touring-designed steel body that had been slightly raised to allow three passengers to accompany the lucky driver. Similar in appearance to the 350 GT, this new car also had lowered floor pans, four round Hella headlamps and a single fuel tank instead of twin tanks. Thus was born the 400 GT 2+2.