Helsinki Weekend Edition – 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250S


This weekend, I’m posting some of the streetside shots I took a week ago in Helsinki. It’s a weird place: it’s our only city, with a population of some 600,000 people – even if the capital urban region has some 1,300,000 people living in and around Helsinki. Some of the more well-off neighbourhoods are good places if you want to see some interesting metal, but basically anywhere you can see anything.

I’m starting this weekend off with this gloriously red Italian machine, that looked like it had been transplanted on the street from an alternative 1975 reality. Here it is, the Lamborghini Urraco P250S.


My Lamborghini Weekend pretty much ignored the Urraco, with me posting the later, white Jalpa instead. It’s something of an oversight, since the Urraco can really shock you with its looks.




It’s a Bertone design, no doubt. The car actually resembles the Dino 308 GT4 quite a lot, and pricewise it was aimed to compete.


Not content with rear window slats, there are side slats. With Daft Punk again relevant with the new Random Access Memories album, I could well see the duo cruising around town in this.


The Urraco P250S features a relatively small 2.5-litre V8, producing 220hp. 520 were built before 1979.


As a point of note, this is the first English-language car magazine I ever bought. I still have it, the Aug ’97 copy of Thoroughbred & Classic Cars. If I’d have to direct blame to anything, for why I’m in this line of work, this very magazine is a good scapegoat. Reading the magazine in the plane on the way to Vienna, 12 years of age, I was instantly hooked and knew writing about cars was what I really wanted to do at some point. Or so I think. I might’ve also have wanted to draw Lamborghinis…

[Images: Copyright 2013 Hooniverse/Antti Kautonen]

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13 responses to “Helsinki Weekend Edition – 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250S”

  1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Genuinely, that is the single Lambo I would most like to own. It has the most intriguing looks, the most "what on earth is that" cachet, and you can take a couple of (your smallest) friends for the ride.
    What a car to find just parked on a side street.

    1. julkinen Avatar

      Yeah, it kind of stood out. I did a double-check, "I'll just go over there to get a couple shots of whatever that is."

  2. Maxichamp Avatar

    I have never seen an Urraco on the street before.
    I like that Pug 607 across the street too.

    1. julkinen Avatar

      I need to extensively feature the 607 at some point. I recognize the need for it. 🙂

      1. Maxichamp Avatar

        It was the official presidential car of Chile's Michelle Bachelet.

      2. dukeisduke Avatar

        I dig the Pug "executive cars".

  3. Van_Sarockin Avatar


  4. dukeisduke Avatar

    I love the design of those wheels – there the design used on the first Countach.

    1. lilpoindexter Avatar

      They are amazing. Beautiful, yet understated.

  5. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    Wow, just wow!!!

  6. lilpoindexter Avatar

    The Uracco is beautiful. The 308GT4 is ugly.

  7. smokyburnout Avatar

    The badge looks like it says WTACO.
    It's a very nice Wtaco.

  8. Slr5000 Avatar

    Judging from the movie they released a few years ago, Daft Punk roll in a silver Ferrari 400i. Fits a bit better with their robo-chic aesthetic I think.

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