LAMBORGHINI MARZAL : THE FIRST LAMBORGHINI FOUR-SEATER
In 1966 Lamborghini had impressed the specialized press and the public with the launch of its legendary Miura. The year after this success, Ferruccio Lamborghini decided to undertake an even more ambitious project: using the Bertone bodywork for their first four-seater sports car.
Marcello Gandini, designer of the Marzal ( Photo Credits : www.dupontregistry.com )
Thus the Marzal was born, designed by Marcello Gandini on behalf of the Turin coachbuilder. The 4-passenger cockpit worked with a frame (which was 12 centimetres longer than the Miura's one) and with the placement of the cantilever engine behind the rear wheel axle.
The Marzal seats ( Photo Credits : www.drive-my.com )
Among the characteristic signs of the design were the doors with large glazed surfaces and a gull-wing opening made, as well as the roof, by the Belgian company Glaverbel.
The Marzal engine ( Photo Credits : www.azureedge.net )
The heart of the vehicle was a 6-cylinder 2.0 power unit with a capacity of 175 hp and 220 Nm of torque managed by a five-speed manual transmission. Equipped with rear-wheel drive, the Marzal was able to reach the top speed of 220 km/h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.3 seconds.
The Marzal and the Espada ( Photo Credits : www.reportmotori.it )
The car was such a huge success, that the next year would have been used as a model for the development of the 1968 Espada.
The Marzal during the Monaco Grand Prix Historique 2018
Thanks to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation