The Lamborghini V-8 is a V8 engine designed by Lamborghini for their less-expensive (by Lamborghini standards) vehicles. It was only the second engine ever developed by the company, and first saw production for the 1971 Lamborghini Urraco. The all-aluminum engine was introduced in 2463cc (2.5 liters) displacement but was expanded to 2996cc (3.0 liters) for 1975.
A 1994cc (2.0 liters) version was also introduced in 1975 for sale in Italy only because of the Italian legislation which imposed punitive taxes on cars whose engines displaced more than 2.0 liters.
The engine was also used in two other models, the Lamborghini Silhouette in 1976-1977 in which it kept the 3.0 liter displacement, and the slightly-updated replacement in 1982, the Lamborghini Jalpa which saw the engine increased in size to 3485cc (3.5 liters) for ease in meeting ever-tighter emissions requirements.