Lamborghini Islero Tyres
- Original Equipment tyres for Lamborghini’s Islero are 205 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72 .
- Though an Espada will drive better on standard wheels with a 205 tyre often people fitted 215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12 as was fitted by Lamborghini to their power steering cars.
- The Michelin 15/17H will be the best fitting inner tube for these tyres.
- Suggested tyre pressures for a Lamborghini Islero - 32psi front and 34psi rear.
- Set of 2 215/70 WR 15 & 225/70 WR 15 Pirelli Stelvio + Tubes
Starting at $3,276.00 $2,730.00
- Set of 2 215/70 VR 15 & 2 225/70 VR 15 Michelin XWX
Starting at $2,268.00 $1,890.00
Lamborghini Islero Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Lamborghini Islero
The picture above shows the 205VR15 CN72 CINTURATO ™ HS tyre that PIRELLI put into production in 1964, which was original equipment for the Lamborghini Islero. On either side of this tyre are more modern 70% profile tyre sizes that are often fitted by mistake. On the left is a 205/70VR15, which is far too small in diameter, and on the right is a 215/70VR15 which is closer in dimensions and would also be a good tyre for the Lamborghini Islero. Some cars that fitted the 205VR15 CINTURATO ™ changed to the 215/70VR15 tyre when the low profile tyre was developed at the beginning of the 1970's
The classic Lamborghini Islero is a sports car produced by Italian car builder Lamborghini between 1968 and 1969. It was the replacement for the 400GT and featured the classic Lamborghini V12 engine. The car was first seen at the 1968 Geneva motor Show.
The classic Islero was named after a Miura bull that killed famed matador Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete" on August 28, 1947 (Lamborghini also produced a car named the Miura, from 1966 to 1973).
Lamborghini Islero History
Since Carrozzeria Touring, the company that designed Lamborghini's chassis, was bankrupt, Carrozzeria Marazzi was the next logical choice as it was funded by Mario Marazzi, an old employee of Touring. The design was essentially a rebody of the classic 400GT, but the track was altered to allow for wider tires and while the Islero's body suffered from a lack of proper fit between the panels true sports car style, its good outward visibility, roomier interior, and much improved soundproofing made it an improvement over previous models. It had a 325 brake horsepower coming from 4.0 L V12 engine, a five-speed gearbox, fully independent suspension, and disc brakes. Its top speed was rated at 154 mph and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph took 6.4 seconds.Only 125 Isleros were built. An updated Islero, dubbed the Islero S, was released in 1969. The engine in this model was tuned to 350 bhp, but the torque remained the same. There were quite a few styling changes, including brightwork blind slots on the front wings, an enlarged roof scoop (which supplied air to the interior of the car, not the engine), slightly flared wings, tinted windows, round indicator lights (instead of teardrops on the original), and a fixed section in the door windows. Various other changes included larger brake discs, revised rear suspension and revamped dashboard and interior. The top speed of the S improved to 161 mph and acceleration from zero to 60 mph 6.2 seconds. Only 100 examples of the Islero S were built, bringing the production total of the Islero nameplate to 225 cars. Ferruccio Lamborghini himself drove an Islero during that era.