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Lamborghi Islero Tyres Explained

Lamborghini Islero 1968–1969

  • Original Equipment tyres for Lamborghini’s Islero are 205 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72.
  • The Islero will drive better on standard wheels with a 205 tyre, however often, people like to fit 215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12 as was fitted by Lamborghini to their power steering cars.
  • The Islero left the factory fitted with tube-type wheels and innertubes. The Michelin 15/17H will be the best fitting innertube for these tyres.
  • Suggested tyre pressures for a Lamborghini Islero - 32psi front and 34psi rear.
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Lamborghini Islero History

Because Carrozzeria Touring, the business that created Lamborghini's chassis, had gone bankrupt, Carrozzeria Marazzi was the next logical alternative because it was supported by Mario Marazzi, a former Touring employee. While the Islero's exterior suffered from a lack of correct fit between the panels in true sports car form, its good outward visibility, roomier interior, and considerably improved soundproofing made it an upgrade over prior models. It was equipped with a 4.0 L V12 engine boasting 325 brake horsepower, a five-speed gearbox, completely independent suspension, and disc brakes. It had a top speed of 154 mph and took 6.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Only 125 Isleros were produced. In 1969, the Islero S, an improved version of the Islero, was launched. The engine in this model was modified to 350 horsepower while maintaining the same torque. There were a number of styling redesigns, including brightwork blind slots on the front wings, an enlarged scoop on the roof that supplied air to the interior of the car rather than the engine, slightly flared wings, tinted windows, round indicator lights (rather than teardrops on the original), and a fixed section in the door windows. Other modifications included bigger brake discs, a changed rear suspension, and a redesigned dashboard and interior. The S's maximum speed increased to 161 mph, while acceleration from zero to 60 mph took 6.2 seconds. The Islero S was only produced in 100 units, bringing the total production of the Islero nameplate to 225 vehicles. During that time, Ferruccio Lamborghini personally drove an Islero.

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Lamborghini Islero Tyre

The picture above shows the 205 VR 15 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 205/70 VR 15, 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 215/70 VR 15 tyre when the low profile tyre was developed at the beginning of the 1970s.

Lamborghini Islero


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).

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Lamborghini Islero Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your Lamborghini Islero. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at [email protected]

Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

Click the link for Lamborghini Islero Borrani wheels.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

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