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1980 Lamborghini Athon by Bertone



The Lamborghini Athon is a concept car designed by Bertone for Lamborghini. The Lamborghini Athon can be driven and is a fully functional production concept car. Under the hood of the Lamborghini Athon sits a 3.0 L DOHC V8 engine from the Lamborghini Silhouette, with two valves per cylinder capable of a max power of 260 hp (194 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 237 lb-ft (321 N⋅m) of torque with a compression ratio of ten to one. The transmission contains an all-synchromesh gearbox that consists of a five-speed with a single plate hydraulically assisted clutch and an axle ratio of 14/35. The Bertone company SpA design includes an integral chassis and steel body. The suspension has independent wry coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. The Campagnolo cast magnesium pneumatically actuated brakes consist of Girling ventilated discs. The front tires are Michelin 195/50 VR 15 and 275/40 VR 15 at the rear. The Lamborghini Athon weighs 2,390 lbs and has an 80-liter fuel tank. In terms of performance, the Lamborghini Athon can reach a top speed of 170 mph (273.6 km/h) and can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.3 seconds. The RM Sotheby's company auctioned the Lamborghini Athon in Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on May 21, 2011. It sold for $487,000 United States Dollars, and its present-day estimated price value is between $213,000 to $312,000 United States Dollars.