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1981-1988 LAMBORGHINI Jalpa


Overview

The Jalpa was Lamborghini’s last throw of the Urraco dice. Given that the Silhouette had been out of production for two years, it was an odd decision to revamp it for another attack on the 308, but that’s what Lamborghini did. The Jalpa was usefully quicker thanks to its enlarged (by Alfieri) 3.5-litre V8 engine, but the ‘70s throwback styling and Airfix interior should have been a barrier to sales. However, during its decade-long production run, the Jalpa bucked the trend and sold up to 200 per year, becoming Lamborghini’s most successful V8 yet.




410

£26,001

£27,500

£25,000

£16,000

£9000


Performance

7.3secs

19.1secs

146mph

255bhp

231lb/ft


Engine

V8

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, compliance struts, coil springs, tube shocks and anti-roll bar

Independent, Chapman struts, reversed lower A-arms, trailing links, coil springs, tube shocks and anti-roll bar

mid-engine RWD

rack and pinion

metal monocoque

Five-speed manual


Dimensions

4330mm

2451mm

1880mm

1140mm

1510kgs


 LAMBORGHINI Jalpa

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