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Lamborghini Cala
Lamborghini Cala
Lamborghini
aka
Production 1995
Class Prototype
Body Style
Length 4389 mm
Width 1900 mm
Height 1222 mm
Wheelbase 2520 mm
Weight 1293 Kg
Transmission
Engine 90 degrees V-10 40 valves, mid/rear mounted, rear wheel drive
Power 400 Bhp at 7200 rpm
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Designer Italdesign Giugiaro

Italdesign Cala or probably as it is more commonly referred to, the Lamborghini Cala, is a concept car designed for Lamborghini by Italdesign Giugiaro. It was first shown at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show. It was a completely functional prototype that never made it into production.

The Cala was designed to fill Lamborghini's need for a replacement for the Jalpa, of which production was discontinued in 1988, at the behest of then owners of the company, Chrysler. In 1994 Chrysler sold Lamborghini to Megatech, the Cala design took shape, but when Megatech sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group in 1998, the concept was shelved. The Jalpa replacement would not be found in Lamborghini's lineup until 2003, with the release of the Lamborghini Gallardo.

The Cala was powered by a mid-mounted V10 engine, which produced 400 hp, mated to a 6 speed transmission that drove the rear wheels. Top speed was estimated at 180 mph.

The car is featured in the 1997 computer and video game Need for Speed II and Need for Speed II: Special Edition.


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