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Lamborghini Jalpa

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Lamborghini Jalpa
Lamborghini
aka Silhouette
Production 1982-1988
419 units
Class Supercar
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat, Mid-Engined
Coupe
Targa
Length 170.5 in
Width 74 in
Height 44.9 in
Wheelbase
Weight 3305 lb
Transmission 5-speed Manual, RWD
Engine 3.5 litre V8
Power 255 hp @ N/A rpm
235 lb-ft of torque @ 3250 rpm
Similar
Designer Bertone

The Lamborghini Jalpa , pronounced in the Spanish "HAL-pah", was a car produced by the Italian automaker Lamborghini from 1981 to 1988. The Jalpa was a development of the earlier Silhouette, but was rather more successful; a total of 419 examples were sold. The Jalpa was intended to fill a role as a more "affordable" Lamborghini, being much cheaper than the Countach. Instead of the big car's V12, the Jalpa was fitted with a transversely-mounted 3.5 litre V8 that developed 255 hp. The bodywork was designed and built by Bertone.

The name Jalpa came from a famous breed of fighting bulls, Ferruccio Lamborghini having a liking for bulls and being a Taurus he gave most Lamborghini cars bullfighting-related names.

Compared to the Countach, the Jalpa was much easier to drive, having better visibility and being more tractable in heavy traffic and at slow speeds. At night, however, there were many distracting internal reflections (a common curse of the Italian low-volume car).

Originally the plastic components (bumpers, air intakes and engine cover) were black, and the car carried over the rectangular taillights of the Silhouette. In 1984, however, the plastic became body-colored, and round taillights were fitted.

In 1988, after falling sales, the new owners, Chrysler, decided to end Jalpa production.

The official top speed of the Jalpa was 146 mph (234 Km/h) but higher speeds have been claimed. The weight with all fluids is 3322 lb (1,507 kg).

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Type 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ferruccio Lamborghini Rossetti/Leimer receivership Mimram Chrysler M'tec/V'Power Audi
FR GT 350GT
2+2 400GT Islero Jarama
Coupe Espada
RMR V8/V10 Silhouette Jalpa Gallardo
2+2 Urraco
V12 Miura Countach Diablo Murcielago
SUV LM002

See also

Also can be seen in ROCKY IV - when Rocky Balboa (Stallone) is driving and remembering the past.

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