Lamborghini Jalpa

car model

The Lamborghini Jalpa is a sports car. Lamborghini built it from 1981 to 1988. The Jalpa came after the Silhouette. The Jalpa was designed by Carrozzeria Bertone.

Lamborghini Jalpa
Lamborghini Jalpa (with the optional rear wing)
Also calledLamborghini Jalpa P350
410 produced
AssemblyItaly: Bolognese, Sant'Agata
DesignerGiulio Alfieri
Carrozzeria Bertone
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door targa
LayoutTransverse mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine3.5-litre Lamborghini V8
Transmission5-speed synchromesh manual
Wheelbase2,451 mm (96.5 in)
Length4,330 mm (170.5 in)
Width1,880 mm (74.0 in)
Height1,140 mm (44.9 in)
Kerb weight1,510 kg (3,329 lb)
PredecessorLamborghini Silhouette
SuccessorLamborghini Gallardo

History change

The Jalpa was introduced at the 1981 Geneva Auto Show. It was based off the Silhouette. Lamborghini designed it to be less expensive than the Countach.[1][2]

Engine and transmission change

The Jalpa was powered by a 3.5 L (210 cu in) V8 engine. The engine in the Jalpa came from the Silhouette. The Jalpa’s engine had a power output of 255 hp (190 kW; 259 PS), and 225 lb⋅ft (305 N⋅m) of torque. The engine in the US models made 250 hp (186 kW; 253 PS).[1][3]

Performance change

Lamborghini said that the Jalpa could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds. They also said that it could reach 161 km/h (100 mph) in 19.1 seconds. The top speed of the Jalpa was 249 km/h (155 mph). The Jalpa weighed 1,510 kg (3,329 lb).[4][2]

Related pages change

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hall, Jim (December 1982). "Driving Impression: Lamborghini Jalpa". Motor Trend. Petersen Publishing: 59–60. ISSN 0027-2094.
  2. 2.0 2.1 DeMuro, Doug (2014-12-22). "I Spent A Day With a Lamborghini Jalpa And Here Is What Happened". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  3. Wallace, Nicholas (2015-04-14). "This Incredibly Hot and Rare Lamborghini Jalpa Is For Sale Right Now". Car & Driver. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  4. "An '80s Lambo that isn't the Countach: 1987 Jalpa heads to auction". Autoweek. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-30.