Lamborghini Jalpa

Lamborghini Jalpa 1
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The Lamborghini Jalpa was firstly presented in 1981. The car was the successor to the Lamborghini Silhouette model. It takes its name from a Spanish Corrida terminology.

The Jalpa`s main highlight was found in the interior, where passengers were surrounded by a new box-shaped instrumentation, and new seats with fully adjustable backrests.

Lamborghini Jalpa 2
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At the beginning, Jalpa cars were fitted with black bumpers to the front and the rear, and black side air intakes for the drivetrain. In 1984 the Lamborghini`s engineers made a few changes – instead of the black finish, body parts were painted in the body colour and the tail lights became round.

Lamborghini Jalpa
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The Lamborghini Jalpa was powered by a 3.0-Litre engine boasting 255 bhp at 7000 rpm. The car’s maximum speed was 146 mph. The Jalpa was fitted with a16 inch wheels.

Lamborghini Jalpa 3
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The Lamborghini Jalpa was seen in the cult Hollywood production Rocky IV.

Soon the Jalpa supercar became brand’s most successful V-8. From 1981 to 1988, when the production was ended, 410 examples of the exotic and rare car were sold.

Lamborghini Jalpa 4
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Today the so called Baby-Lambo is priced at around $50.000.

There is an exclusive variation of the model named the Jalpa Speedster prototype. It was built in 1987. It was painted in silver and blue. The prototype was never sold.