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.
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.
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.
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.
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.