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Lamborghini Jalpa
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Lamborghini Jalpa (with the optional rear wing)
Manufacturer Lamborghini
Also called Lamborghini Jalpa P350
Production 1981–1988
410 produced
Assembly Italy: Bolognese, Sant'Agata
Designer Giulio Alfieri
Carrozzeria Bertone
Body and chassis
Class Sports car (S)
Body style 2-door targa
Layout Transverse mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine 3.5-litre Lamborghini V8
Transmission 5-speed synchromesh manual
Wheelbase 2,451 mm (96.5 in)
Length 4,330 mm (170.5 in)
Width 1,880 mm (74.0 in)
Height 1,140 mm (44.9 in)
Weight 1,510 kg (3,329 lb)
Predecessor Lamborghini Silhouette
Successor Lamborghini Gallardo

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.


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.

Engine and transmission

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).


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).

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