This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Lamborghini Jalpa

Happy birthday!

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2021 has been rather eventful for Lamborghini. They’ve celebrated the anniversary of both the Countach and the Countach LP500, and they’ve launched the all-new 814-hp Countach LPI 800-4. But we need more candles for the cake because there’s another birthday to celebrate: 40 years of the Jalpa.

It was first unveiled at the 1981 Geneva Motor Show, and it was powered by a mid-mounted, 3.5-litre 8-cylinder engine with four Weber 42 carburettors, delivering 255 PS (251 hp), with a top speed of 155 mph.

Production began in 1982, and the Jalpa was fitted, as standard, with leather upholstery and 16-inch wheels on Pirelli P7 tyres. Imagine that, 16-inch wheels in a supercar.

Only 420 units were built but for some reason, the Jalpa has never really been part of the triumvirate of classic Lambos - Countach, Miura and Diablo - that most people want, know and love.

What do you think? Does the Jalpa deserve more love and attention? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Comments (3)

  • I think the Jalpa deserves more love

      7 days ago
  • Can i just say that i love the jalpa and dont know why so many people dont

      7 days ago