Munchen, 23. September 2010 – only so much is so far: for the paris motor show (2. To 17. October 2010) lamborghini has called the study of a light super sports car. The view in the appointment calendar suggests that this is the model that our erlkonig photographer has now caught on the nurburgring: the lamborghini jota. Test rounds turned a standard version and indeed "superleggera"-lightweight construction model with rear spoiler. "Our magic word is called ‘carbon fiber’", had explained company boss stephan winkelmann in the short break. "Every new lamborghini will use this technology for weight loss."
From 2012 as a murcielago heritage
The jota is to become the successor of the lamborghini top model murcielago in 2012, which has been on the market since 2001. Like the murcielago lp640, the jota is to receive a v12 engine, but instead of 640 hp should then take about 700 hp. The four-wheel drive is improved. During the current model, a six-speed circuit is offered an automated manual transmission called e-gear, the new generation instead of the latter apparently receive a double-clutch box. In curves torque vectory should help. Following the logic of previous generational change, the jota was allowed to sprint faster than the murcielago. So he had to undercut the 3.4 seconds of the current model by a few tenths of a second. But the consumption, which is previously stated 21.3 liters per 100 kilometers, was allowed to sink.
Name stands for lightweight tradition
The name jota is not unknown at lamborghini: so a test vehicle on the basis of the lamborghini miura, a model built from the middle of the 1960s to the middle of the 1970s. Also this version set with aluminum parts and plexiglas side windows on lightweight construction. The measures reduced the weight of the miura significantly from about 1.4 tonnes to around 900 kg. Since the historical jota was only a test vehicle, it could be that the new model as a production vehicle also signed a different name.