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AUTO NEWS – Lamborghini celebrates the fiftieth Anniversary of the Jarama GT

Lamborghini celebrates the fiftieth Anniversary of the Jarama GT

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 11 November 2020 – This 12 months marks the 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Jarama GT, introduced for the primary time on the Geneva Motor Present in March 1970.

The Jarama, whose title derives from an space north of Madrid well-known for breeding combating bulls, was the newest evolution of the corporate’s 2+2 grand touring sedan idea, with a V12-cylinder, 4-liter front-mounted engine. Technically developed based mostly on the earlier 400 GT and Islero, it maintained the identical mechanical format however featured a silhouette designed by Marcello Gandini for Carrozzeria Bertone, far more in step with the stylistic developments of the ‘70s, utilizing taut and angular traces.

The chassis was renewed, with a braking system that includes 4 giant discs, of which the entrance ones have been ventilated, monitor width widened by 10 centimeters to 1,490 mm (58,7 in), and 15” Campagnolo magnesium wheels, to enter the brand new decade in a way befitting a sporty Lamborghini.

The engine, powered by six double-body Weber 40 DCOE carburetors, was the well-proven Lamborghini V12, with double overhead camshafts per financial institution, able to delivering 350 hp for a prime pace of 260 km/h (161 mph).

The bodywork of the pre-series items was assembled by Carrozzeria Marazzi of Caronno Pertusella (Varese), which had simply completed manufacturing of the Islero, whereas the sequence fashions could be produced in Carrozzeria Bertone’s plant in Grugliasco (Turin). The final 100 items of Jarama produced, in 1972, could be “hybrid”, with physique panels produced by Bertone and assembled at Marazzi.

The inside may be very luxurious, with leather-based upholstery, air-conditioning, and a snug passenger compartment for a sports activities automotive plus a spacious trunk.

Manufacturing of the Jarama, following the 1972 Geneva Motor Present, was expanded with the Jarama GTS model with 365 HP, that includes a transverse air consumption on the hood and two air retailers behind the entrance wheel arches. Inside, it featured a redesigned dashboard with new devices, and a distinct shaping of the entrance seats to enhance the roominess within the again. Additionally completely different on the “S” model have been the alloy wheels: much less elaborate and with out the one central nut.        

The Jarama, of which a complete of 328 items have been produced, is a crucial mannequin in Lamborghini’s historical past, not just for its magnificence – which has not misplaced its allure over the past 50 years – however as a result of it was the final front-engined grand tourer proposed by the corporate. From then on, apart from the Tremendous SUVs LM 002 and Urus, Lamborghini automobiles would solely have the rear mid-engine format.

Items produced

Lamborghini Jarama GT: 1970-1973, 176

Lamborghini Jarama GTS: 1972-1976, 152

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AUTO NEWS – Lamborghini celebrates the fiftieth Anniversary of the Jarama GT
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