Lamborghini Jarama

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Lamborghini Jarama
Lamborghini Jarama at AutoItalia Brooklands May 2012 1-cropped.jpg
Lamborghini Jarama S
Overview
ManufacturerLamborghini
Production1970–1976
Jarama: 176 units
Jarama S: 152 units
Total: 328 units
AssemblyItaly: Sant'Agata Bolognese
DesignerMarcello Gandini at Bertone
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer
Body style2-door 2+2 coupé
LayoutFR layout
RelatedLamborghini Espada
Powertrain
Engine3.9 L (3,929 cc) Lamborghini V12
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,380 mm (94 in)
Length4,485 mm (177 in)
Width1,820 mm (72 in)
Height1,190 mm (47 in)
Weight1,450 kg (3,197 lb) (dry)
Chronology
PredecessorLamborghini Islero

The Lamborghini Jarama is a grand tourer car made by Lamborghini from 1970 to 1976. It is the successor to the Islero, and uses the same 3,929 cubic centimetres (239.8 cu in) Lamborghini V12 as it. The Jarama was designed by Marcello Gandini.

History[change | change source]

The Jarama was designed to replace the Islero. It was introduced in 1970 at the Geneva Motor Show. Lamborghini built the Jarama to meet U.S. standards by using a modified version of the Espada’s chassis.[1] A total of 328 Jaramas were built.

The Jarama weighed 1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb) dry, which was heavier than the Islero. It was powered by the same 3,929 cubic centimetres (239.8 cu in) Lamborghini V12 engine that was used in the Islero and Espada. The engine sent power to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission.[2] The original Jarama (1970–1973) model was claimed to produce 350 bhp (260 kW).[3]

Jarama S[change | change source]

The Jarama S (also known as Jarama GTS) was introduced in 1972. It had an upgraded engine, which allowed it to produce 365 bhp (272 kW).[4] The Jarama S featured a few minor exterior changes as well. Power assisted steering was standard on the Jarama S. Removable roof panels and a Chrysler TorqueFlite automatic transmission were also available as options. Lamborghini built 150 of the Jarama S.[3]

The Jarama was Ferruccio Lamborghini’s favorite model.[5] Ferruccio stated in a 1991 interview that "I preferred the Jarama to all the others, because it is the perfect compromise between the Miura and the Espada"[6]

Engine and transmission[change | change source]

The Jarama used the 3,929 cubic centimetres (239.8 cu in) Lamborghini V12 from the Espada and the Islero. The engine produced 350 bhp (260 kW) in the standard Jarama, and 365 bhp (272 kW) in the Jarama S.[3] The engine was paired to a five-speed manual transmission in the Jarama, with a TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission an option in the Jarama S.[4]

Performance[change | change source]

The Jarama S was able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (0-97 kilometres per hour) in 5.3 seconds. It was also able to reach 100 miles per hour (161 kilometres per hour) in 11.7 seconds. The Jarama S had a quarter-mile time of 13.5 seconds, with a speed of 107 miles per hour at the end of the quarter mile.[7]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lamborghini Sports Cars". HowStuffWorks. 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  2. "RM Sotheby's - r138 1970 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT by Bertone". RM Sotheby's. 2017-07-19. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Marchet, Jean-François (1985). Lamborghini Espada & the 4-seaters : 350GT, 400GT, Islero, Jarama, Marzal, Espada. London: Osprey Pub. ISBN 0-85045-592-8. OCLC 12806744.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Lamborghini Jarama Is the Weirdest-Looking Lamborghini - Autotrader". Autotrader. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  5. Perkins, Chris (2016-04-28). "Ferruccio Lamborghini's Favorite Car Was the Lamborghini You Forgot About". Road & Track. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  6. "Interview with Ferruccio Lamborghini". Thoroughbred & Classic Car. January 1991.
  7. "Full performance review of 1974 Lamborghini Jarama S 400 GT (man. 5) model for Europe North America , worldwide". www.automobile-catalog.com. Retrieved 2020-07-16.