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Friday, January 8, 2021

Ferruccio Lamborghini's favorite car

Rare ONES Some time ago we discussed a car that was used by Enzo Ferrari, but it is incomplete if we do not discuss the car used by his rival Ferrucio Lamborghini, who is known as the founder of another Italian premium car brand Lamborghini.
The Lamborghini Jarama was built based on the design of Marcello Gandini in between 1970 to 1976 only as many as 328 units. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3aV68pf)
Alhough his name sticks forever to all the supercars made by the raging-bull logoed manufacturer. For Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of the Italian premium car company that bears his name, the mid-engine legendary models at that time such the Miura, which started launching in 1966, and the Countach, which followed in 1973, were not his style.
Ferruccio Lamborghini posed along with his favorite's Jarama (left) and a Lamborghini built tractor (right). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JB2O7I)
In fact, the Ferrucio Lamborghini's favorite is probably the most obscure car to come from the Sant'Agata Bolognese and was the Lamborghini You forgot about as well. How can?
The Lamborghini Jarama's dashboard and interior view. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSax1A)
As quoted from Road and Track, Ferrucio Lamborghini once said in an interview with Thoroughbred & Classic Car in 1991 that his favorite car was the Lamborghini Jarama, due to it was the perfect blend of Miura's slick performance and the comfort of the Espada.
The instrument panel and steering wheel of an early Lamborghini Jarama model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSax1A)
There is no special reason that makes Ferrucio Lamborghini likes Jarama, it's just because he wants a high performance sports vehicle like the Miura and can comfortably accommodate four seats in the cabin like the Espada, and he thinks all of that is only in Jarama.
The Lamborghini Jarama's second row seats view. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSax1A)
Then what is the Jarama's appearance, which is said the Ferrucio Lamborghini's favorite car? The Lamborghini Jarama is a sports car model made only as many as 328 units by the raging bull logoed auto factory, and was produced from 1970 to 1976 based on the design of Marcello Gandini, one of the famous Bertone designers. Besides, the Jarama is also intended as a replacement model for the Islero Grand Tourer.
Early Jarama model rear view, showing Miura-style knock off magnesium wheels. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JB2O7I)
The sports car with a front-mounted engine with a 2 + 2 composition inside its cabin was produced in 2 variants, namely the standard Jarama with 176 units and the Jarama S as many as 152 units. Early Jarama models featured center-locking magnesium alloy wheels, as used on the Miura and S1/S2 Espadas.
Lamborghini Jarama Rally and Lamborghini Miura P400 Jota. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JB2O7I)
Then what about the performance? The Jarama is powered by a Lamborghini's V12 3.929 cc engine coupled with six Weber 40 DCOE carburetors capable of producing 350 bhp (260 kW) of power in the standard Jarama (365 bhp in the next-model Jarama S) which is then channeled to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. So it is not an exaggeration to say that the Jarama might be the best front-engined Lamborghini ever.
It's funny to think that the Lamborghini models known for its raucous mid-engine supercar, turn out that's the opposite of the car that Ferruccio himself wanted. Anything can happen when it comes to taste, that's it.... So even though the Countach is Lamborghini defined, the Jarama was the one that had Ferruccio's heart. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ROADANDTRACK | THEEXTREMEXPERIENCE | MOTORTREND | WIKIPEDIA ]
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