Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lamborghini Miura Jota

The Jota started life as a P400 chassis for a Miura in 1970 No.5084, it was refitted and modified conform to the FIA's Appendix J racing regulations by Bob Wallace at Lamborghini in his spare time.

The revised look of the car and new technologies created an interest and demand around the car. With its additional air vents to cool the brakes and engine, the fixed headlights, single front window wiper, completely changed interior, spare wheel moved the the back to aid weight distribution and to make room for the revised suspension to accommodate the wider wheels, the list goes on. Only 1 was built and during Lamborghini’s troubled past was sold to private hands as an asset in 1972. Unfortunately this car was involved in an accident and the ensuing fire completely destroyed it.

Following this some Miura owners had their own cars modified, unfortunately they never came close to the original, and for some were just cosmetic. An awesome car that if it had ever raced would probably had more stories to tell. Only Lamborghini would give one of its top mechanics and Miura to cut apart in his spare time, a time now lost to the accountant and marketing people.

This is one of the replica’s-

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