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Old 26th September 2010, 17:24   #61
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I guess its pronounced "hota" and not Jota .
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I think its "yo-ta".Dont really know whats the meaning of it but lamborghini has been making Jota cars for quite sometime now.

Is it a Bull breed?Like how all its cars are named after?
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Old 27th September 2010, 01:19   #63
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yeah your right..hota yota..the Americans call it "hota" while the spanish in general call it "yota"..Have a Spanish friend by the name Jose and he was called "hosey".

And as far as I know "Jota" is something to do with some kinda dance if my memory serves me right and nothing to do with bulls weirdly enough!
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Old 27th September 2010, 23:40   #64
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Here we have another teaser of the Jota. Looks spectacular like an Alien Spaceship!

Found some stuff on the meaning of Jota. Apparently its a name for secret Lamborghini Test Cars. An experimental Miura built for Lamborghini's legendary test driver Bob Wallace was the first ever Jota. This one and only Jota was eventually sold to a private buyer after extensive testing. In April 1971, the car crashed on the yet-unopened ring road around the city of Brescia, and burned to the ground.

Here is the awesome background story about it:

As if the Miura wasn't already radical enough, Lamborghini let test driver Bob Wallace make an experimental version that was even better. Prepared as a quasi-racecar, it had no compromises to comfort. Known internally as 'Miura Privata' by the factory, the project was later named Jota to potential customers. Wallace described the car as a testbed "to see what could be done to improve oiling, stabilize handling and provide overall better build quality." Although eligible for Appendix J racing, Ferruccio's strict no-racing policy meant the Jota remained as one of the huge 'what ifs?' in automotive racing history.

Only one original Miura Jota was ever made, and it was Bob Wallace's personal test car built around chassis #5084. He used it to test various ideas that would prepare the Miura for the track and improve overall performance. Having plenty of time on his hands, the Jota became evermore radical to the point were it eclipsed standard Miura performance by several degrees.

The main focus of Bob's modifications was to decrease and balance weight. This meant the car had a completely stripped interior, single window wiper, Plexiglas windows and fixed headlights. Most of weight savings came from the use of a light-gauge aluminum alloy called Avional which was used for the new body, floor pan and front spoiler. A proper weight balance was achieved by repositioning the fuel tanks into the sills and the spare tire just behind the engine. This reduction in weight, combined with the a near perfect front to rear balance, must have made the Jota handle on par with other race cars of the period.

From the outside, the new Jota was instantly recognizable from its Plexiglas headlight and aggressive front splitter used to decrease front lift. At the side were new air apertures to increase brake cooling with riveted-in ducts. The V12 received a comprehensive race treatment that used aggressive cams, an increased compression ratio of 11.5, unfiltered Weber carburetors, and a straight-through 'Megaphono' exhaust. Depending on the state of tune, 370 to 440 bhp was reached which was more than enough for the 1764 lbs (800 kgs) it propelled.

To keep everything in check, the transmission and engine cooling systems were separated and a dry sump lubrication system was installed. Power was transferred to the rear trough a close-ratio ZF differential. Soon after Wallace's modifications proved the Miura could become even more serious, customers began to request Jota-like options in their orders. Lamborghini obliged and six cars, sometimes called Miura SVJs, cosmetically mimicked the performance of Bob's original.

Unlike the original, these customer cars had some interior comforts, but kept the purposeful body modifications and engine tuning. They also had suspension, exhaust and brake cooling upgrades. One or two received dry sump lubrication and an auto blocking differential. While the customer cars didn't match the raw performance of Wallace's original, they did offer a huge improvement on an already outstanding supercar. No doubt they are now the most sought after Lamborghinis in existence.

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Old 27th September 2010, 23:59   #65
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Lamborghini is showing such enigmatic teasers that I can only hope the new V12 monster is a true successor to the Murcielago. Can't wait!
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Lamborghini is showing such enigmatic teasers that I can only hope the new V12 monster is a true successor to the Murcielago. Can't wait!
These shots are of a concept not the Jota(Yo-ta) or a Murci successor.

The next V12 will not be released until Geneva' 11, it has a carbon tub, 700hp, 1500kg, 0-60 in 2.9s, 7 speed gearbox with 50ms shifts.
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Old 28th September 2010, 20:21   #67
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Yet another enigmatic teaser!
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Here is what these teasers has been about:




Called the Sesto Elemnto, 6th sense.



That article says it's only 999 kg (2,198 pounds)!

Also this is the concept to be released on monday, Jota/next V12 will not be seen until Geneva.

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Whoa..that looks like a Reventon version of the Gallardo!! At just 999kg, I wonder what the power-to-weight ratio would be like
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Since when did lambo start making planes!!! I bet heat seeking missiles would be part of the optional equipment list....
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Apparently, this is last of the teasers!
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Hey, sesto elemento does not mean the sixth sense but the sixth element. Carbon is the 6th element in the periodic table and that its what this concept is all about.
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Hey, sesto elemento does not mean the sixth sense but the sixth element. Carbon is the 6th element in the periodic table and that its what this concept is all about.
Thanks for the correction, you have M. Night Shyamalan to blame for this bobo...
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So here it is guys, full leak of the concept being showcased at paris show. [Personal Opinion: Not a big fan, radical no doubt but its somehow doesnt have the production level flair that lambos have. But this will not be a production model, just a design and technology study. It has a very Exige-ish design with lambo mixed into it. So almost like A Reventon had a baby with an exige]

Symbolic Motor Car Company in La Jolla California: The photos are FINALLY here!


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Old 30th September 2010, 11:35   #75
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Lamborghinis are big boys toys. This one looks like a kids toy.
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