1981 / 1988
Following the consecutive failures of the Urraco and Silhouette, Lamborghini stopped producing V8 sports cars in 1978. In 1981, the company changed buyers once again. Patrick Mimram, the new boss, took his turn at trying out the V8, using the Silhouette’s P118 chassis. The P118/B, aka Jalpa, will have to face up to the curse that seems to strike the bull’s-eye V8s… The design was once again entrusted to Bertone, and the very similar lines did not betray the filiation. The Jalpa is also a 2-seater coupé with a central rear engine and removable roof, a formula that has made Ferrari’s 308 GTS and Porsche’s 911 Targa such commercial successes.