The Lamborghini Jalpa was produced between 1981 and 1988, and was the most popular Lamborghini level until Gallardo’s arrival in the early 2000s.
They don’t get nearly as much attention then, either, but compared to the rarer and even lesser-known Urraco and Silhouette,
The Bertone-designed Jalpa is very much an evolution of the earlier Silhouette, incorporating the Silhouette’s transverse mid-engine design and its ultra-angular profile.
Additionally, Lamborghini offered the Jalpa exclusively as a targa-roofed model, unlike the Countach, which never officially had its roof chopped from the factory.
Lamborghini Jalpa was compare to Ferrari at the time, the Jalpa was still very small player in the global auto market, though Jalpa production run of just 410 units reinforces.
Lamborghini Jalpa Quick Facts
- First year of production: 1981
- Last year of production: 1988
- Original price: $58,000 (1987)
- One of the few mid-engine V-8 Lamborghinis
- The most popular entry-level Lamborghini until the Gallardo
- Looks great, but upkeep might break you and your wallet
Gallery of Lamborghini Jalpa