Celebrating 50 years of 350 GT
Techno Classica Essen is going on as we speak at Messe Essen in Germany. It provides a bit of every little thing — a sort of vehicle and motorbike present mixed with a swap meet and a club meeting. And Lamborghini is there displaying its lovely 1964 350 GT and a 1981 Jalpa.
The Lamborghini 350 GT was the 1st mass-made vehicle from the firm, designed following a handful of prototypes named the 350 GTV. Released in 1964, it’s celebrating 50 years in 2014. The 350GT featured a 3.5-liter V12, engineered by Giotto Bizzarrini, making 280 hp. It was good for an impressive top speed — for the time — of 155 mph.
It also featured 4-wheel independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes. Some had a self-locking differential. Only 120 examples had been created the last couple of housed a 4.-liter motor with the same volume of power but more torque. Carrozzeria Touring also made 2 Spyders known as 350 GTS.
The Lamborghini Jalpa was developed from 1981 to 1988. It was conceived underneath the watchful eyes of the Mimran brothers, who took more than the company during its bankruptcy in 1981. The Jalpa was based mostly on the earlier Silhouette, and it was outfitted with a 255 hp 3.5-liter V8. It was a business success and sold far more than 420 units. The vehicle on show at Essen is the final to depart the production line in 1988 and bears Ferruccio Lamborghini’s signature on the glovebox.
The company’s stand will also function information about authorized Lamborghini Workshops, which specialize in servicing the classic Bulls. Lambo says owners can log on and seem at catalogs of each and every model produced, which facilitates ordering of spare components. If a component is not obtainable, the company can make it from its authentic blueprints.
Lamborghini will be at Essen today, Saturday and Sunday, so if you come about to be near Norbertstrasse — that is a street — quit on in. It could be the only time you’ll see some of these unusual machines in individual.
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