While The Lamborghini SV helped to sensationalize the brand, with 150 produced from 1971-1972, the Jota Legacy sparked interest from the company’s wealthiest clients.
Inevitably, there were a handful of clients who requested that Lamborghini build them a Jota, but the company could not justify the investment in manpower for such an amount.
Hurt feelings were slightly quelled and broken hearts set racing when Lamborghini began producing a very special Jota-inspired SV/J, of which three types were constructed.
The most significant of the SV/J models were either built from scratch or rebuilt at the factory to SV/J specification between December 1971 and April 1973. Only two genuine SV/J models were built from scratch, with the remaining three converted from stock SV’s.
The comprehensive SV/J specification was about 60% more than a stock Miura SV. Specs included engines capable of producing 405-415 horsepower with considerable inlet ports, a balanced crankshaft.
The SV/J was aesthetically pleasing with its close attention to Jota-esque attributes. The interiors of both models were strikingly similar, with racing harnesses and fire extinguishers almost always fitted.
Any fans out there one of the 5 proud owners of a Lamborghini SV/J? Equal bragging rights go out to the Jota Legacy and original SV owners. Owning your own, or indulging in the occasional Lamborghini rental, it is a brand that has been fueling exotic car passion for decades.
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