• Apr 8, 2010
2011 Lamborghini Jota – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nine years ago the Lamborghini Murcielago replaced the Diablo as the marque's biggest bull, and in the automotive world – even in the rarified supercar realm – that's a lifetime and a half. Given the Murcie's age and the planet's ever-tightening emissions standards, it should come as no surprised that Lamborghini is hard at work on the Murcielago's successor. And along with a new name, the Jota will pack more power, less weight and a range of high-tech appointments.

Although the camouflage doesn't divulge much in the way of the Jota's exterior, expect certain elements of the Reventon to carry over to the largest Lambo. However, we suspect that advanced aerodynamics (and likely some active elements) will find their way onto the Jota, toning down Lamborghini's patented extreme styling (think McLaren MP4-12C with more creases and LEDs).

More important than the exterior (or the interior, which will reportedly ditch the offset driving position), is the all-new V12 nestled amidships. Early reports indicate that the new 7.0-liter V12 will put out over 700 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque to a new seven-speed automated manual transmission, with a sequential 'box with the same number of ratios available as an option. Lamborghini has apparently deemed the use of a dual-clutch tranny to be too much of a hastle, and as reported previously, a traditional gated manual won't find its way into future Lambos.

With a curb weight of around 3,300 pounds, it's safe to assume that the carbon fiber chassis Jota will be able to break the 60 mph mark in around three seconds, hit 100 mph in around six ticks and top out at 220 mph. In keeping with recent tradition, all-wheel drive will be standard – this time an adaption of Audi's Quattro system – complete with a new torque-vectoring differential measuring power to the rear wheels.

Considering the current pace of development and Lamborghini's penchant for unveiling a new model at every major auto show, the Jota should make its debut later this year at the Paris Motor Show or sometime in early 2011, with sales beginning in the middle of next year.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not feeling the "Jota" name. The shape looks nice so far, I mean based what i can see with the camo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i never cared for the Murcielago. but now this i am interested in (well looking at never affording).
      • 4 Years Ago
      AWESOME!!! Dumb name but awesome car. Love how in todays world lambo didn't shy away from the horsepower! They upped it! Should be amazingly fast and I can't wait to see who steps up to challenge this car. Pretty sure when it comes out there won't be a production car that will go as fast(excluding konigseggs and ultra rare cars).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who cares.. they all look the same..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is the rear wheel bigger than the front whell? It kind of looks like it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, nobody seems to notice that these are actually "spy shots" of the scale model lol
      Just look on the folding accuracy of the car pieces. ...my eng not so good, sorry :( ...
      And hth did he managed to do photos all around of the car (also wierd background...)
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, it's a real car. The background has been chopped out and replaced with a gray gradient. Different angles? Well the car was likely at a track, and the person taking pictures was somewhere stationed in the middle of the track and able to get multiple angles of the car this way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      some pretty large overhangs goin on there... im gonna withhold my judgment until i see it finished though
      • 4 Years Ago
      No dual clutch? Isn't that mentality a bit 2009?
        • 4 Years Ago
        They couldnt wait to try their new toy. They used what was left in the spare part bin and beefed it up a bit. My guess is they'll have a new tranny in a couple years in a LP9000 superleggera SV (insert exotic bull name here) variant.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Yum :D Hearkens back to the Diablo days I miss!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      AWD is not keeping with tradition...
      • 4 Years Ago
      You could put a child through those side scoops!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like it is wide body and the wheels looks different size front to back. Should be nice and evil.
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