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It's no secret that Lamborghini is working hard to get its Murcielago replacement, the Jota, out the door. We've already caught sight of heavily camouflaged prototypes in testing, and it appears that the highly anticipated supercar is on the move again, this time on public roads.
When the Jota launches in 2011, it will have some relatively big shoes to fill, but Lamborghini is definitely prepared to do battle with the next generation of supercars. The Jota will be lighter, more powerful and more high-tech than the outgoing Murcielago – curb weight is estimated to be around 3,300 pounds, and a new 7.0-liter V12 is in the works, rumored to produce over 700 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque. Seven-speed transmissions, in both automated manual and sequential styles will be on hand, helping the Jota storm to 60 mph in just three seconds, on its way up to a top speed of 220 mph.

When will we see the production-ready Jota? Mum's the word on that one, but don't be surprised if it makes an early appearance at the Paris Motor Show later this year, with the first sales being made in mid-2011.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Very interesting to see which way they will go with the styling of this car. It's clearly following the footsteps of the Murcielago, but I get the feeling that Lambo will find a way to keep the whole idea fresh.

      I still think the Muira was their best looking design, but with each new car they come up with something different.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just what I need for a Sunday drive :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the difference between an automated manual and a sequential shift is....

      (did I miss something?)
      • 5 Years Ago
      About time to trade in the Murcielago
      • 5 Years Ago
      holy crap that's awesome
      • 5 Years Ago
      I mean, most people don't own a Murcielago, so not that many people care if its much of an improvement.

      They could literally release the exact same Murcielago with a different name, and it would still be the fastest, most high-performance car most people here will ever get the chance to drive......

        • 5 Years Ago
        I mean what's your point? O.o
      • 5 Years Ago
      Time to trade in the Murcielago? Dont suppose you want to just pass it off as a hand me down to myself?

      • 5 Years Ago
      Let the countdown begin for the comments "Joto is Spanish slang for gay man, so is this car named after gay females??"
        • 5 Years Ago
        Countdowns go the other way......
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought "J. Santiago" was Spanish slang for gay man.
        • 5 Years Ago
        feminine noun
        1. = lively folk song and dance, originally from Aragon
        2. (informal)

        * no entender ni jota (de) -> not to understand a word (of) (no comprender)
        * no saber ni jota de algo -> not to know the first thing about something
        * no ver ni jota -> to be as blind as a bat; (por mala vista) not to be able to see a thing (por oscuridad) .

        Jota has been in Lamborghini's cars for quite awhile for those that does not know.

        • 5 Years Ago
        "Hot girl-on-girl action"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I cant wait to see video's of the new 7.0L V12 in full song. And I'm not sure if there is any other motor that large producing 100 hp/liter without resorting to turbo's. I'm also hoping to be lucky enough to even see one lol, only seen one Murcielago sorta up close and he was doing about 120km/h so it dosent really count.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I can think of a car that puts out 100hp/L NA: the Honda S2000. It certainly didn't put out as much torque though. By the way 100Nm/L isn't all that impressive. 100 ftlb/L though...
        • 5 Years Ago
        the 7.3l AMG engine from the Zonda doesn't produce more than 100hp/l, but it makes more than 100NM torque/l , that's something from a NA engine.
        • 5 Years Ago
        well, there's the 599 GTO with 670 hp out of 6 liters..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Aston Martin one-77 is aming to get 700HP out of 6L.
        So yes, a 7L engine putting more then 100HP/L is hard to find, however, there are smaller NA engines in the same power range.
        The targets were a power output of no less than 700bhp with a 10 per cent reduction in engine mass. Incredibly, the Aston Martin and Cosworth engineers achieved a mass reduction of some 25 per cent, and although we’ve yet to complete the final engine calibration work, I’m confident we’ll see in excess of 700bhp.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I knew of the S2000 but like I stated, I was talking about a much larger displacement 700hp out of 7L is bloody impressive.
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