Lamborghini Jota sports some new wheels on the Nurburgring
We thought the winding road of the Lamborghini Jota, or whatever it will end up being called, was finally over when Lamborghini announced that the car would debut in Paris. Much to our disappointment, the Jota did not show itself at the French show, leaving us with a longer wait than we had originally anticipated.
Now here we are again, battling to find out more information on the successor for the Murcielago, and tapping our feet for the final debut of the supercar. This new spy shot reveals a new set of camouflaged wheels (19” for the front and 20” for the rear) being tested by Bosch Automotive engineers. The shot was taken on the Nurburgring where Bosch was running extensive tests on the wheels for the brake setup.
From what we know of the 2012 Lamborghini Jota, it will be powered by a 7.0L V12 engine producing more than 700bhp and 700Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to a seven-speed, paddleshift automated manual gearbox. This combination will allow the Jota to make the 0-60mph sprint in about three seconds while top speed will be in the 225mph area. The new supercar will weigh in at about 300lbs less than the Murcielago thanks to the extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber.
We have plenty of details on the Lamborghini Jota, but we would love an official confirmation, as well as the debut already. Plus we would be ecstatic if we found out what this thing was going to be called.