Spy Shots: Lamborghini Jota At The Nürburgring

By John Beltz Snyder

September 21, 2010

Ahead of its possible debut in Paris, our spy photographer just sent over these images of the Murcielago-replacing Lamborghini Jota taking a test lap at the Nürburgring.

While our shooter mentions it could make around 700 horsepower from a direct-injection V-12 engine, our information suggests this car will be less powerful than its predecessor. That doesn’t mean it’ll be down on performance, though; The Jota, as it is rumored to be called, will be much lighter than the Murcielago. An aluminum space frame, and extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum throughout the car will see to maintaining a power-to-weight ratio appropriate for a high-po Lambo.

The Jota may be sourcing its four-wheel drive system from Haldex, if rumors be true.

Scroll down for the cameraman’s take on the still-mysterious Lamborghini Jota.

The successor of the mighty Lamborghini Murcielago just made its first appearance on the Nürburgring. Rumored to be dubbed Jota this car is rumored all over. Will it be in Paris? Will it have over 700 horsepower? Will it be called Jota? Well the questions are many and hopefully we will soon get answers on all of them.

The size looks about the same as on the Murcielago but this monster is expected to be much lighter and together with an even more powerful V12 with direct injection, rumors are talking figures around 700 horsepower, this one will be a hard nut to crack for the competitors. The Jota will switch to an aluminum space frame instead of the current steel tub frame. The body will take some influence both from the Reventon and the Estoque, and most body parts will be made of carbon fiber. Roof and doors will probably be made from aluminum.  Of course the Jota will be four wheel drive, and some of the rumors are talking about a new four wheel drive system that the Swedish company Haldex is developing together with Lamborghini.

Until we get all answers from Lamborghini will have to be pleased to enjoy these photos of the new MadMax……sorry….Lamborghini.