Putting the J in SVJ


J STANDS for Jota, which was a car born from bore­dom at Lam­borgh­ini. In an in­ter­view with Hem­mings, head test driver Bob Wal­lace says he had am­ple time on week­ends to play with things around the fac­tory. And in 1970, they were the Miura.

Its flawed per­for­mance in­spired the SV, which he built upon with alu­minium pan­els, a gut­ted in­te­rior, heav­ily re­worked sus­pen­sion, new aero­dy­nam­ics and a dry-sump V12 mak­ing 300kW-plus. The sin­gle Jota was crashed by a cus­tomer, but its leg­end lived on in the 1971 Miura SVJ – a small run of cars cus­tomers re­quested be built in sim­i­lar spec to the Jota.

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