There’s a land in Italy where the culture of sports car blossomed many years ago. It is back in the 50’s when mechanics and forward-looking car builders gathered with a strong vision and bond for engineering, speed and dynamism. In this territory, the grand fathers of the italian car culture were born. Between Modena, Turin and Milan, Companies like Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini created the myth of driving in 4-wheeled monsters. The mystery of this ability is so profound to us as the “Italian Bermuda Triangle”.
Around Modena, this sensitiveness is still lives and grows, passing from experienced old men to young passionate mechanics. and still they are constructed, restored and profoundly loved. We had the chance to visit one secret laboratory around Modena where different astonishing pieces are on hold, waiting to be brought to life again.
The Jarama was now built on a shortened version of the same platform as the Espada. Even though the Jarama was heavier than the Islero, it had the same top speed. Two different models were made, the original GT (1970–1973) model having 350 bhp (260 kW) V12, and the GTS (also known as Jarama S) (1972–1976) with its output upped to 365 bhp (272 kW). Also, with the GTS there were a few minor body modifications, redesigned interior dashboard, power assisted steering, removable roof panels, and an automatic transmission became available as options. A total of 328 Jaramas were built.
Ferruccio Lamborghini’s personal Jarama GTS is on display at the official Lamborghini museum at the company’s factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.
It is easy to confuse the Iso Lele and the Lamborghini Jarama as their external design is largely the same, as both were designed by Marcello Gandini.
The Lamborghini Islero is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1968 and 1969. It was the replacement for the 400GT and featured the Lamborghini V12 engine. The car debuted at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show. The Islero (Italian pronunciation: [izˈlɛːro], Spanish: [i(z)ˈleɾo]) was named after a Miura bull that killed matador Manuel Rodriguez “Manolete” on August 28, 1947 (Lamborghini also produced a car named the Miura, from 1966 to 1973).