Lamborghini Jalpa Gets Supercharged LS1, Pulls 10-second Quarter Mile

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Built from 1981 through 1988, the Lamborghini Jalpa was the company’s more affordable sportscar. Cheaper than a Countach, the Jalpa was sold with a 3.5-liter double overhead camshaft V8 engine that sent 255 hp to the wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.
Far from being outrageous in today’s standards, but still a fast and attractive sportscar that was able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about six seconds and complete a quarter mile in 15.4 seconds at 92 miles per hour (148 km/h).

Although many would rather have on in tip-top condition with as many original parts as possible, one Australian owner decided to throw a 346 cubic inch GM LS1 engine and a Magnuson supercharger under the hood.

With more than 500 horsepower at its disposal, this restomod Jalpa needs 10.6 seconds to complete a quarter mile and crosses the 1320 line at 130.8 mph (210.5 km/h). Not bad, huh?

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