Lamborghini Jota Superleggera spied on the Nürburgring [UPDATE - 12 new photos]

Lamborghini Jota Superleggera prototype at Nurburgring spy photo 21.09.2010
Lamborghini Jota Superleggera prototype at Nurburgring spy photo 21.09.2010 / Copyright: SB-Medien

Two prototypes - one with a spoiler and one without - could the spoiler clad variant be a Superleggera?

Two Lamborghini Jota prototypes were spotted near the Nürburgring circuit. One with a rear spoiler and one without.

The one with the spoiler is likely the Superleggera variant as the moniker was spotted by our spy photographers on some of the car's equipment.

Although this is test week at Nürburgring, these two Lambo prototypes are already being loaded on trucks and sent home to Italy. Maybe there's more work to be done before the Jota replaces the Murcielago. But we've already seen shots of both hot-weather and winter testing of Jota, so perhaps its introduction will be sooner than it appears.

From what we know, the Jota will stand a little lower than the Murcielago and weight less too given its make-up of an aluminum space frame and carbon fiber body components.

Powering the Jota will be a direct-injection V12 of around 700 horsepower hooked up to a Haldex all-wheel drive system. Design cues will be borrowed from the Estoque and Reventon.

[UPDATE] A third prototype was spotted on the Nürburgring later the same day with a Gallardo chase vehicle. 12 photos added to article.

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seif roushdy seif roushdy
its quite obviously a electronic spoiler if u look closely at the other pics u'll see an outline of it!
Sep 27th, 2010 10:37pm
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LaFerrari LaFerrari
Tomorrow is the big day... I hope one of the US Lambo dealers will be brave enough to leaks some pics or at least info about the 2 new models ! Although, I'm quite sure it's Murci replacement and Estoque production version.
Sep 23rd, 2010 1:45am
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Antichrist Antichrist
Meh, first proper ugly Lamborghini in my opinion, really, what were they thinking? Yes, it's a prototype but still, it's ugly, although it might get prettier in the future with proper paintjob etc.
Sep 22nd, 2010 7:14pm
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kimbo kimbo
I think WCF is wrong. It's either retracable spoiler or just 2 spoiler versions to choose from, just like on the Murcielago SV.
Sep 22nd, 2010 5:02pm
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tsiebrand tsiebrand
I can only see one car. It´s always the same registration and the tapes are exactly the same, same yellow spots shining through. I believe it´s just a retractable spoiler.
Sep 22nd, 2010 3:02pm
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I believed the so-called Jota Superleggera is the future high-end version... the SuperVeloce (SV). I will reserved my comments until this car is (or may be) unveiled at Paris.
Sep 22nd, 2010 1:17pm
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BackInTheRealWorld BackInTheRealWorld
Lamborghini said that its V12 would die with its last glorious Murcielago, the LP570-4 SV. This Jota will replace the larger lambo, but i think emissions levels will dictate a cleaner burning but hardly smaller V10, as used by the R8 V10.
Sep 22nd, 2010 8:02am
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DearS DearS
It looks like it was design in 1989, and it looks like a big boat. Of course it will be fast, but will it be a drivers car? Again, I can't afford one, and Ive only seen like one Diablo and one Murcielago in my life.
Sep 22nd, 2010 6:54am
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andrewB andrewB
Both cars are due for replacement about now. I think the pictures we are seeing with the teasers are a mix of both cars or just the gallardo replacement since its only got ten air vents
Sep 22nd, 2010 3:23am
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kimbo kimbo
nope, there is too much carbon fibre for being a gallardo replacement. It's the new Murcielago.
Sep 22nd, 2010 5:00pm
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You can see that they are working on a model with retractable spoiler. This is not the Superleggera.
Sep 22nd, 2010 1:43am
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Francois Francois
How do they know it's a Superleggera model??? Because it has a rear spoiler!! Ridiculous. Lamborghini engineers probably tested various aerodynamic solutions and journalist suddenly creates the story. If it is a Murcielago replacement, as usual lightweight version will be released after couple of years of production. Hope Lamborghini won't call it after Gallardo and stick to SV name.
Sep 21st, 2010 10:50pm
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eddie eddie
Lamborghini makes some insane awesome cars!
Sep 21st, 2010 9:44pm
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Bonganie Bonganie
waiting anxiously for the release, I hope they dont dissapoint like many at vw do!
Sep 21st, 2010 9:39pm
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abughaleb abughaleb
The latest teaser image from lambo had a red steering wheel, and a triangle in the window. Thia one has the triangle in the window, could it be this one.
Sep 21st, 2010 9:06pm
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bone91 bone91
so does this mean that we will be seeing an all new lambo lineup this coming paris motor show?
Sep 21st, 2010 8:43pm
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chris25 chris25
This car is for DEATH RACE missing some machine guns & bombs.
Sep 21st, 2010 8:42pm
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Already? So Jota and Jota Superleggra?
Sep 21st, 2010 7:23pm
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anad444 anad444
is this the samwe which will showcase in paris motor show...???
Sep 21st, 2010 6:34pm
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