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    Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR

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    From that again it kinda looks like the car is wearing Mickey Mouse ears...still, I think I need to go change my underpants.
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    I think that the original Jota was wrecked. Is this a replica?

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    Miura SVJ
    The Miura Jota was a personal toy project of Development Driver Bob Wallace. The car was use to test new ideas that would eventually find their way into the production Miura SV's. Only one was built but the car was so powerful that special customers began to request their own versions after the original was eventually sold and destroyed in an accident. The SVJ's built by the factory were not exact copies of the Jota, though many had performance upgrades and carried many of the visual details of the Jota. Only 5 SVJ's were built during the production of the Miura and can rightly be called "factory SVJ's."


    Miura SVR
    The Lamborghini Miura SVR "Jota" has an interesting history behind it. The "Jota" badges on the rear spoiler are misleading in that this particular car is not the Lamborghini Jota of 1970, but instead was another unique Miura conversion made for the German Lamborghini importer Herbert Hahne by Lamborghini in 1975-76.

    The original Jota was developed in 1970 by Lamborghini engineer Bob Wallace as an experiment in turning the Miura roadcar into a racecar. It had an uprated engine, reworked suspension, a lightweight body and a full race specification interior including an integral rollcage. The most distinctive change to the car was it's nose, which lost the large reclined "pop-up" headlights of the original Miura and instead had recessed "fingernail" style headlights under perspex covers. The Jota was never raced, and was sold in 1971 during a financial crisis at Lamborghini (which occurred often in the 1970s for the troubled Italian supercar company). This unique Lamborghini was unfortunately written off by the new owners mechanic, reportedly while trying to impress his girlfriend in it. Five look alike "Jotas", called Miura SVJs were made, none of which were as extensively modified as the Jota, but which shared it's distinctive style. One went to the Shah of Iran, and was later sold in 1997 (for a then world record for a Lamborghini price of $493,000) to actor Nicholas Cage after the Government of Iran decided to sell off the deposed Shah's car collection.

    This particular car was built up over the winter of 1975-76 for the German Lamborghini importer Hubert Hahne by the Lamborghini factory. It was originally a green 1968 Miura P400 S, but changes made included the Jota/SVJ style nose, extra cooling ducts/vents on the bonnet, wings and at the rear, the removal of some of the decorative trim (most notably the fins at the trailing edge of the doors), and the fitment of the latest Pirelli P7 low profile tires on BBS wheels with knock off central wheel nuts, requiring widened wheel arches to fit. The roof mounted spoiler was influenced by the special Lamborghini Countach LP400 built for favoured customer Walter Wolf (a wealthy Austrian/Canadian with his own F1 team, who had a particular fondness for modified Lamborghinis) and was unique to this car. Engine changes to this car brought the power up to 400bhp, less than the 420bhp of the Jota and the SVJ, but more than the Miura SV which produced 385bhp in standard tune.
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    Miura SVR #2

    Lamborghini Polo Storico restores the iconic Miura SVR

    Sant’Agata Bolognese/Nakayama (Japan), 21 June 2018 – Lamborghini Polo Storico has completed restoration of one of the most famous Miuras ever built: the Miura SVR. On the occasion of its delivery, the car was also exhibited at Japan’s Nakayama Circuit.

    As is well-documented, only 763 Lamborghini Miuras were produced, between 1966 and 1972, at the company’s plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The number of Miuras built outside of Sant’Agata, however, is much greater, as numerous model car manufacturers have created a scale version of what is one of the most iconic vehicles in automobile history.

    Among these was Japan’s Kyosho, which produced 1:18 scale models of both the Lamborghini Miura SV and Miura SVR. The Kyosho SVR, in particular, has achieved legendary status among collectors, since it depicts one of the most astonishing Lamborghinis ever built, the Miura SVR: a race car evolution of the fabled Jota developed by Lamborghini test driver Bob Wallace, which was even featured in the Japanese manga “Circuit Wolf”.

    After Wallace’s Jota was lost in an accident, incessant customer demand in the following years led Automobili Lamborghini to build a few Miura SVJ models and - remarkably - a single Miura SVR. The latter was eventually sold in Japan, where it served as the “model” for both the vehicle used in the comic book and the Kyosho toy version. The car is the Miura SVR chassis number #3781, which has been returned to its former splendor by the Polo Storico specialists, and exhibited during an event organized in its honor at Nakayama Circuit in Japan.

    The Miura with chassis number #3781, engine number 2511 and body number 383 was born as an S version painted in trademark Verde Miura with black interior. It was originally delivered to the Lamborauto dealership in Turin, Italy, on 30 November 1968, following its display at the 50th Turin Motor Show.

    After changing hands eight times in Italy, the vehicle was bought in 1974 by German Heinz Straber, who took it back to Sant’Agata in order to have it transformed in an SVR - a job that required 18 months of work. In 1976 the car was sold to Hiromitsu Ito and made its way to Japan, where it caused quite a sensation, including the inspiration for the Circuit Wolf” comic book series.

    The vehicle’s legend was further cemented when it was chosen by Kyosho as the base for its renowned scale model, whose lines and colors made this SVR an indelible part of toy car lore.

    Paolo Gabrielli, Lamborghini Head of After Sales and Director of the Polo Storico, said: “The full restoration took 19 months and required a different approach to the way we normally work. The original production sheet wasn’t of much help, as we relied mostly on the specifications from the 1974 modifications. The challenge for the Polo Storico team was even more daunting as the car arrived in Sant’Agata in pieces, although the parts were all there, and with considerable modifications. The only variations on the original specifications were the addition of 4-point safety belts, more supportive seats and a removable roll bar. These were expressly requested by the customer and are intended to improve safety during the car’s racetrack exhibitions.”
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