The birth of Ferrari 308 GTSi

Diluted sales led to Lamborghini declared bankruptcy in 1980, entered the liquidation process, the brothers took over by the Mimran Lamborghini has been reorganized, the new company was established in 1981. In the same year the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini brought Silhouette evolution version of Jalpa, the latter's name comes from a well-known bullfighting varieties. Jalpa is still a two-seater Targa semi-roadster, but Bertone surgeon for its design of a new shape, the introduction of the car symbolizes the Lamborghini entered a new era. Jalpa power system equipped with a 3.5-liter V8 engine fit golf mk4 coil springs struts, maximum power of 255 horsepower, matching 5-speed manual gearbox, 0-100km / h acceleration time of 6.0 seconds, the maximum speed of 234km / h. At the same time, better handling and driving comfort, so Jalpa more suitable for everyday driving. As the last Lamborghini V8 sports car, Jalpa in 1981 to 1988 period, sold a total of 410, sales performance far ahead of the Silhouette, but compared with rival Ferrari 308/328 GTS fit mk2 golf suspension kit, there are quite Big gap. In 1980, Ferrari 308 GTSi replaced the previous 308 GTS, the name of the new car "i" represents the use of fuel injection system before replacing the carburetor. However, in order to meet the requirements of anti-pollution regulations, 308 GTSi 2.9L V8 engine maximum power reduced to 214 hp. From 1980 to 1983, Ferrari 308 GTSi produced a total of 1749 vehicles. 1982 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari has launched the 308 GTS Quattrovalvole, the name of the Quattrovalvole four-valve per cylinder fit mk2 golf shock absorbers, compared with the 308 GTSi, the maximum power to 240 horsepower, this model in 1982 to 1985 during the total production of the 3042 vehicles.