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Even Valentino Balboni Was Impressed By The Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR


There is only one Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR in existence, so it’s no surprise it attracted a huge amount of interest during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The Miura Jota SVR is chassis #3781 and started out life as a 1968 S painted in light green.

The car was purchased by a German named Heinz Steber a few years after rolling off the production line but sadly, was crashed on the way to the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata, Italy on the way for a service. Rather than simply repairing the car, Steber asked them to turn it into one inspired by the original Miura Jota.

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There was only a single original Jota built by the car manufacturer that, shortly after being sold in 1972, was crashed and destroyed by a fire. A number of customers asked for Jota-inspired modifications to be made to their Miuras but, for Steber, that wasn’t enough.

Road and Track says that he showed up at the factory wanting his car to be converted into the exact same spec as the original Jota, but Lamborghini refused. Shortly afterwards, Steber sourced various parts for his dream Miura, including Porsche 917 brakes, a Koni suspension and BBS wheels, and returned to Lamborghini with a lot of money, the parts in hand, and made his request once again. Eight months later, the Jota SVR was completed.

During Monterey Car Week, the car was showcased in all its glory, and in this video from Lamborghini head of design Mitja Borkert, even Valentino Balboni seems impressed by it. High praise indeed, coming from the legendary tester himself.


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