After the release of our exclusive renderings, Lamborghini has begun to leak information about the upcoming Gallardo replacement.
Last week we brought you exclusive images of what the upcoming Lamborghini Gallardo replacement could look like. And based on all of the positive responses, it appears Lamborghini is divulging a few more details about its hotly-anticipated supercar. With a concept version likely to appear at Frankfurt in September, sources are now claiming the production version will appear in the second half of next year. We'd put our money on Geneva.
The same source also claims the car, possibly to be named the Cabrera, will once again have a structure composed of carbon fiber and lightweight aluminum, which will also underpin the next generation Audi R8, itself due sometime in 2015. Lamborghini’s internal code for the new car is LP724 and it’s also somewhat longer than the Gallardo, but width and height will remain roughly the same. Along with an exterior design that only Lamborghini can pull off, the interior will also have an edgier look but with increased comfort and space, thanks to that longer wheelbase.
The car’s body will be composed of a combination of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic and aluminum panels; the total curb weight won’t exceed 3,300 lbs, which is what the all-wheel-drive Gallardo weighs. Power will come from an updated version of the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that’ll now produce close to 600 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque and will be paired to a standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch. Like the Gallardo, also expect for there to be an enthusiast rear-wheel-drive variant at some point down the road. But the bottom line is this: the Gallardo replacement will be offered with RWD, a six-speed manual and will have nearly 600 hp. Sweet glory Hallelujah!