Back in 2003, Lamborghini was unveiling the Gallardo supercar, a model that would soon become the most produced model to date. Now, eight years later, Lamborghini is introducing the world to the Murcielago replacement - the Aventador - and making plans for the model set to replace that ever-so-popular Gallardo . That replacement is already rumored to be called the Cabrera and we have learned may feature a supercharged V10 engine that will deliver 600 HP.
With the task of taking on Ferrari’s current 458 Italia , the Lamborghini Cabrera will surely need the 600 powerful bulls charging under the hood. The Gallardo already comes packing a V10 engine with 552 HP, so getting a supercharger in there and bumping that up to 600 HP should be a simple task for Lamborghini to undertake. Next to this killer power output, the Cabrera will also feature carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts that will help to reduce the car’s total weight. Four wheel drive is also still being considered.
Expect the new Lamborghini Cabrera to show up sometime next year, just in time for the 2013 model year.
gallery: Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4