Lamborghini already started teasing the Gallardo successor , and Lambo promised us the first details on it by Christmas. But, as Lamborghini tries to keep the model a secret, we continue to scour the web to find additional details on the new supercar .
Apparently our searching was worth the effort, as today we came across some interesting details on the upcoming supercar. These details were released by the folks at Only The Best, who apparently took a trip to Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese factory, where the new supercar and the Aventador will be produced, and caught a glimpse of the new car as the production-line door opened as they left the factory.
The other detail is that this new supercar will not be called the Cabrera as we believed. Instead Lamborghini opted for a completely different name that includes "LP600-4" — an indication of the 600 horsepower developed by the 5.2-liter, V-10 engine. Now, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard that "Cabrera" will not be the official name, but this is one of the more hands-on reports that we’ve heard, given it actually happened...
The Gallardo’s replacement will be developed on the same chassis as the second-generation Audi R8 and will feature some design elements from the Miura , like the grilles across the entire rear window.
According to Only The Best, the model looks like a stumpy version of the Aventador with a rear end that is pretty similar to the V-12 supercar. The guys report that the model they saw on the factory donned Lambo’s signature Verde Ithaca paintjob.
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Gallery Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Rumors have been swirling about the upcoming Gallardo successor for quite some time now. Now, with the last Gallardo rolling from the production line, we know that the official debut is imminent. Initial details suggest that the model could be named Cabrera, but this is not the case anymore, so it is very possible to see it wearing one of the latest trademarks coming from Lamborghini: Huracan or Deimos.
The new supercar is expected to be much lighter than its predecessor and will continue to use a V-10 powerplant to drive all four wheels. Rumors suggest that the engine will be equipped with a supercharger to boost power up to 600 horsepower. Thanks to its lighter body and to the increased output, the new supercar — whatever it name ends up being — will be faster from 0 to 60 mph and will hit a higher top speed.
Stay tuned for more updates.