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Lamborghini Cabrera

Lamborghini Cabrera

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We’ve caught the upcoming Lamborghini Cabrera — the successor to the Gallardo — testing plenty of times before. Unfortunately, each time we only managed to get still shots of it.

Today, savvy YouTube user Monsterchannel24 managed to catch the upcoming supercar testing on the Nurburgring, and for the first time, you can also hear the the engine’s awesome sound — we believed this engine will be a naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V-10.

This engine will deliver somewhere in the 600-horsepower area, making the Cabrera more powerful and quicker than the current Gallardo. Rumors suggest that it will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.2 seconds and will hit a top speed of 186 mph. For comparison’s sake, the 2013 Gallardo LP550-2 hits 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph.

We expect to see the Cabrera hit the show circuit sometime next year.

Until then, enjoy this great video taken at sunset.

Click past the jump to see the some of the best screenshots from the video, some are really detailed.

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Pretty much everyone in this world has a different idea about a dream job; but everyone who visits TopSpeed probably dreamed about being “racecar driver” some day. Many of us still have that wish.

But racing is not a practical career ambition for most, so what to do?

Being a Transporter like Jason Statham might be fun, but the risk of death from a drive-by shooting is quite high. So what is a real-life supercar and track junky left to envision?

Luckily, there are many other options for how to get paid for driving fast. At least in Italy at the country’s famed supercar brands.

Being a professional test racer for Lamborghini or Ferrari is pretty close to the bulls-eye dream job for would-be racers.

Consistency and feedback on every aspect is mandatory, and hard to do. It also really helps if you grew up within walking distance of the Ferrari or Lambo compounds in Italy.

While most of us will only dream about this, Lamborghini ’s test driver Giorgio Sanna gives us a day in his life.

Sanna is Lamborghini’s chief R&D and motorsport test driver, so nothing ships without his settings and preferences applied to production cars. He must be quite busy with the Cabrera still under heavy wraps.

For a peek behind the curtain at one of the world’s coolest jobs, Lamborghini ’s driver profile video is a great piece. It shows his best talents as well as highlighting all the hard work that goes along with burning rubber professionally.

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Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Our spy photographers managed to catch the upcoming Lamborghini Cabrera out for a testing sessions around Nürburgring. Lamborghini tried to avoid the prying eye of the press by taking it out very early in the morning, but our guys were there and managed to take some of the clearest photos of the Cabrera yet.

The upcoming Cabrera — the successor for the Gallardo — is expected to be unveiled sometime in early 2014. As usual for Lambo, the Cabrera name is inspired by a famous Spanish fighting bull, and the new supercar is rumored to offer some new features and plenty of updated technology.

It will be built on the same same lightweight, carbon-fiber monocoque as the Aventador , making it lighter than the current Gallardo . Under the hood, the Cabrera will likely get a supercharged V-10 engine that produces nearly 600 horsepower.

We expect to see the Lamborghini Cabrera will be revealed in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show .

Updated 09/24/2013: The upcoming Cabrera was caught testing one more time around Nurbrugring, so we now have more spy shots for you.

Click past the jump to see the spy shots up close.

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Lamborghini Gallardo ’s successor is rumored to arrive in a concept version at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show , but it looks like the company is already testing the production version of the supercar . The car was recently caught testing in hot conditions and it’s getting pretty clear that it will get an Aventador -inspired look. From the spy shots, we gather that the prototype will have dimensions similar to the Gallardo .

The successor to the Gallardo is rumored to carry the Cabrera name, which is, of course, the name of a famed Spanish bull. The new Cabrera will bring a series of new features and will be built on the same lightweight, carbon-fiber monocoque as the Aventador, which will make it about 60 pounds lighter than the current Gallardo.

Expect the production version of the Lamborghini Cabrera to be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show . The coupe version will be followed by a a number of variants in the years thereafter, including Spyder and the Superleggera models.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Cabrera.

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Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Everybody expected Lamborghini to announce the Gallardo successor during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, instead it unveiled a pretty bland update to the current Gallardo.

No need to fret, as Lamborghini has already confirmed that the 2013 Gallardo is, in fact, the final one that will roll out of Sant’Agata. This starts the rumormill spinning in reference to the next-generation entry-level Lambo.

The next-gen Lambo will sport a carbon-fiber monocoque that will sit on a platform that is it’s expected to share with at least Audi and maybe even Porsche. Rumor has it that the most of the development will be looked after by Audi, making the Gallardo replacement — rumored to be named the Cabrera — the first Lamborghini Lamborghini to be largely designed and developed outside Italy. While it’s cool that Lambo is working closely with its sister brands, this move might disappoint the Lamborghini purist, as Lamborghini supercars have always marched to their own beat.

With the carbon-fiber construction, we can naturally expect the price of the Gallardo successor to shoot up significantly. And the issue becomes that one of the Gallardo’s selling points is its price relative to its competition. With the Gallardo, people don’t have to keep half a million dollars in the bank to buy one. If you have a relatively high income – say $500,000, or so, per year – you could pull off putting one in their garage with creative financing. If this new monocoque – as cool as it may be – pushes the Gallardo successor’s price up too high, the 458 Italia may start looking more favorable to fence-riding buyers and maybe even Gallardo enthusiasts.

Now, if Lambo comes with something super-hot that smashes the 458 Italia and costs just a little more than its closest competitor, all is forgiven and purists won’t start storming the doors of Lamborghini and Audi Audi wielding pitchforks. For now we’ll just have to wait and see. Tell us what you think of this upcoming change in the comments.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

With the Gallardo lineup winding into its final production years, everyone is antsy to get a look at the all-new Cabrera. With Lamborghini being, well, Lamborghini , it tends to play its cards very close to its chest and only the information it wants out gets out – unlike GM, which has many leaky valves.

Fortunately for us, Lamborghini has been more giving than usual, as it has released just enough information about the Cabrera to keep us interested. So far we know that Lamborghini is calling the Cabrera’s design a “revolution not an evolution,” so we can assume that the its body will be significantly different than the Gallardo. As you can see from our rendering, we anticipate it to take some of the Sesto Elemento ’s styling cues.

We have also learned that the Cabrera will be a much simpler lineup than the Gallardo, so we won’t see the laundry list of available options, as we do on the current Gallardo. We also know that the Cabrera will feature the same 5.2-liter V-10 as the Gallardo and will likely boast a supercharger to pump it up to 600, or more, horsepower.

The Cabrera will carry over the same 6-speed automated manual transmission as the Gallardo. The traditional manual transmission was axed as a possibility recently. We have also heard that it will definitely come in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is still on the table.

Add in the fact that is will feature carbon fiber body panels to drop its weight by 66 lbs and you will get a supercar that hits 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds – roughly 0.2 seconds quicker than the base Gallardo – and a 203 mph top speed.

We’ll keep an eye out for more information to make its way onto the wire, but given the history of Lamborghini, we likely have to wait until it is good and ready to drop the info.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

There’s been a lot of automotive turnaround in Lamborghini over the past year. We saw the Murcielago come to pass, followed by the arrival of the Aventador , and most recently, the upcoming concept debut of the new Lamborghini SUV . Now, details have surfaced regarding the eventual successor to the Gallardo .

Speaking to Car and Driver, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann bared the first details behind the Cabrera supercar, Lamborghini’s future "entry level" model. According to Winkelmann, the Cabrera will represent a "styling revolution" from the Gallardo, a phrase that’s definitely going to generate some serious buzz within the auto circle. In addition, the Cabrera is will also be a two-seater model with a V10 engine that’s expected to carry around 600 horsepower.

Winkelmann also mentioned that the Cabrera won’t use as much carbon fiber as the Aventador in order to shave off the price tag for the supercar. Likewise, the Cabrera will also be sharing its platform with the Volkswagen Group that includes Audi and Porsche .

With the Gallardo nearing its last legs - over 12,000 models have already been sold - it appears that the Cabrera is getting closer and closer to making its debut. When that happens, it’s going to be the latest line-up upheaval from the Italian automaker, opening up a new chapter of supercar awesomeness that only Lamborghini can provide.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

When initial rumors about the next Lamborghini Gallardo , or Cabrera as it is supposed to be named, surfaced online, it was reported to carry a turbocharged engine with an output of about 600 HP. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In a recent interview, Lamborghini boss, Stephan Winkelmann, stated that it was unlikely that the company would turn to turbocharging this decade, but that it may happen at some point.

"For this decade, I don’t see it happening in the super sport car business – although I would also caution against saying it could never happen. The future can take its own path when fuel regulations are involved. All I will say is that any development along those lines must be consistent with the DNA of Lamborghini."

On that same token, Audi - who shares the Gallardo platform with the R8 sports car - has stated that a turbocharged engine option might appear by the end of the decade. Will Lamborghini Lamborghini allow Audi to throw the first punch when their car wouldn’t exist without the Gallardo platform? Guess we’ll find out when the Cabrera makes its world debut in two years.

Source: AutoCar
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Lamborghini skipped the Detroit Auto Show in terms of any major reveals, but the Geneva Motor Show is going to be a whole different story. The company is planning on unveiling two major vehicles at the show, one of them being the highly anticipated Roadster version of the Lamborghini Aventador and a mysterious second model.

TeamSpeed has a few thoughts on what this mystery model may be. The first is a production version of the Sesto Elemento which we’ve all been waiting for since the concept was revealed in 2010. A second possibility is that Lamborghini could be presenting a concept version of the company’s replacement for the current Gallardo , a model currently known as the Cabrera .

Another possibility is that Lamborghini has finally decided on that third model they’ve been going back and forth on for way too long. President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, has stated in the past that a final on either the Lamborghini SUV or the Estoque will be made in early 2012, so this option seems to be the most plausible. If the decision is made, then we’ll more than likely see a concept version of it soon.

Check back with us soon for more details on the mystery model!

Source: TeamSpeed

If the suspense surrounding the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show wasn’t feverish enough, Lamborghini has decided to stoke the fire to a smoldering blaze with the release of a mysterious teaser. The image doesn’t do a whole lot to make our imaginations go crazy so the speculation behind what supercar this is going to be is anybody’s guess.

Based on what we know, there are plenty of guesses as to what car we’ll be seeing hit the show floor. It could be the roadster version of the Aventador . It could be the production version of the Sesto Elemento . Heck, it could even be the new Cabrera , the eventual successor to the Gallardo . Okay, that last one is a bit of a stretch, but who knows?

Then again, it could still end up being a totally new model that we’ve never heard of before. We’d love to make an educated guess, but with the words ’Lamborghini - Racing Towards Frankfurt’ being are only clue, our guess will probably be as good as anyone else’s.

What we do know is that Lamborghini’s going to make Frankfurt a whole lot more interesting. And on that alone, we already can’t wait for September.


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