A few days ago, Lamborghini invited you to listen to the engine sound of the Gallardo ’s successor. Now the real teasing begins with the first episode of a series that will reveal, step by step, the upcoming supercar, which is most commonly known as the Cabrera .
The only problem is that the first video says nearly nothing about the car. Called "The Plan," it features three guys that plan to embark on a "secret mission:" get from London to Lamborghini’s plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and be the first ones to see "the new creature car." We’re just hoping that the next episode will provide more info about the car and less about the three guys and one girlfriend.
Lamborghini promised that the first details on the new Cabrera will be released before Christmas, but before that check out www.hexagonproject.com for more details and updates on the car.
Toreros come and go, as do the bulls they fight. The Lamborghini Gallardo has retired from the arena after almost a decade in production, and now the Lamborghini Cabrera, or whatever the final production name ends up being, is next in line to replace the best-sold Lamborghini to date. Spy shots of the upcoming bull are all over the Internet, and now, for the first time, an Italian magazine has published what could be photos of the production Cabrera.
Although we can’t confirm these to be of the actual supercar , the designers are worthy of praise for giving us a glimpse of what could be the next Lamborghini model in the December issue of Quattroruote magazine. If these images are just digital renders, then the artists deserve loads of credit.
With these supposedly leaked images of the Cabrera wearing a Aventador -esque dress in yellow hue, you do get a sense of a baby Aventador — just like all of the rumors are claiming this new model will be.
The sleek headlamp cluster has twin luminous strips in a "V" shape, The front bumper, with its large twin air-intakes, are also something you would expect on a Lamborghini .
From the side, the subtle similarities with the Aventador are more evident. Towards the rear, the horizontal taillight cluster and the unbroken mesh grille under it have been carried over from the past model, albeit with redesigned, contemporary look.
These images certainly look the part of real leaks, but with so many spot-on renderings circulating the Internet, we cannot say if these are real or not.
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What does this mean? Well, visitors can push the ignition button from the screen to hear the revs of the supercar’s new engine. Lamborghini said nothing about it, but rumors suggest it will be a considerably improved version of the current V-10 engine with its output nearing the 600-horsepower range.
Our only question is why the microsite is called "Hexagon Project" when most people expect the new supercar to be called Cabrera ? Could it because we are maybe not listening to the Gallardo’s successor, but just another special based on the Aventador — a model that features lots of hexagonal lines? We can’t tell for sure, but considering the Cabrera is the only model that Lamborghini is currently testing, to our knowledge, we tend to believe that this is the first teaser for the Gallardo successor.
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Let’s take a little break from the auto show debuts for a second and focus on the latest spy shots of the upcoming Lamborghini Cabrera . Our spy shooters managed to catch the new Cabrera sitting in a parking lot. and as you can see, it has finally rid itself of that nasty black camouflage. Now all that obscures our view of it is that psychedelic camouflage, which does little to hide all the sexy details of this new Lambo.
We expect Lamborghini to reveal the new Cabrera at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show , and it will offer some major updates when compared to the Gallardo — the model it will replace.
On top of being lighter than the Gallardo , it will also carry a revised V-10 engine that we expect to deliver around 600 horsepower.
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 in its base version. More powerful variants will also come at a later date, pushing it past the 200 mph barrier.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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All good things must come to an end, so the Gallardo is packing things up and moving out of Lamborghini’s top spot to make room for a brand new baby. The Italian brand has yet to confirm the name of the future supercar, but convincing data is calling it the Cabrera, a likely possibility considering the Cabrera is the name of a famous Spanish fighting bull. The new Cabrera is expected to make its debut in 2013 and should follow the same evolutionary path as the Aventador , meaning fiercer lines and a more powerful engine.
The future Cabrera will be made from a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque, the same used on the new Aventador. This will decrease the weight of the future supercar making it easier for the supercharged V10 the Cabrera will feature. This V10 engine is the same one found in the Gallardo, but it has been given a supercharger to crank the 552 HP up to 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. 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.
UPDATE 06/14/2013: Today we have created a new rendering for you for the upcoming Gallardo - also known as the Cabrera. Click past the jump to learn more it.
Update 11/21/2013: Our spy photographers recently caught the Cabrera without all of its heavy cladding on, and just with light camouflage on. See the images after the jump.
Update 11/26/2013: Lamborghini has released a teaser image and a new microsite that we believe is for the upcoming Cabrera. You can see the microsite here and see the teaser after the jump.
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 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 wielding pitchforks. For now we’ll just have to wait and see. Tell us what you think of this upcoming change in the comments.