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 06/29/2012: Automobile Magazine is reporting that the Cabrera is being pegged to be at Frankfurt next year and will come with a number of new features, highlighted by a drop in weight (66 pounds) that results in a new 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and an improved top speed of 203 mph. The range of the third generation Gallardo could also give birth to a number of variants in the years thereafter, including the Spyder, the Superleggera, and potentially, the Performante.