As you know, Lamborghini is preparing a new supercar to replace the current Murcielago. Internally known as the "New V12", the future supercar will go on sale next year and will be priced at around $450k.

The supercar will be built on a new carbonfibre chassis and will be powered by a new 7.0-liter V12 engine, rumored to deliver between 700-720bhp. With a weight of less than 1500 kilos, the New V12 will have a power-to-weight ratio of around 470bhp per ton. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 3 seconds, while top speed will go to 225 mph.

The engine will be mated to a seven-speed paddle-shift robotized manual transmission as standard with the option of a sequential seven-speed unit.

But despite all the mechanical changes, the next supercar will still be recognized as a Lamborghini: "We’re not going to throw away our design DNA just to make a statement that we’re 21st-century."

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Source: Autocar

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7 comments:

  (1211) posted on 03.7.2011

This would be the exceptional evolution of Murcielago. I think Jaguar XFR could hit up to 200 mph. Well, its just coming soon. Just dump the AWD! Lamborghini doesn’t need it.

  (600) posted on 02.16.2011

Another reason Lambo shouldn’t go down market is because they are same company as Porsche and Audi who already sell sub-100K performance cars, Lambo needs to compete Ferrari/Pagani/Mclaren not Porsche Audi and Chevy,

  (613) posted on 02.16.2011

Lambo should never go down market, its an exotic its supposed to outrageous and unobtainable, the fact is that a gt-r and zr1 and 911 turbo will match any Lambo, so the Lambo needs to be an experience as opposed to just a fast car, that’s what sets the old Murcielago apart, it was a wild loud crazy and exclusive ride, hopefully they make the new one just as nuts with more modern styling.

  (341) posted on 04.7.2010

It wouldn’t really be a wonder even if it reaches more than that speed. Lamborghini has made really great supercars and I know that after a few more years, the Murcielago will definitely hit a top that is more than 225 miles per hour.

  (461) posted on 04.7.2010

Brabus rocket is a merc car that has given a Full and extreme Tune-up and upgrade, imagine how fast a ferrari and porsche can go if they given a same treatment as they did in Merc.

  (417) posted on 04.7.2010

Yes, I agree. No ferrari, lamborghini or porsche has reach a top speed of the brabus rocket.

  (329) posted on 04.7.2010

Fast enough but still the Brabus Rocket has the number 1 spot of the Fastest Super car.

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