We thought we had died and gone to heaven when Lamborghini revealed that they were bringing their all new supercar, set to be the Murcielago’s replacement, to the Paris Motor Show at the end of the month. And while we were preparing to cover one of the biggest auto shows of the year, Lamborghini was planning yet another model to bring to Paris. A schedule that appeared on the internet revealed that the company will be unveiling a car known as the “LB715-5″ along with something called the “83X.”
The LB715-5 refers to the future V12 supercar that is known as the Jota. It will use a direct-injection V12 and a carbon-fiber tub reportedly made by Carbo Tech of Austria. Apparently the "715" in the nomenclature refers to the engine’s output.
What we are still drawing a blank on is the "83X." Rumors are circulating that it could be a Gallardo successor, a production version of the Estoque sedan, or even a GT car that will compete with the Ferrari 599 GTB/GTO. Our guess is that we will be seeing a concept car that will more than likely preview the Italian company’s future design language. We doubt Lamborghini would want to take much attention away from their new supercar.
We’ve seen plenty of teaser images during our time behind the computer screen, but none are as enticing as Lamborghini’s teasing of their new supercar. Sure. the teaser images suck just as much as everyone else’s, but this vehicle is actually one that has us on the edge of our computer chairs waiting for even the tiniest glimpse as to what the supercar looks like. We’ve already received our first peek in the form of a photo capturing, well nothing really, and now we have our second image which shows more of nothing.
The Lamborghini supercar is rumored to be called the Jota and is set to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show just 16 days away. The company has yet to give out any details, but we do know that it will be coming just in time to replace the current Murcielago.
When talking about the future supercar, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said: "The key factor in terms of better handling and acceleration, meaning more immediate pleasure in driving, is the power-to-weight ratio. This is not so much about top speed and so the future will not be so focused on increasing the power, even because CO2 emissions do play a role for supersports cars too. That means the key is in reducing the weight."
So far, all we know is that Murcielago successor will be built on a new carbon-fiber tub and will use as much aluminum and carbon fiber as possible to reduce weight. The "Jota" will hit a top speed of 230mph and will sit on new 21" wheels over upgraded Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. It will also come with Audi’s torque vectoring technology which offers even better handling.
The countdown is on! We’re sure we will not be disappointed!
Underground Racing will unveil a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce Twin Turbo at the upcoming Paris Auto Show. And this is the first video that, unfortunately, reveals next to nothing from the car, but that proves the upgraded Lamborghini will be fast as hell! Under the hood there will be no less than 1100 HP that, when powered with racing fuel, can get 1300hp!
Underground Racing’s Murcielago won’t be the only supercar attending the party as Lamborghini has already stated that the next and last Murcielago will also be making its appearance known at the Paris Auto Show. The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce will be the last version of the Murcielago built, but it’s also going to be the most powerful Murcielago ever. With 670 hp and a weight reduction of 220 lbs, the LP 670-4 SV makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 212 mph. This is shaping up to be an extraordinary show!
As you know Lamborghini will unveil the Murcielago’s replacement at the Paris Auto Show at the end of the month. But today the Italian company revealed the first teaser of the future supercar and the next statement: "Lamborghini. Sound and light. Paris 2010. Discover the way to the future of supersports cars." Not much of course, but just enough to make us wishing the show starts earlier.
Rumored to be called Jota, the future supercar will be shorter and weigh about 300lbs. less than the Murcielago. It will be built on a new carbon-fiber tub and will use as much aluminum and carbon fiber as possible to reduce weight. The Jota will hit a top speed of 230mph and will sit on new 21" wheels over upgraded Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. It will also come with Audi’s torque vectoring technology which offers even better handling.
Stay tuned! We’ll get back with more details soon!
Despite remaining one of the most sought-after machines on the planet, there will come a time when Lamborghini will eventually have a curtain call for the Murcielago. Never fret, Lambo fans, because the boys from Sant’Agata are already hard at work - as evidenced by the multitude of spy photos and videos proliferating the Internet these days - with a successor to their benevolent supercar.
And just to give us a sample of what’s in store for us in the coming years, Lambo has released a teaser image of the next Lamborghini supercar - Jota, is that you? - that should whet the appetites of those clamoring for one for the longest time. By itself, the teaser image doesn’t really do much for our imaginations. Unless Lamborghini has something mind-blowing in store for us, we’re guessing that their next supercar will still come with the customary hood and the same unmistakable logo.
As for the rest of the car, Lamborghini’s keeping that under wraps, at least until the rumored Paris Motor Show debut later this year, although dealers and VIPs could have their own private session with the new supercar sometime in July.
Until then, let your imaginations run wild, people.
It’s always fun trying to anticipate what specifications and design details will come our way before a car is actually introduced. It’s what us car geeks in the world use to entertain our ever curious auto minds. In October at the Paris Auto Show, Lamborghini will unveil the new Jota - the company’s replacement for the current Murcielago, but until we get the official details we are going to sit around and speculate just like we have done with this same Jota many times before. Today, however, we have some new details on this supercar. No time like the present, so let’s get on with it.
The 2012 Jota will be powered by a 7.0-liter V12 engine that will produce in excess of 700bhp and 700Nm of torque (there are voices suggesting it will be 720 HP). The car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, while top speed will be in the 225 mph area. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed, paddleshift automated manual gearbox.
Despite this impressive number, the next Jota will be an even more economical car: it will have a fuel consumption of just 12 liters / 100 km.
The new supercar will be designed in house and will feature a carbon fiber chassis and various carbon body parts which help reduce the weight of the car. It will also come with Audi’s torque vectoring technology which offers even better handling.
Besides the aforementioned features, the Jota will come with all the Lamborghini trademarks: lambo scissors doors, a leather/Alcantara/carbon fiber combo on the interior, and a head-up display.
Earlier today we reported that Lamborghini’s future Murcielago will hit a top speed of 225 mph. Now we can confirm that this deliciously smooth and sleek supercar will be revealed at the Paris Auto Show in October. Known internally as the "New V12", the next Murcielago will borrow design elements from the Reventon, and will feature clean, crisp surfaces, trademark aggressive air intakes, and sharply sculpted all-LED lights.
Of course, a future supercar would not be complete without some changes under the hood. The new Murcielago will have a 7.0-liter V12 engine that will produce in excess of 700bhp and 700Nm of torque (go, baby, go!). The car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, while top speed will be in the 225 mph area. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed, paddleshift automated manual gearbox.
The interior will be trimmed in carbon and Alcantara and will include a hi-tech sat-nav and a jet-style head-up display.
In the words of Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, "I like it a lot".
Lamborghini chooses the Paris Car Show to officially present its ground-breaking new car: the concept of a 4-door and 4-seater sports sedan which could open a new chapter in the history of the Company from Sant’Agata Bolognese. In fact, the Lamborghini Estoque could represent the leading model in a third range which would be added to the existing two other ranges (the Gallardo and Murciélago).
Lamborghini finally unveiled the official details on the 2009 Estoque Concept. The Estoque is the first sedan in the history of Automobili Lamborghini, but Lambo wants people to think “sedan” is more a reference to the number of doors than any other characteristic.
Even if it wants to keep the sports car image, Lamborghini is still positioning the Estoque as the family man’s Lambo. As the press release says, "It is the only car that allows you to share the singular driving pleasure of a Lamborghini with more than one person – possibly even with the whole family. And there is still enough room left over for weekend luggage or several golf bags."
Although the car is only 4.43 feet high Lamborghini says the long wheelbase will make the car spacious. This means not only will the driver get the low, leaning back position typical of a Lamborghini, but so will wife (or husband) and the kids. But don’t expect all traditions in this Lambo sedan, the doors open in a normal front-hinged, swing out manner.
The engine proposed for the Estoque is likely the V10 from the Gallardo LP 560-4. Lambo also hinted that a turbocharged V8 as well as even a hybrid or diesel powertrain could be thrown into the mix.
Press release after the jump.
The Lamborghini Estoque Concept will not be officially revealed until late this evening, but the first images of the concept already surfaced on the internet. This is not a bad design considering Lambo’s last car with four-doors was the fast but ugly Hummer-like LM002. But the real question is there space in the market for a Lamborghini that fits the whole family?
The Estoque is powered by a front-mounted engine (likely the one derived from the Audi RS6 / Lamborghini Gallardo V10 engine).
Stay tuned, more details will follow shortly.
Autocar got its hands on a design of the new sketch Lamborghini Estoque right from Lambo’s Centro Stile design studio. So whatever we see from the Italian supercar maker next month in Paris will likely look a lot like the car above.
According to Autocar, the sedan is more than just a concept. In fact, it has been designed to comply with crash regulations and pedestrian protection law. As suspected earlier, this Lambo for the family will likely be based on the aluminum chassis of the Audi A8. The Estoque will likely be powered by a version of the Gallardo’s V10 engine (mounted in front of the driver but likely behind the rear wheels.)
The name Estoque still stays close to Lamborghini’s bull theme for car names - it short sword used by a matador to kill the bull at the end of a bullfight.
Lamborghini revealed today the fourth teaser of its mystery concept that will debut at the Paris Auto Show. First believed to be called Urus, and now Estoque, the new concept will preview a four-door luxury sedan that will compete with Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera.
Official unveiling will be made on October 1st.