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2019 Lamborghini Aventador Performante

2019 Lamborghini Aventador Performante

The company’s flagship model is about to become more aggressive!

It’s been around six months since Lamborghini upgraded the flagship Aventador to S specs, thus introducing the facelifted model, and the Italian firm is already testing a new iteration of the supercar. With the mid-cycle facelift and the high-performance SuperVeloce (SV) already on the road it might seem out of place for Lambo to test a new version of the current generation model, but the prototype our paparazzi caught testing on public roads doesn’t appear to be a next-gen car. Instead, it looks like Lamborghini is actually preparing yet another high-performance model.

There’s no official confirmation from the automaker as of this writing, but the general consensus is that Lamborghini will launch a Performante version of the Aventador soon. As you may remember, the Performante is a more extreme version of the Huracan that uses a more powerful engine and race-inspired aerodynamics. Oh, and it’s the fourth quickest car around the Nurburgring as well as the fastest Lambo on the German race track. Yup, it’s quicker than the Aventador SV, which is why a Performante version of the flagship supercar is actually a really good idea. Let’s find out more about it below.

Updated 02/02/2018: Based on the recent rumors and speculations, we created a rendering for the upcoming Aventador Performante.

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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

The Gallardo Performante gets a successor at last!

The Lamborghini Huracan made its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It replaced the Gallardo, the company’s best-selling model as of 2016, in the lineup and became Lambo’s entry-level supercar. Slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, the Huracan employs a different styling language compared to the Huracan, featuring lines derived from the range-topping Aventador. The design include sharper cues, more pronounced side skirts, and a more aggressive stance overall. Under the hood, the 5.2-liter V-10 was updated for more horsepower and improved fuel economy. In 2017, Lamborghini launched the higher performance Performante model and it seems that a Spyder version is set to follow soon.

Two years have passed since the Huracan was unleashed on public roads and the supercar is already highly popular, selling more than 8,000 units since its introduction. The Huracan also spawned a Spyder model, as well as race-spec Super Trofeo and GT3 models. And, Lambo is still working on new iterations, with a higher-performance Superleggera model unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Given that the Gallardo Superleggera, the car that was replaced by the Huracan Performante also had a convertible version, it’s safe to assume that the latter will also lose its top pretty soon.

The news that Lambo may be working on a Spyder variant of the Huracan Performante is by no means surprising and the name is far from new. Although it was used to replace the Superleggera, it was originally introduced on the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, essentially a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera. The high-performance drop-top was laucnhed in 2011 and remained in production until the Gallardo was phased out in 2013. Granted, it’s a bit early for a Huracan Spyder Performante given that the coupe only debuted in 2017, but the demand for special cars is so big right now that Lamborghini will most definitely bring it out in 2018.

Updated 04/05/2017: Our spy photographers caught the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder out for a new testing session, this time around Nurburgring.

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Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster Caught Testing: Spy Shots

Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster Caught Testing: Spy Shots

Although its existence isn’t a surprise, it’s nevertheless exciting to see this undisguised prototype of the upcoming 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster running around the roads of Sant’Agata Bolognese. After all, who’s going to complain about having more variants of Lamborghini’s awesome V-12 supercar? These spy photos confirm Lamborghini’s announcement that the upcoming limited-production 2015 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce will be losing its top as well.

The open-top Aventador SV shows off a removable carbon-fiber roof panel and a wingless tail. Whether that’s a feature unique to this particular prototype or if the Roadster just won’t have a spoiler isn’t known. The weight difference between the SV Coupe and SV Roadster is reportedly not great enough to make a difference in performance. It would have to be pretty significant to do so, considering the power on tap. Like the SV Coupe, the 6.5 liter V-12 produces a reported 750 horsepower it pushes through a seven-speed ISR transmission and all-wheel drive.

Expect a stripped-down interior similar to the SV Coupe, with soundproofing and other extraneous materials pulled out to save weight. The SV Coupe is just over a hundred pounds lighter than the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. When combined with the horsepower boost, the Aventador SV’s edge should be noticeably sharper.

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Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera Caught Testing: Spy Shots

Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera Caught Testing: Spy Shots

Replacing a model with a new-generation car is never easy, despite technological advances and the massive amount of time invested in development. Such a mission can become thoroughly complicated when the vehicle in question is the Lamborghini Gallardo, the best-selling and one of the longest-running supercars in the brand’s history. More so given the nameplate spawned a successful race car that’s still competitive in 2015.

Whether Lambo will manage to successfully replace the Gallardo with the Huracan is something we won’t find out very soon, but the Italians have taken yet another step in that direction. Having already launched the race-ready 2015 Huracan GT3, Lamborghini is now working on a lighter, more powerful, and more aerodynamic supercar for the road. I’m talking about the Huracan Superleggera, which employs a concept the company introduced in 2007. Our skilled paparazzi just caught the upcoming Superleggera in action in Europe, which basically tells us the Hurcan family will expand to include another member soon.

Lamborghini is, of course, mum on the details, but it’s obvious this prototype isn’t a Spyder or a new track-only version, which leaves the Superleggera as the best option here. The official debut is expected to happen just in time for the 2016 model year, but it probably won’t happen earlier than the fourth quarter of 2015.

As we wait for more info on that, let’s have a look at the prototype and find out what makes it a Superleggera.

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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Gallardo Successor Caught Testing in the Snow

We should get the official details on the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo in just a few days, but our spy photographers are still out trying to snap up images of the car. This time, they managed to get some shots of supercar testing in wintery conditions in Northern Sweden.

The prototype caught testing today is equipped with lots of extra lights. Of course, these lights are not actually part of the car. Rather, they are just a requirement for the conditions it was driving in.

The new supercar, which will almost certainly will be called the Huracan, but was once rumored to carry the name Cabrera, will be built on the same platform as the upcoming Audi R8, and it will be powered by an updated version of the current 5.2-liter, V-10 engine.

This revised V-10 will produce 600 horsepower, according to rumors, and the car’s total weight will be significantly reduced when compared to the current Gallardo, so it should be slightly faster and more agile than the model it will replace.

Until we’ll have the chance to finally see the new car, you can try to make it through the world’s three most annoying teaser videos: episode 1, episode 2 and episode 3.

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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Gallardo Successor Caught Testing in the Rain

We should get the first official images and details on the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo in just a few days, but our spy photographers are still hard at work, trying to find the new supercar out and about, and today they succeeded.

The new Lambo was long rumored to carry the name "Cabrera," but new details suggest that this will not be its name after all. Details from folks that actually reserved the car suggest that it will be called the Huracan, but those are also unconfirmed. One thing we do know for sure is that it will carry "LP600-4" in its name, which lets us know that it’s engine will pump out 600 horsepower output, and that it will feature an all-wheel-drive system.

The new supercar will be built on the same platform as the next-generation Audi R8, and will be powered by an improved version of the current 5.2-liter, V-10 engine. Reports also suggest that it will be lighter than the current Gallardo, which means that that it should deliver improved performance figures.

Until we get the chance to see the new supercar unveiled, check out the latest Lamborghini teasers: episode one and episode two.

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Could This be the Lamborghini Cabrera?

Could This be the Lamborghini Cabrera?

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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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Cabrera Drops Some Cover and Shows Off its Sharp Lines

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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Video: Lamborghini Cabrera Caught Testing on the 'Ring

Video: Lamborghini Cabrera Caught Testing on the ’Ring

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.

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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Cabrera Laps Nurburgring

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.

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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Cabrera Out Testing

Spy Shots: Lamborghini Cabrera Out Testing

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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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Aventador SV Caught Testing

The fact that Lamborghini will be offering an even faster version of the Aventador supercar shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone; the company did the same with the Murcielago and it will surely do the same with the new Aventador.

What is surprising is that our spy photographers have already caught what appears to be the first mule for the next Aventador SV. Typically, Lambo leaves the SV variant for the tail end of a model’s lifespan, like it did with the Murcielago.

The car was caught testing these past days at the Nürburgring race track, and according to our spy photographers, it was so fast that it almost went unnoticed.

At first look, it appears that we are looking at a standard Aventador, but in fact it features tons of updates. It sits on race-ready, center-lock wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. Additionally, the front brake calipers are also mounted in a different position than the normal Aventador.

Also, this Aventador features an air splitter that is slightly lower to help optimize its aerodynamics, plus an extra aerodynamic flap is added to the rear spoiler for extra downforce.

More details on the new Aventador SV will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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TopSpeed Rendering: 2014 Lamborghini Cabrera

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.

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