Gallardo Replacement Will Have New Bull Name, V10 Engine

The replacement for the Gallardo supercar is a mysterious little creature. Although prototypes have been spotted in the past, they gone off radar and a facelift for the Gallardo has appeared instead. This would indicate a successor is being delayed by financial concerns that have to do with the weak European market.
Lamborghini commercial director Fintan Knight told Australian magazine CarAdvice that a replacement is indeed coming for this 9-year old machine, though he refused to go into details about a timeframe.

Knight said the model will have a brand new fighting bull name. “This has been the custom at Lamborghini, to have an impressive name of a bull for a generation of a car and then to change with the next generation of the car, so we expect the naming policy to continue,” the Lamborghini director said.

He also said that lessons have been learned from the Sesto Elemento hypercar, presumably about how to make light panels. The new supercar would also be V10 engined, and while hybrids are possible this doesn’t make sense in terms of weight. The naturally aspirated option is, as always the lightest solution for a track car.

“What we’re looking for in terms of performance is responsiveness and engine sound and if there is another technology that’s available…we’re open-minded in terms of what technology can do for us but we have a clear recipe of what we’re looking for,” Knight said.
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