New Lamborghini Gallardo Replacement Details Surface

The Lamborghini Gallardo has been on the market since 2003, albeit in multiple versions, so the car is crying for a replacement. Lambo’s most popular model will receive a successor late next year or early in 2014.
Lamborghini Gallardo sketch 1 photo
The vehicle will ride on a new platform that’s currently being developed by Porsche, which has been made responsible for all sports car developments inside the VW Group. The architecture will be shared with the next-gen Audi R8, as well as with an upcoming Porsche model, which will be slotted between the 911 GT2 RS and the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.

Porsche is well known for its obsession for efficiency and its motorsport roots, so the platform will make use of exotic materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum, which means that the vehicle will be lighter.

At the center of the car we’ll still find a naturally-aspirated V10 engine, but the manual and automated manual (e-gear in Lambo language) transmissions will be dropped in favor of dual-clutch units.

The Raging Bull also wants to make things clearer in terms of the range structure, as the current one, which includes AWD, RWD and lightweight Superleggera versions, in both Coupe and Spyder incarnations, is a bit confusing for certain customers.

Via: Car and Driver


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