Lamborghini is planning to give the world a taste of what’s to come of the impending replacement for their Gallardo model at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show.
According to reports, the Lamborghini team will have a concept car in Frankfurt that will preview a 2015 replacement for the current Gallardo.
The word on the street is that the Italian supercar maker is still considering “Cabrera” as the Gallardo-successor’s name.
The long anticipated, new Lamborghini will be based on the same platform as the second-generation Audi R-8. This is instead of the more exotic underpinnings of the Aventador.
This means that the “Cabrera” will feature a modular spaceframe, aluminum and carbon fiber construction and a reduction in curb weight – the target is less than 3,300 pounds. Even with the loss of weight, the next Gallardo will be slightly longer than the current car, but about the same height and width.
Have a look at the current, 2013 Gallardo in the gallery below:
This sleek Lamborghini will draw power from an updated version of the current 5.2-liter V10, which should be good for more than 600 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It is also believed that the new Gallardo will feature a six-speed manual transmission as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This will replace the existing six-speed E-gear automated manual on the current Gallardo.
We can’t wait to see the “Cabrera” in action!
The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show runs from 10 – 22 September.