Lamborghini Gallardo Successor Tests in Sunny Italy

Following on from Lamborghini’s recent release of the Hexagon Project which is believed to be teasing the Gallardo’s successor, new spy images of the next-gen Gallardo have surfaced with these snapped in sunny Italy.

Current speculation suggests that the next Lamborghini Gallardo could actually be called the 2015 Lamborghini Cabrera but Lamborghini has yet to confirm that name. While no one can be sure about the name, we can be sure about the fact that the design of the Gallardo’s successor will be dramatically overhauled from the outgoing model.

While the styling will be quite different, the Gallardo’s successor will be unmistakably a Lamborghini with much of its design being inspired by its top-of-the-range sibling, the Lamborghini Aventador.

While the visual side of things is important for the new car, most importantly, it is expected to feature an all-new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This indicates that Lamborghini has finally succumbed to the pressure and won’t release the Cabrera with a similar ISR transmission to the range-topping Lamborghini Aventador.

That new gearbox will then be mated to an upgraded variant of the 5.2-liter V10 engine currently found in the Gallardo. In Cabrera-specification, expect around 600hp. As a result, we can expect a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in the low 3 second range with a top speed of around 320 km/h (200 mph).

[Via Auto Evolution]

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