Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann recently shed some light on details of the replacement for the Gallardo, allegedly called the Cabrera. According to him, the new car will be substantially different than the current model, especially in terms of styling. Lamborghini believes design is not an evolution, but a revolution.
Reading this you can’t help but think about the Sesto Elemento concept, a design study based on the current Gallardo which will be produced in extremely limited number, and at an insane price. That is what springs to mind, as Winkelmann dismisses the idea of a mini-Aventador.
He says: “What we have done for Aventador is not necessarily the right thing to do for a different car.” That doesn’t mean the new Galla won’t be using any of the Aventa’s design cues, but it will have its own identity.
As far as technicalities, the new car will share most of its underpinnings with the next-gen Audi R8, which isn’t a bad thing. It will retains its four-wheel-drive system, and probably the V10, albeit with a few changes.
The Gallardo is by far the best-selling car Lamborghini makes, with some 12,000 units sold. It’s a tricky job replacing a very successful model. Let’s see if Lambo manages to get it right.