The recent facelift for Lamborghini Gallardo is the Italian car maker’s last effort with the current generation. An all-new model is under development, and has been for sometime, which is going to a whole lot different than the Gallardo. We have some new details.
Speaking to CarAdvice at 2012 Sydney Motor Show, Lamborghini commercial director Fintan Knight revealed that the next baby Lamborghini will not get a manual gearbox, and that they might offer a rear-wheel-drive version right from the get go.
In a nutshell, the replacement to Gallardo will have a lot of Sesto Elemento in it, from the design, to the materials, and technology. So it will probably look a bit crazier than the current gen, it will be lighter, and it will be faster.
In terms of powertrains, Lamborghini will remain loyal to naturally-aspirated engines. So no turbo or hybrid systems are being considered. Knight did not reveal how many cylinder the next Gallardo will have though.
Last but not least, the new car will follow Lamborghini’s tradition in naming their cars, and will be called a bull’s name. So Cabrera is probably out.