Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 | 25,957 reads

Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon

It's had a great run, but with fierce new rivals on the market, the Gallardo is quickly showing its age. Fear not, however, as Lamborghini has a new V10 supercar in the works.
The Gallardo has been a phenomenal success for Lamborghini, outselling the Countach, Diablo, Murcielago and Aventador combined to emerge as the Sant'Agata-based automaker's most prolific model. But after eight years, the V10 model is about to be retired, and that means a replacement is coming. Car Advice reports that Lamborghini exec Fintan Knight divulged at the Sydney Motor Show that the next model will have a new name that will bear the legacy of another famous fighting bull.
Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon
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Knight also confirmed projections that future Lamborghini models will no longer offer manual transmissions, but rear-wheel drive is another matter entirely. "We do see that there's a distinct positioning between a rear-wheel-drive, which is back to basics, and the four-wheel-drive, which will remain our sophisticated lap-time oriented car." Simple translation: rear-wheel drive is still very much on the agenda, so expect the Gallardo replacement to offer it in parallel to all-wheel-drive versions. Also ruled out was any possibility of hybrid technology for the unnamed supercar as Lamborghini will stick with naturally-aspirated engines.
Knight also reiterated that certain lessons learned from the limited-edition carbon fiber-centric Sesto Elemento will be used for the new car, but declined to give any further details. Knight was also tight-lipped about its arrival date as Sant'Agata won't take any chances rushing its potential next best-seller to market before it's good and ready.
Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon
Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon
Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon
Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon



by Jay Traugott
Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon
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