Lamborghini Gallardo Replacement to Share More with Audi R8, Will “Make Clear Cut” from Current Car
March 9, 2012 at six:12pm by Erik Johnson
The Lamborghini Gallardo has been a smash hit for the company—more than 12,000 have been sold the subsequent bestseller for the brand is the discontinued Murciélago, at 4099—so it will be important to get its replacement correct. We recently spoke with Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, and his feedback, as well as details gleaned elsewhere, have given us added hints at what to expect when the vehicle arrives sometime following year.Very first, Winkelmann stated that the automobile will make “a clear cut” from the Gallardo, specifically visually. “We constantly say that layout is not an evolution but a revolution, and this will be the philosophy of the follow-up to the Gallardo.” We’d guess that the automobile will take on far more of the menacing angularity of the Aventador flagship, though don’t count on it to adopt its sibling’s carbon-fiber-intensive development. (Winkelmann: “What we have accomplished for Aventador is not necessarily the appropriate thing to do for a various automobile.”) This will aid preserve pricing the place the merely rich—as opposed to the hyper-wealthy—can afford the car.
The next entry-degree Lambo will ride on the VW Group’s modular sports-car architecture (a.k.a. MSS), which also will underpin the up coming Audi R8, as effectively as future Porsches. Stephan Reil, head of development at Audi’s Quattro performance subsidiary, tells us that the Gallardo substitute and the next R8 will share 15- to twenty-percent more components than do the current automobiles.
As for powertrain, the existing V-10 is probably to be retained (with a lot more energy it should near 600 horses), and will mate to a dual-clutch automated transmission. As we reported final fall, there will be no classic manual.
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