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Christopher Bruce2013-09-30 16:02:55

New Lamborghini Spotted Testing at the Nordschleife

It will share a platform with the next generation Audi R8

The new car is codenamed Cabrera

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, which is testing under the codename Cabrera, has been filmed testing at the Nordschleife.

The car is still heavily disguised, and while it is clearly a Lamborghini what it actually looks like is still a mystery. The rear is the biggest question mark with mesh covering the area where the taillights would go. The car still has the wedge shape that Lamborghinis have had since the CountachR8Audi R8Germany, 2006 > present45 versions
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To save money somewhat, the Gallardo-replacement will share an aluminum spaceframe chassis with the next generation Audi R8R8Audi R8Germany, 2006 > present45 versions
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. It will still aim for weighing in an under 1,500kg. The body will be mostly carbon fiber.

The engine is said to be an evolution of the current 5.2-liter V10 with power pushed close to 600hp. The current top Gallardo has 570hp. Power will get to the wheels via a dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

The production Cabrera is expected to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next March, but a concept could be shown before then.

The Gallardo went into production in 2003 with a 5.0-liter V10 that was enlarged to 5.2-liters in 2008. With over a decade in production, the Gallardo has become the most-produced Lamborghini ever made with over 13,000 units as of the fiscal year 2012 and counting.

Source: Auto Express

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