The Lamborghini Cabrera is scheduled for release in 2014 as the replacement vehicle for the top performing Gallardo. The newest supercar will feature the same Gallardo V10 engine, 5.2 liter capacity, 6 speed manual transmission, rear wheel or all wheel drive(four wheel drive is also under consideration) and will likely be labeled the LP600-2 and LP600-4 respectively. A supercharger will be adjoined to generate over 550 – 600 horsepower. It is anticipated that the Cabrera will meet 60 mph in 3.41 seconds along with a top end speed of 202 mph. The carbon fiber structure (monocoque) will provide for significantly lower weight and some enhanced fuel economies and overall speed enhancements. The carbon fiber weight savings is approximately 65 pounds overall.
Lamborghini has been very open in promoting the Cabrera to keep consumer interest ongoing. The Cabrera will offer a stylish and smashing unique exterior design which will wow car enthusiasts worldwide. It is believed that Lamborghini will bench mark many of it styling efforts off the Sesto Elemento.
Michael Lock, COO of Lamborghini America has conveyed that the Gallardo lineage (specifications, versions, etc.) will not carry over to the new Cabrera. The top running Gallardo will certainly be missed but it has had a great run and will now make room in the model lineup for the new Cabrera.
There is a possibility that the new supercar could actually be named "Huracán" which has been registered by Automobili Lamborghini SpA. Others at Lamborghini seem comfortable with the Cabrera name as it is famous for a Spanish fighting bull. Regardless of its final naming designation the new model will continue Lamborghini's trend of more powerful engines and sharp exterior features.
It is likely that shortly after the initial closed coupé version a new Spyder edition will come be available since Lamborghini will only offer one dedicated Spyder model. Other potential editions include the Superleggera and Performante.
Cabrera Competiton: Ferrari 458 Italia
New Potential Vehicle Variants: Spyder, Superleggera, Performante