• Jan 15th 2010 at 12:27PM
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Lamborghini "Jota" Murciélago replacement – Click above for high-res image gallery

Unfortunately, the Lamborghini Murciélago can't last forever. Despite producing a number of special versions to keep it fresh, including the LP640, LP 650-4 Roadster and LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, Lamborghini will eventually replace its most super of supercars.

Our spy photographers have caught up with Lamborghini engineers testing what could be the Murciélago's replacement in Scandinavia. Rumored to revive the "Jota" nameplate, this new car appears to be similar in size to the Murciélago. We're told to expect a new direct-inject V12 engine producing around 700 horsepower and a lighter overall weight thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum. All-wheel-drive is a given, though this time around Lamborghini may use a new system developed in conjunction with Haldex. As for what it look like, expect inspiration to come from the Reventón, another Lambo based on the Murciélago.






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      • 5 Years Ago
      Just a lil FYI the word "JOTA" means gay/homo/queer in spanish
      lol
      odd name for the car
      • 5 Years Ago
      That front end screams Ferrari....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think it looks like a Gallardo that mated with a B-2 Stealth Bomber; to yiled a wider, flatter-looking Gallardo.


        I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's a freakin' GUN barrel in the passenger side grill! Awesome.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think that's an air pressure sensor or a tow attach point. The picture is pretty blurry so I can't tell if that's a metal ring at the end or not. Definitely not a gun barrel. You should look for armored Mercedes Benz or BMW with onboard defensive weapons and countermeasures: smoke screen, oil spray, gun ports etc. Those actually exist.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "though this time around Lamborghini may use a new system developed in conjunction with Haldex"

      What? Why?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a Noble M14 at the rear, but that might just be the Camo.

      The Diablo WASN'T a pure Lambo design, the final design was done by Chrysler. They smoothened out the edges, the original Diablo design(With all those sharp edges) was I think influenced/provided the basic shape of the Cizeta car.

      I'd like to see more Diablo in the car, that Lamborghini is my favorite of all and its my second favorite car(After the F50 of course). Murcielago's are nice but it was a bit.... tamed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have really interested about how the next Murcielago will look like so waiting eagerly for this.
      Don't get me wrong here Reventon is just something amazing and i can guarantee that seeing Reventón in real life it looks even 10x better(yes i have seen it!), but toned down Reventon looks could be something amazing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I think Lambo should sell it just like that, looks awesome with all the camo. LOL

      --RS
      • 5 Years Ago
      good stuff. Want one
      • 5 Years Ago
      how many freakin' versions of the same car can they make, probably rival Porsche by now...
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you actually read, you'd know that this car replaces the Murcielago. The Murcielago, as with all Lamborghini's, has been upgraded throughout its long product lifecycle. Lamborghini currently only makes two cars: the Murcielago and the Gallardo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like what I see!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd imagine there will be a lot of little styling details to make this new model a fresh take on Lamborghini's classic shape, but I hope it's more dramatic than these spy shots would make one believe. Not that I don't love the Murcielago, just, it's pretty boring (can you even say that about a Lambo?) at this stage in its life. Maybe pull in some cues from the Jalpa. I'd steer clear of the Miura, though, because it would probably look too much like a Ferrari in this day and age. Oh well. We'll see.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ugg. disapointed as of right now. its another generic supercar design (murchielogo was not that way) large vents up front, huge intake graphic on the side are the normal for almost every single supercar in the world. when will this change?????

      just look past the fact that it is a lambo with 700hp. nothing new
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, I guess... Supercar and generic is sort of an oxymoron. Lamborghini simply rocks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        P.S Try reading the article. New engine and an expected new all wheel drive system. I guess a completely new drivetrain from engine to wheels sucks if you only like pictures from this to the last Lambo you looked at. I ASSumed when I saw the large vents that they were looking for more airflow, like the last Viper did with the additional vents in the hood.
        • 5 Years Ago
        trust me there are different ways to get cool air they wanted the vents
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh, and thipps, I suppose you enjoy the Lamborghini's that you own and drive? You can't even ****ing spell it let alone pronounce it probably.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        Are you crazy? I don't love Lamborghini and I'd take an LFA over one any day of the week! I'm just saying that the Marcello Gandini designs looked cool.

        And that this car is clearly camouflaged. I know its platform is not shared with the Murcielago, but sometimes they disguise test mules with the bodywork of existing models so they're not driving around in a bare chassis. Looks like the front end of an LP640 to me!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @invisiblepigeon3

        if you look you can see that there are indeed some new body panels on the car that are not shared by the other production cars.

        if you read my post i state as of now im not impressed with there progress.

        the fact that people cant see past the fact its a lambo with power is shocking. people like yourself will love the car before you ever see it.

        enjoy the lambo you will never have a chance to drive.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        Try reading the article and spelling the name of the Murcielago a little more closely than murchiealalgalogogoo thipps.

        The car is totally camouflaged and the test mule looks like it's got a Murcielago's body dropped on it. That's not going to be the final shape of the car.

        And if you're unimpressed by a 700bhp Lamborghini directly injected V12 you clearly don't know as much about cars as you'd like to pretend.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ majorgeek

        normaly air vents on the hood are to get hot air out from under the hood not let cold air in
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