• Sep 21st 2010 at 11:26AM
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Lamborghini Jota spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

If there are two things we know about Lamborghini, it's that a replacement for the outgoing Murciélago (tentatively dubbed Jota) is in the works, and that the automaker is bringing something to this year's Paris Motor Show. Our spies have just caught this heavily clad prototype doing its thing at the 'Ring, giving us the impression that Lambo's new V12-powered supercar will saunter its way onto the Paris stage.

We've seen the Jota running around for many, many months now, and the rumormilled specs are simply drool-worthy. The new 7.0-liter V12 will reportedly crank out over 700 horsepower, and when you combine that with a lightweight body made of carbon fiber and aluminum, the Jota will undoubtedly be stupidly fast. Of course, all-wheel drive is expected to be on hand to keep the Bull rubber-side down, with early reports suggesting that Audi's latest Quattro may provide the groundwork for the new system.

If we don't see the production-ready Jota in Paris, we'll eat our driving gloves. Or at least a tire valve cap. In the meantime, click through the high-res gallery below to see the latest Jota prototype running about.

UPDATE: More images added to the gallery below.

[Source: CarPix]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Please tell me those door fins are just there on the disguise.... if not its oddly like a Ferrari Testarossa in execution...

      Does anyone else notice how Diablo shaped this car is? it has roughly the same profile,or at least the disguise is very diablo- like

      This car better look better that what i can make out from now, because it has HUGE, shoes to fill, the Murc was a beautiful car.

        • 5 Years Ago
        It's the disguise don't worry, the door finds won't be there when the car will be revealed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whatever the new car(s) look like I hope they are a dramatic change over their current cars. All the various Murciélago and Gallardos have started to blend together for me. I've actually gotten bored with Lamborghini! D: I never thought I'd say that ever! I hope the new car has a different overall shape to greatly distinguish itself from the car it replaces.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good disguise
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it looks decent for a tester, maybe they will add more style to the body as with the reventon. The motor with 700hp will of course add to the excitement of the overall car anyway.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not feeling the fins on the doors and whats with the chicken mesh? Over all it looks to be wider than the Mur, but not as long. Can the paris show get here any sooner?!?!?!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, this thing is definitely wearing a fat suit.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is heavily, heavily camouflaged. The only things you can tell about this car from these pictures are shape and placement of the visible sections of glass, the wheel spacing, and that the actual shape of the car fits somewhere inside the dimensions of that camo.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And an active rear wing. But, yeah, really heavy camo on this one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "If we don't see the production-ready Jota in Paris, we'll eat our driving gloves. Or at least a tire valve cap."

      Dangerous idea. Remember Clarkson had to eat his own hair...
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should sell production versions just as is the Lambo tester in the picture. Looks purposeful. I'd love to drive around in a car that looks like that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There are a few things throwing me off here. First the tail lights (the rectangular shape under the round cut outs) are much more like the Gallardo, not to mention the air outlets under them. Second, the small side window in front is much more like the Gallardo. Third, the shape of the door is not arched toward the front wheel opening...... meaning it is not a scissor style door, again like the gallardo. Finally, the wheels look like updated Gallardo wheels.

      I think we are looking at a test mule for a Paris show car which will wear the 10 red accented ports and the wild interior in the teaser shots released. The other Teasers will be for the other car, a production 4 door GT. This will be a Reventon-Esque Gallardo supercar. I imagine, just like the Reventon, if demand is there, they will make a run of them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      finally a new lambo after 2043 gallardo and murci versions
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmm...looks a lot like the LP560/570. Good, I've always prefered the Gallardo looks over the Murcielago.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a feeling its gonna look very similar to the outgoing murcielago. Perhaps one can't expect 1000 a year car makers to have revolutionary cars every 7-8 years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      great black clad cover to look like current version... thinking the rear end may look a lot like the Estoque concept... can't wait til next week to see what comes on stage!
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