• Mar 30, 2011
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera – Click above for high-res image gallery

The trouble with rolling out a new car is that it instantly makes its stablemates look outdated. That's especially the case with a company like Lamborghini that only has two model lines. But there's nothing to do about it but soldier on with new models to continue the cycle. So, now that the new Aventador is upon us, details are beginning to surface on the replacement for the Gallardo.

Introduced back in 2003 and incrementally updated every step along the way, the Gallardo is due for replacement, and as we reported earlier, that replacement is tipped to be called Cabrera. Expect composite construction (as employed on the Sesto Elemento and the Aventador) to help reduce the car's weight, while a new version of the Gallardo's V10 engine could boost output up to 600 metric horsepower.

Rumor has it that a supercharger could be employed, but with only around 30 horsepower of tuning to do to reach 600 – not to mention a range-topping 700-horse Aventador from which to keep its distance – we doubt Sant'Agata would need forced induction to get there. Expect the tentatively-dubbed Cabrera LP600-4 to debut sometime next year.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: L'Automobile via autoblog.it]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I second what GTR said, plus this new Gallardo has been my favorite Lambo. I prefer it over the Murcielago and the Aventador.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Despite all the things I love about this car, I HATE this:

      http://pushroad.com/tags/r/45806

      I really think it ruins the car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rudy

        Yes you are correct, you can request changes at the point of sale. They were kind enough to get rid of that god awful spoiler and weird symbol on the back when I got the Performante. I even asked them to change the interior from alcantara back to regular old leather (I can't stand alcantara, its such an odd fabric).
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure if you order an LP570 & tell Lamborghini that you want the lip in body color they'd do it for you. If they don't you can have it fixed I guess...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry but a supercharger on a Lambo isn't going to happen any time soon.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dont like the idea of putting forced induction in a supercar.
        • 3 Years Ago
        NA Engines are great but unfort. less efficient. so they are most likely a thing of the past soon. On the other hand, the most brutal supercars of today are not naturally aspirated,
        like the Koenigsegg, Veyron.
        The good thing about force induction cars is that u can easily pump `em up to a lot more HP. That`s the reason i love a car like the Biturbo RS6 more than the NA RS5 for example, cause the RS6 can easily be tuned up to 750HP.
        So If a stock supercharged Cabrera packs 600HP, 750HP are easy and cheap to achieve afterwards with a few modifications only!

        • 3 Years Ago
        I also don't like the name Cabrera. Sounds like a chinese Carrera copy.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Considering that the Ferrari 458 has exactly the same power and even more surprisingly, exactly the same torque as an LP560, despite lacking 0.7 liters and 2 cylinders, I expect Lamborghini to be able to make 600+hp and 450lb ft easily from the current sized engine. They seem to be conservatively tuned, as a simple chip yields these numbers, and intake and exhaust release far more power. I hope Lamborghini makes 2 Cabreras (not a fan of the name), this 600hp V10 (NA ofcourse) , and a 500hp V8 entry model with 4-4.5L displacement and RWD manual, for 3/4 the money of the V10.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The entry level role is done by the R8, I doubt VAG would make the two cars compete.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @..... VAG does it all the time. The R8 5.2 is already close to Gallardo level, and Bentley is releasing a ttv8 entry level continental, even though it would compete with both the Audi A8 and VW phaeton. It's not really competition, just more choices to choose from. There are a lot of duplicates in the VW group, and it works out fine. Besides, if the new Gallardo replacement has 600hp, there leaves a lot of room underneath for a base. Even Lamborghini can't honestly have a 600hp entry level car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it wrong that the Gallardo has grown more on me than the Murcielago?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was never a Murci fan.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd expect a supercharger, but on a smaller displacement engine keeping the HP around 600.
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