Lamborghini will give us a big clue as to the look and feel of the impending replacement for its Gallardo model at this September's Frankfurt Motor Show. According to a report by Autocar, the Italian supercar maker will have a concept car in Frankfurt that will preview a 2015 replacement for the current Gallardo (pictured above).

While nothing is set in stone, the word is that Lamborghini is still considering "Cabrera" as the Gallardo-successor's name. We didn't know the company had so many Tigers fans, but the Autoblog Detroit office is stoked.

The same report tells us that the new Lamborghini, currently going by the internal designation LP724, will be based on the same platform as the second-generation Audi R8, rather than on the more exotic Aventador underpinnings. That means a modular spaceframe, aluminum and carbon fiber construction and a reduction in curb weight as a result – the target is less than 3,300 pounds. Even with the diet, the next Gallardo will be slightly longer than the current car, but about the same height and width.

The svelte Lamborghini will draw power from an updated version of the current 5.2-liter V10, which should be good for more than 600 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Autocar also indicates that both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be optional on the new Gallardo, replacing the existing six-speed E-gear automated manual. Standard cars will offer all-wheel drive, but rear-drive models will be available at some point as well. Bring on Frankfurt, we're ready to see this one in the metal.


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      artso06
      • 1 Year Ago
      Slightly nervous. The Aventador design is fantastic, but, their last couple of concepts have been a big pile of WTF. Not sure which direction they will take but I will keep my figures crossed for something like the Siesto concept.
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      Props to Lamborghini for keeping the manual option. That may be one of the last of the exotics to have one, and will likely be worth a pretty penny someday. I hope they pull a few enthusiast sales away from Ferrari.
      Justin Shaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      Save the Manuals! but really, I love the fact they at least gave the customer the option of paddles or 3 pedals and a stick.
      Paul Ricketts
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...the rear end looks so much better than the Gillardo's did with those stupid square tail lights.......what an improvement.........
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      Legend
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anything that looks remotely close to the Sesto Elemento will be amazing
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      Julio Arreaga
      • 1 Year Ago
      2nd generation R8? As in the next one?