Facebook user Marchettino (already a minor YouTube celebrity for his supercars channel) spotted the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo throne out and about on public streets and was kind enough to snap a few photos of the machine. Word has it that a concept car precursor to the newest supercar will bow at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show this September under the Cabrera name. As you've likely already heard, the model is said to ride on the second-generation Audi R8 platform, complete with a composite aluminum and carbon fiber construction to reduce weight as much as possible. How light will will the Cabrera be? Lamborghini is reportedly shooting for a curb weight of around 3,300 pounds.

Power will likely come from a massaged version of the 5.2-liter V10 in the current Gallardo. Expect around 600 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

The vehicle in these photos looks to have abandoned some of the Gallardo's angles in favor or more organic lines, though it's possible body cladding is hiding the car's true design. Murcielago SV-style sills and side air intakes serve up quite a bit of aggression and the quad exhaust looks properly menacing as well. We can't wait to see the finished product.


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      Feurig
      • 2 Years Ago
      If all the info is correct, this is going to be a mega hit.
      Alex Rodriguez MacFa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love it.....An Italian company under German management with Spanish names!!
        crshcrstr
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        The names are based on bullfighting, either famous bulls, or fighters or people associated with it. Most of those names tend to be spanish.
      Bean
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. It is cute. Looks a lot like that new POS caddy hybrid. Not threatening at all. It's adorable!
      ferps
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cabrera? Sounds a bit too much like another company's famous sportscar to me. (Change one letter).
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ferps
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          joejoe509
          • 2 Years Ago
          AB says Cabrera not Cerbera. But I'm not sure which is correct.
        vizcarmb
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ferps
        Nah, they named it after Melky from the Giants
      razrrick13
      • 2 Years Ago
      They named it after baseball's last Triple Crown Winner!
      JJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a nice evolution of the current formula, and that's good.
      LW
      • 2 Years Ago
      only 600hp range? how could they only increase it by 30hp on a brand new model? Porsche and Mclaren come up with that much power on minor tweaks (albeit it being only an increase in turbo boost). Ferrari's new models always comes to close to 100hp increase in power. Maybe time to get the drill and bore out that 5.2, or at least tweak it like Ferrari does. As for weight? that's still alot. Need some serious tweakers, or are they saving that for the future limited superleggera models?
        bonehead
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LW
        Ill take reduced weight over increased power any day. And 3300 is pretty darn good for an AWD V-10. Not sure i can even think of a lighter one.
      Ask
      • 2 Years Ago
      Goat herder? Are they gonna release the "Taliban edition" too?
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Goat herder is not call a Cabrera you intelligent ones. A goat herder is call a "pastor"
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Arturo Rios Jr.
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          el aventador
          • 2 Years Ago
          Aaron, don't be an ignorant, Arturo tiene la razón, en parte. The universally recognized word for goat herder is "pastor". Cabrera is a synonym that is often used by no one. No one uses the word cabrera in that sense. I've seen it as a last name and even the name of a dealership over here, but no one I know refers to a goat herder as a cabrera, but as a pastor. According to the Real Academia Española Pastor: Persona que guarda, guía y apacienta el ganado, especialmente el de ovejas. (In english that means goat herder.)
      • 2 Years Ago
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      wtrmlnjuc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Full black camo. That's clever.
      dss10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Isn\'t a Cabrera a large south american rodent and why would Lamborghini like to name their entry level super car after one?
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