The Gallardo was far and away Lamborghini's most successful model. Over the course of ten years, the Bolognese automaker sold some 14,000 of them. As the Gallardo has now reached the end of its production cycle, Lamborghini is hard at work developing its replacement, and these are the latest spy shots of the work in progress.

Now wearing swirly camouflage instead of the flat-black wrap spied on previous prototypes, this latest version is our best glimpse yet at the supercar expected to be called Cabrera. Despite the more disguising wrap, though, the contrast between bodywork and air vents is more evident – particularly between the side window and the rear wheel, where this prototype appears to be sporting a panel similar in appearance to the "side blade" on the Audi R8 (with whose replacement the Cabrera is expected to share much). However, this is more likely a bit of disguise to throw us off the scent. Don't be thrown by the headlamp treatment, either. It may look like a Photoshop product, but our photographers on the ground tell us these translucent screens are just another diversion – as if you couldn't tell this was a Lambo from a mile away.

As for technical details, we're still expecting a reworked version of the outgoing model's 5.2-liter V10 driving all four wheels, only retuned to the tune of 600 horsepower. A dual-clutch gearbox (similar to the excellent unit newly installed in the R8) is tipped to transmit the power instead of the six-speed manual or robotized gearboxes in the outgoing Gallardo or the rapid but unrefined ISR transmission in the Aventador. Expect weight to be trimmed thanks to Lamborghini's further experimentation with carbon fiber production techniques, helping the Cabrera do better than hold its own with newer, fresher competition like the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren 12C.


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      legacy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cabrera. Not to be confused with Carrera.... Hopefully, this isn't the official name.
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @legacy
        Gallardo, not to be confused with Gall Lardo.....yeah that name may stick
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bonehead
          Gall Lardo ain't a car you idiot
        Koenigsegg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @legacy
        Cabrera sounds awesome
        carnut0913
        • 1 Year Ago
        @legacy
        more likely to be confused with TVR Cerbera by the rank and file, not that the rank and file know what a TVR Cerbera is
      dss10
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why did they name it after a giant south american Rat?
        Brex
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dss10
        As usual, it's named for a line of fighting bulls.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dss10
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      Jacel
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is the stubbiest looking lambo ever!!!! by a lot!!!
      Antony Popov
      • 1 Year Ago
      Actually at the last picture in the back, isnt there a non-camouflaged one (in black)?!
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a feeling this will be better and more fun to drive than the bigger Aventador.
      k_m94
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know why everyone's calling it Cabrera when Lamborghini themselves never lead on that it would be called that. In fact, if anything, it's most likely to be called Deimos, given that Lamborghini trademarked the name about a year ago.
        ACURA23CL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @k_m94
        Good point! Even the Aventador was being rumored pretty strongly to be called the "Jota" before it was officially unveiled.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope they get this right. The Gallardo is a tough act to follow and Lamborghini has seemed to focus far more on styling than performance lately.
      ffelix422
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gallardo was striking when it arrived but stayed to long. Even the styling tweaks got old fast. The hope is that Ghini will not try and make a Jr. Mercie.
      Nick
      • 7 Months Ago
      good lookin car liked to get behide the wheel
      Car nerd #1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Eye candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 👍
      • 1 Year Ago
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