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  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
Lamborghini is expected to drop the sheet on its replacement for the Gallardo later this month (think of it as an automotive Festivus gift), which means that speculation on the new supercar's looks and performance is reaching a fever pitch. While the discussion centers on powertrains, though, we're overlooking something equally important - the car's name.

We've been operating under the impression that it would be named Cabrera, after the Detroit Tigers eight-time All-Star and Triple-Crown-winning first baseman a famous line of fighting bulls, as per Lamborghini tradition. Now comes word that Lambo might be moving away from the bovine nomenclature, based on a 2012 trademark filing for the name Huracan. (Of course, it's entirely possible that Lambo historians will dig up some dusty lineage on a fighting bull with a breezy name).

That's left some wondering if the collective auto industry has it wrong. As AutoExpress points out, though, the Huracan trademark was filed at the same time the Italian brand registered the "Urus" name for its SUV concept. During that filing, Lambo also registered the name "Deimos," so really, this should all be taken with a grain of salt.

Whatever the car that will replace the Gallardo is called, we can expect to see it in the very near future.


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      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is it really that hard to believe that there is at least one bull named 'Huracán'? I think it's pretty likely that there have been hundreds of bulls with that name.
      DjBabel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Been digging on the web and it appears the Huracan was in fact a "Jaripeo" famous bull, which is a Mexican Charro sport similar to the American rodeo and not a proper fighting bull breed, used by Lambo to name their cars, still like the name more than Cabrera tho...
        William Flesher
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DjBabel
        Nice dig! I suppose we'll know the official name at the official unveiling, but I like your research and interpretation. I appreciate Lamborghini's "bull based" naming scheme. It certainly beats the boring (and increasingly meaningless) alpha-numeric BS that so many brands use to sound more "German Premium".
      Max Forte
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not interested in this crappy overpriced VW but i do like da white Toyota Avensis SW in the last pic.
      The Law
      • 1 Year Ago
      What bull was named "Huracan"?