According to a recent report in German auto pub Auto Motor und Sport the replacement for Lamborghini’s flagship Murciélago won’t arrive until 2012. This means the current Murcie will have to hold on for an additional two (or possibly even three) years before it bows out. This will give the raging bull a total production run of 11 years – the same as the Diablo before it.
Lambos can typically have such a long production run due to the ultra-modern styling and excessive amounts of horsepower, both of which ensure the cars aren’t overshadowed easily.
Lamborghini also tends to release several special edition and even higher performance models to keep up interest its vehicles. So far these have included the LP640 as well as the 40th Anniversary and Versace editions, in both coupe and roadster versions.
More recently the company has also introduced the LP650-4 and the amazing LP670-4 SuperVeloce. We expect that before the Murcie exits the stage, we’ll see at least one other amazing version.
As for the 2012 successor, it is expected to use an aluminum chassis, as opposed to the steel one used in the Murcie. This should help to reduce weight significantly. The chassis itself may be a modified version of the R8 platform with a long wheelbase and very short overhangs. All-wheel drive will continue to be used, as will a V12 engine.
[Source: Auto Motor und Sport via Autoblog]