Home / Auto News / News article: Murcielago Successor Teased: Will Lose Scissor Doors, Gain Carbon Chassis to Save Weight - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jun 02 2010, 8:19 AM

A single teaser image of the successor to the incredible Lamborghini Murciélago has been revealed by an insider source at TeamSpeed. And while the photo doesn’t show much, there’s plenty of info to go along with it.

Notably absent on the new Murcie (rumored to be called the Jota) are the trademark scissor doors. Apparently the decision was made to reduce weight on the massive supercar – something Lamborghini has made a top priority. But far more weight will be saved by switching to a carbon fiber moncoque chassis, similar to the McLaren MP4-12C or Lexus LFA. This should make for an overall curb weight of roughly 3,300 lbs.

Power will reach at least 700-hp thanks to a direct-injection V12 engine, with a 0-62 mph time of roughly 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 230-mph.

The successor to the Murciélago is set to debut this September at the Paris Auto Show, with VIP and dealer showings (as well as the official announcement of the car’s name) in July.

[Source: TeamSpeed]