The successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo is set to launch sometime in 2014, with a more simplified list of variations on the model.
Even for the most passionate Lamborghini enthusiast, the Gallardo has gotten so many model iterations that it’s mind numbing. According to Lamborghini America COO Michael Lock, the Gallardo’s successor will have a more streamlined range – not just for financial sense, but to simplify it for the customer.
What will be made available are rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options to go along with the coupe and convertible variants. In addition, customers will be able to opt for a lighter-weight model, though not necessarily in a particular configuration. For example, there’s a good chance we won’t see an all-wheel drive, lighter-weight convertible.
The Italian automaker also confirmed that the Gallardo successor will not come with a manual transmission option. Sales of manual-equipped Gallardos have been very weak, to the point that its successor will be available exclusively with a dual-clutch gearbox.
[Source: Car and Driver]