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Lamborghini has just released the first of six teaser images for its next super sports car; the successor to the outrageous Murcielago. Set to debut at the Paris Auto Show on September 30th, the Italian automaker will release five more snapshots of the upcoming supercar.
Rumored to be called the Jota (among other things), rumors suggest the latest in a long line up V12 powered Lambos will focus a great deal on weight savings. In fact, the Murcielago successor will get a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, similar to the McLaren MP4-12C, Lexus LFA and Aston Martin One-77. Power is expected to reach the 700-hp mark thanks t0 direct-injection and with a curb weight of just 3,300 lbs it should hit 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds and blast on to a top speed of 230-mph.
AutoGuide will be on hand in Paris with full coverage of the Paris Auto Show. Plus, we’ll be sure to bring you the next five teaser images as they’re released.
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.
Italian automaker may resurrect the Jota name
Recently spy photographers captured a Lamborghini out testing on the Nürburgring, and while it was speculated this model might be the upcoming replacement for the Murciélago, that seems unlikely – especially as that car won’t debut until 2012.
Instead it appears as though Lamborghini might be resurrecting the Jota name and building a track version (or more likely a track-oriented) version of the Murcie.
Autogspot is reporting from their sources the Lamborghini is in fact preparing a new model, with an engine based on the 6.4-liter V12 monster that powers all of the top-level Lambos.
Apparently the wheelbase will be shorter and the car will be wider – which is certainly in keeping with the way the car spotted on the Nürburgring looks.
Light-weight materials will also be used, including plenty of carbon fiber for the body panels.