Lamborghini Cabrera to Have 600-HP, Seven-Speed DCT

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The successor to the highly successful Lamborghini Gallardo will be revealed early next year and the first details of the car, reportedly named the Cabrera, are starting to surface.

The exotic sports car will be powered by a 5.2-liter, V10 engine that currently powers the Gallardo LP 570-4 but will be modified to have an output of around 600 horsepower. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, replacing the single-clutch e-gear automated manual. As a result, the Gallardo will deliver much improved daily driveability.

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The Cabrera is expected to share its platform with the 2015 Audi R8 which means expect plenty of aluminum and carbon fiber to help lighten the load. It is believed the two-wheel-drive variants will weight as little as 2,865 pounds.

Naturally, a convertible is expected to join the lineup a year later.

[Source: Autocar UK]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Sep 03, 2013

    Oh I'm sure Porsche are thrilled with the name Cabrera. Maybe they should've called it the Cabrn to avoid confusion (that way AUDI R8 drivers who get called that would take it as a compliment)