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Lamborghini Murcielago Replacement Test Mule First Spy Photos

 Lamborghini Murcielago Replacement Test Mule First Spy Photos
Lamborghini Murcielago Test Mule Spy Photos

The supercar wars are alive and going strong. Today spy snappers caught the first test mule of the new Lamborghini supercar set to replace the Murcielago. With Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin, Pagani and Mercedes AMG all working on new supercars, there is no reason for Lamborghini to get left behind.

Although this Murcielago body shell could just be a power train mule, there is evidence that the new body will have a wider track as seen in the slightly flared out fenders. We can also see most clearly the RoaDyn wheel force measurement apparatus attached to the wheels.

Consistent with the recent Lamborghini Estoque Concept, it is speculated Lamborghini will once again reach back into their rich history and resurrect the Jota name, a one-off Miura from 1970.

If rumours play true, this new Lambo will switch to an aluminum space frame instead of the current steel tube frame with carbon fiber extensions.

Body design will take some influence from the Reventon and most body parts will be made of carbon fiber. Roof and doors will probably be made from aluminum.

Engine could be a revised 6.5-liter V12 with direct injection delivering upwards of 700 horsepower to all four wheels.

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Comments (26)

 CarMainiac CarMainiac
I have a lot of respect for lamborghini's, but is this meant to be replacement? seriously is it? because see anything difference from the current one even though its a concept
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October 1, 2009 4:21 pm
 alessandro alessandro
Even R8 deserves his chance to be beautiful like Lamborhgini. Peaople in Lambo's design centre can for example paint or decorate them in order to add some culture to that car too.
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October 25, 2008 7:24 pm
 AG4 AG4
"If rumours play true, this new Lambo will switch to an aluminum space frame instead of the current steel tube frame with carbon fiber extensions." Finally! The current Murcielago is a heavy car, Lamborghini can't just keep on increasing the size of the V12 just to offset the car's heavy weight.
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October 24, 2008 10:06 am
 wisp wisp
Same DNA.
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October 24, 2008 9:14 am
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
allow me to say FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!! i love the murcielago but it has been around for too long SIDENOTE that reply was supposed to go to motorjedi
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October 24, 2008 6:14 am
 Airbag Airbag
2010-11 probably? I hope it loses some weight, frankly it will need to if it is to keep up.
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October 24, 2008 4:26 am
 motorjedi motorjedi
Yes, I'm guessing end-2010 at least. We still have to see the Murcielago SV.
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October 24, 2008 2:46 am
 michelin901 michelin901
im sure it wont be out anytime soon. the murcielago still hasnt covered the diablos lifespan plus it still looks great. no rush
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October 24, 2008 2:12 am
 shaahinmt shaahinmt
i hope they stay away from making it Reventon looking and more Miura(or Jotta) looking, c'z Reventon is so stupid looking.
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October 23, 2008 11:35 pm
 911fnatic 911fnatic
Nothing wrong with the current Murcielago but good news anyway ;p
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October 23, 2008 11:19 pm
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
they have done a good job covering it up... but the rims kinda give it away
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October 23, 2008 10:30 pm
 kimbo kimbo
this is going to be an amazing car.
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October 23, 2008 8:38 pm
 _M7_ _M7_
700 hp woooooo I spect somthing more cool than the murcielago this time
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October 23, 2008 8:30 pm
 mmr66 mmr66
when is it expected to come out?
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October 23, 2008 7:27 pm
 munch997 munch997
new countach? that will look extreme, mabey more so than the reventon
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October 23, 2008 7:24 pm
 IpsesNipse IpsesNipse
It cant seriously be named Jota.
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October 23, 2008 6:40 pm
 paula1105 paula1105
now THIS is seriously hot.
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October 23, 2008 6:18 pm
 need4speed need4speed
the murcielago put lamborghini back on the sportscar map, i can only hope that the next generation lambo (jota?) will keep it firmly there.
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October 23, 2008 5:41 pm
 afterace2 afterace2
i love those rims :P
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October 23, 2008 5:22 pm
 foose1397 foose1397
wider...wow, lambo's are already one of the largest supercars. Looking forward to there stuff tho
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October 23, 2008 5:04 pm
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