Lamborghini Murcielago Replacement Test Mule First Spy Photos

Lamborghini Murcielago Test Mule 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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Andra-Bravc Andra-Bravc
Yes this is now lamborghini aventador. Gallado got replaced with similar huracan. Dont really like them. Im a fan of countach
Jul 15th, 2015 8:49pm
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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
Oct 1st, 2009 11:21pm
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CarMainiac CarMainiac
I have a lot of respect for lamborghini's, but is this meant to be the new replacement? seriously is it? because i dont see any difference from the current model, even though its a concept.
Oct 1st, 2009 11:25pm
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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.
Oct 26th, 2008 2:24am
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"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.
Oct 24th, 2008 5:06pm
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wisp wisp
Same DNA.
Oct 24th, 2008 4:14pm
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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
Oct 24th, 2008 1:14pm
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Airbag Airbag
2010-11 probably? I hope it loses some weight, frankly it will need to if it is to keep up.
Oct 24th, 2008 11:26am
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motorjedi motorjedi
Yes, I'm guessing end-2010 at least. We still have to see the Murcielago SV.
Oct 24th, 2008 9:46am
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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
Oct 24th, 2008 9:12am
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
i believe that lamborghini made the lp640 instead of the sv
Oct 24th, 2008 1:10pm
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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.
Oct 24th, 2008 6:35am
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booost booost
Nothing wrong with the current Murcielago but good news anyway ;p
Oct 24th, 2008 6:19am
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
they have done a good job covering it up... but the rims kinda give it away
Oct 24th, 2008 5:30am
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alessandro alessandro
There is no rim design but sensor units on wheels.
Oct 27th, 2008 3:16pm
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kimbo kimbo
this is going to be an amazing car.
Oct 24th, 2008 3:38am
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_M7_ _M7_
700 hp woooooo I spect somthing more cool than the murcielago this time
Oct 24th, 2008 3:30am
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mmr66 mmr66
when is it expected to come out?
Oct 24th, 2008 2:27am
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munch997 munch997
new countach? that will look extreme, mabey more so than the reventon
Oct 24th, 2008 2:24am
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IpsesNipse IpsesNipse
It cant seriously be named Jota.
Oct 24th, 2008 1:40am
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unknownuser unknownuser
Could it be the Urus or the Ljartiida?
Oct 24th, 2008 2:32am
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paula1105 paula1105
now THIS is seriously hot.
Oct 24th, 2008 1:18am
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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.
Oct 24th, 2008 12:41am
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afterace2 afterace2
i love those rims :P
Oct 24th, 2008 12:22am
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foose1397 foose1397
wider...wow, lambo's are already one of the largest supercars. Looking forward to there stuff tho
Oct 24th, 2008 12:04am
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