No manual gearbox for Lamborghini Gallardo successor, RWD version considered

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept live in Paris 29.09.2010
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept live in Paris 29.09.2010

To get a new bull name.

The Lamborghini Gallardo will turn 10 next year so it’s time for a proper successor, not just another special/limited edition. It will get a new bull name and is expected to borrow some of the technology that the Italian automaker developed for the Sesto Elemento.

It will have a naturally-aspirated engine without hybrid technology and will be offered without a manual gearbox. Lamborghini’s commercial director Fintan Knight recently revealed to CarAdvice during the Australian International Motor Show that there is still room for a rear-wheel drive version, adding that the car will be launched “sometime in the future”.

Lamborghini has refreshed the Gallardo lineup recently by introducing the LP 560-4 facelift, the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica and the 2013 Spyder. Since these updated models will be out in about a month or so, it’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing the successor of the Gallardo before the middle of next year.

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Ivo_205 Ivo_205
Sure they can
Oct 22nd, 2012 5:10pm
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JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
Something to think about is the fact that most automatics are now much faster shifting than a manual and most good automatics are faster than their manual conterparts .
Oct 21st, 2012 6:35am
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NYyanks NYyanks
That's true, but I personally enjoy the fun of driving and being in complete control, but that's just me.
Oct 21st, 2012 6:36pm
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SegiLp SegiLp
Right, but automatics cant give you the joy a manual does.
Oct 22nd, 2012 8:16am
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
What changed everything was Volkswagen unveiling its "Direkt-Schalt-Getriebe" (DSG) dual-clutch transmission with electronic controls, which made it possible for a transmission that shifted faster than any human can. Porsche's version, the "Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe" (PDK), actually allows just about every Porsche model equipped with PDK to lap most race tracks _faster_ than Porsche with a manual transmission.
Oct 22nd, 2012 2:50pm
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JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
Before both of those the Porsche Tipatronic is the transmission that started the clutchless shifting revolution that lead to the PDK and DSG of today .
Oct 22nd, 2012 3:43pm
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JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
The car as a rolling computer has also made it possible .
Oct 22nd, 2012 3:44pm
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
this has to be the most overdue car in all the auto-industry, no joke
Oct 20th, 2012 3:09am
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NYyanks NYyanks
I thought it was the Chevy Impala and Volvo XC90 lol
Oct 20th, 2012 7:41am
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Aygo Aygo
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is launching soon, so I guess it's the latter; the XC90.
Oct 20th, 2012 7:10pm
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NYyanks NYyanks
What a shame there will be no manual for this successor. A RWD version is great, but it should be paired with a manual transmission as a proper car. Other than that, that's incredible how the Gallardo has been around for almost 10 years already. wow.
Oct 20th, 2012 1:09am
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edd_lg edd_lg
Rich people get more stupid, a manual is too complicated for them. Looks like the 911, Corvette and Viper will be the last manual sportscars.
Oct 20th, 2012 2:21am
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NYyanks NYyanks
I have a humble 1992 BMW 325i 5spd Manual, I absolutely love my car for the sheer factor of having fun. A friend of mine has a 1998 BMW M3 5spd Manual and I've driven that too, it's even better, but anyways you are absolutely 100% correct. It's such a tragedy that people have such money but don't have the skill that these cars require (or in 2012, these cars SHOULD require).
Oct 20th, 2012 2:34am
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