Board: Lamborghini Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread

    What’s Coming From Lamborghini: More Aventadors, new Gallardo, Urus crossover .


    Lamborghini lost money in 2009, 2010 and 2011, but the outlook for 2012 is a little brighter thanks to booming markets like China and thanks to the Aventador, which is a runaway success. It’s too bad that production is still only running at about 50 percent of capacity due to slower-than-expected assembly processes and more extensive quality control measures. Nonetheless, Lamborghini is readying new Aventador offerings—plus a whole lot more.

    Aventador roadster and GT

    At the Detroit auto show in January, we should see the Aventador roadster. Unlike the open-top Murcielago, which was bedeviled by an infuriatingly complex removable top, Lamborghini’s next attempt is allegedly much more straightforward, with a pair of easily removable panels.

    A few months later, at Geneva 2013, the Italian sports car maker is planning to show a roomier and slightly softer-edged Aventador GT. This top-secret new coupe may feature an extended wheelbase, two small rear jump seats, and a different door concept, probably with short rear suicide panels. Details are still sketchy, but it is clear that a GT would have to be shaped less aggressively than the mid-engine two-seater it’s based on. At this point, it’s unclear whether and when the GT will evolve from show car to production model. It’s not a question of feasibility but more of an investment and marketing issue.

    The most extreme Aventador is the SV (Superveloce), due in 2014. Its 6.5-liter V-12 delivers 750 horsepower instead of 700. After the mid-cycle update due in late 2015, the output jumps to an even more awesome 770 hp, which corresponds to a very muscular power-to-weight ratio of 4.2 pounds/hp. In all, the Aventador is expected to enjoy a life cycle of eight years, whereas its predecessor, the Murcielago, was on the market for over nine years.


    Ultra-rare and ultra-expensive Sesto Elemento

    Also expected in 2013 is the return of the Sesto Elemento, which will be priced at just under two million Euro ($2.5 million). Although all 20 units are already spoken for, public sightings will likely be scarce since the car is not street legal. Tipping the scales at a mere 2202 pounds (999 kilograms), the black, bespoilered beauty fuses Lamboghini’s carbon-fiber know-how with the Supertrofeo racing pedigree. Like all future products from Sant’Agata Bolognese, the V-10-engined supercar was designed by Filippo Perini and his team. The high-tech crowd-stopper is expected to be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and will top 219 mph (350 kph)—that’s F1 performance wrapped in a two-seater body.

    Gearing up for the next Gallardo

    Launched in 2003, the aging Gallardo is not doing too well anymore. A minor facelift due at this fall’s Paris auto show, however, may give the car a short-term boost. The new, third-generation Gallardo is expected to be revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show. The next Gallardo will again be twinned with the Audi R8. Speaking of the R8, the new, second-generation R8 won’t arrive before mid 2014. Since it will almost certainly be offered only in V-10 guise (no V-8 next time), it moves dangerously close to its Italian sister model, the maximum difference in power output being a scant 55 hp.

    Both cars are based on Audi’s brand-new modular sports car system (MSS). This architecture will last only for a single product cycle before being superseded by the new modular sports car architecture (MSA) under development at Porsche that will serve the entire Volkswagen group. The next-generation Gallardo loses 66 pounds, will accelerate in 3.4 seconds from 0 to 62 mph, tops 203 mph, and sees a 15 percent improvement in fuel economy. One year after the Gallardo coupe, the Gallardo Spyder arrives. For late 2015, insiders are predicting a Superleggera, with 590 hp. After the mid-cycle facelift scheduled for 2017, we can brace ourselves for the 600-plus-hp Performante.


    Lambo crossover to be least expensive model

    Assuming it gets the nod for production, the least expensive Lamborghini will soon be the Urus crossover first shown at Bejing this spring. The target price for the new CUV is in the area of 170,000 Euro ($215,000), which is about 20,000 Euro ($25,000) less than the new Gallardo should command. The potential annual sales volume is pegged at 3000 units, which means that the Urus would instantly triple the brand’s presence in the marketplace. Obviously influenced by the much-acclaimed four-door Estoque design exercise, the sporty four-door crossover is based on the same architecture as the next Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne/Volkswagen Touareg, and upcoming Bentley SUV. Likely to be launched in late 2016, the aluminum-intensive Urus should comfortably undercut the two-ton weight threshold. Although a hybrid drivetrain (co-developed with Porsche and Audi) is a distinct possibility, the mainstay engine will be a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 rated at 600 hp and 488 pound-feet of torque. If everything goes to plan, the Lamborghini CUV should be profitable enough to fund a fourth model range. How about a sporty front-engine, 2+2-seater along the lines of the 400GT, the Espada, the Islero, and the Jarama?





    Re: What’s Coming From Lamborghini: More Aventadors, new Gallardo, Urus crossover .

    So the takeaway is don't buy the new Gallardo, the R8 will be the bargain and probably chipable to regain most of the lost 55hp between it and the Gallardo.

    But then don't purchase either because in 4 years the new MSA architecture will be available.

    Re: What’s Coming From Lamborghini: More Aventadors, new Gallardo, Urus crossover .

    Wow, i thought Lambo was doing quite well recently.. I am surprised to read they have been running losses.. and that with Audi internals. enlightened

    Re: What’s Coming From Lamborghini: More Aventadors, new Gallardo, Urus crossover .


    Wow, i thought Lambo was doing quite well recently.. I am surprised to read they have been running losses.. and that with Audi internals. enlightened

    Same here Smiley

    Re: What’s Coming From Lamborghini: More Aventadors, new Gallardo, Urus crossover .

    No surprise about the losses since they have had no new model for a number of years. If quality control has improved hopefully we will see better warranty on offer like the competition. 



    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 10/13/18 7:49 PM
    390047 5041
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 10/14/18 11:37 PM
    316952 1950
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 10/22/18 3:31 PM
    231931 2644
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 7/21/18 6:45 AM
    208542 1067
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 10/22/18 9:04 AM
    180944 2653
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 10/22/18 3:21 PM
    110200 2238
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 9/25/18 7:06 AM
    30209 315
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    13363 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    12693 31
    Porsche 918 latest news Thread Closed 11/6/17 10:43 AM
    613528 5574
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    514252 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    482189 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    274318 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/22/18 7:45 AM
    257538 2574
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    190600 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 10/22/18 6:13 AM
    184393 1655
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 10/15/18 10:07 AM
    175230 3187
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    142007 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 10/7/18 8:43 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    136510 2187
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    126952 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    111119 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106022 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 10/22/18 8:05 AM
    79811 1067
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    65683 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    56805 423
    Lambo Huracán Performante in "6.52 something" at the Ring? 11/7/17 12:30 AM
    49784 852
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/29/17 12:27 PM
    45670 471
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    42597 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    40865 597
    Others Tesla Roadster 10/21/18 8:07 AM
    40007 1353
    305 items found, displaying 1 to 30.