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Offline mhh

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It's going to look very nice I reckon.


http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/Lamborghinis-new-2011-V12-continues-testing/

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Lamborghini's new 2011 V12 continues testing
Tim Pollard

These are the latest spy photos of the new Lamborghini V12 – the 2011 successor to the testosterone-fuelled Murcielago. All being well, we should see the new Lambo V12 at the Geneva motor show in spring 2011.

Although slightly grainy, these are CAR's clearest spy shots yet of the new, unnamed Lamborghini supercar. The classic wedge shape, that's characterised Lambos since the 1973 Countach, is intact and the rear deck appears even more sloping today in a homage to the classical teardrop shape.

Big air scoops, too. Is the new Lambo mid-engined, V12 etc etc?

Spot on. The V12 – expected to be equipped with direct injection now – is again mounted amidships, and the plethora of cooling vents peppering the bodywork suggests it's a big lump with a hungry appetite for oxygen. And the second, rear spy photo shows off the mother of all central exhaust pipes.

At the front we can see more clearly the Reventon-inspired front end, with large angular air intakes dominating the visage. We're assured the scissor doors remain.

Sounds just like a Murcielago. What's new?

The tech underneath the equally dramatic bodywork. We recently asked CEO Stephan Winkelmann what to expect from the new V12 and he refused point blank to comment. 'We never talk about the future,' he dithered. 'The point is, we sell emotions. If we talk about what might happen, they might wait. And that’s not good.'

It's a fair point after a year when Lamborghini sales slumped by 37% to 1515 cars. Lamborghini is banking on a slow recovery but its pledge to launch a new model or derivative every year will help.

So will Lamborghini's mission to add lightness to its cars. The new Murcielago replacement is going to be crafted almost exclusively from composites, with a plastic tub instead of a steel spaceframe. Today's car already uses carbonfibre bodywork – and the entire shell weighs just 303kg.

Engineers in Sant'Agata are working alongside staff from Boeing, who have developed the world's first commercial aircraft – the Type 787 Dreamliner – to use composites for more than 50% of its construction. This helps it use a fifth less fuel, reports Boeing.



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It's going to look very nice I reckon.


because it seems to have some Ferrari like curves and influences.... the sides smack a little of (25 yr old) Testarossa!



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because it seems to have some Ferrari like curves and influences.... the sides smack a little of (25 yr old) Testarossa!

I think you are right!



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Will be interesting to see the finished car. Will be hard to top the LP640/LP670 IMO, both of those were near perfect  :melting:






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Holy crap!!!!!



Those side vents look like they could eat little children!!!!!    :eek:



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Holy crap!!!!!



Those side vents look like they could eat little children!!!!!    :eek:

or it could slam down a slab of VB  :doh:
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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As the end of the line draws near for Lamborghini's top-of-the-line Murcielago, speculation abounds about what its replacement, the Jota, will offer.

It'll be a sad day when Lamborghini rolls its last Murcielago out of the factory in Sant'Agata in Italy. But the smiles won't be gone for long if its replacement - the new Lamborghini Jota - looks this good.

Scheduled to debut at the Paris motor show in October, the Jota is likely to carry over some of the design elements of both the Lamborghini Reventon and the four-door Estoque.

As Drive's exclusive image rendering shows, the appearance of the Jota will likely be dominated by sharp body lines and gaping air intakes, and some other neat features include all-LED headlights and shorter overhangs front and rear for an even more purposeful stance.

The Jota will make use of lightweight carbon-fibre body panelling, as well as some aluminium components, most likely the doors and roof.

The current Lamborghini Murcielago is far from dainty (weighing in at 1650kg), but there are whispers that the new Jota's kerb weight will drop substantially (potentially as much as 150kg), thanks in part to its lighter shell, but also due to Lamborghini switching to an aluminium space frame - the same space frame as is used in Audi's R8 supercar.

Details leaking from Italy suggest the new Lamborghini is set to be powered by a new direct injection 7.0-litre V12 engine pumping out a massive 525kW and 700Nm of torque - replacing the Murcielago's 6.5-litre, 471kW/660Nm unit - and it is reportedly going to be able to sprint from 0-100km/h in just three seconds, while the Jota's top speed is said to be higher than 360km/h.

The engine is likely to be teamed up to an all-new seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which will send the power to all four wheels.

The Jota could also be the first Lamborghini to be fitted with a hybrid powertrain. Speculation is rife that the Jota will offer a petrol-electric model, as well as fuel saving technologies like stop-start and brake-energy regeneration.

If you're wondering where the name Jota comes from, this should help: Jota is how you pronounce "J" in Spanish - there was a Lamborghini Jota in the 1970s, which was an exclusive version of the Miura that was built to comply to the FIA's "Appendix J" racing regulations.

The Miura Jota was a one-off car, and sadly it was crashed by its owner and it burnt to the ground. There was also a Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota edition, but this is the first time the Jota name will be used exclusively for its own model.

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/lamborghinis-v12-jota-20100504-u6d3.html



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