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Is this the sound of Lamborghini Gallardo’s new successor?

November 27, 2013, 02:10 PM IST by Fleme Varkey
Is this the sound of Lamborghini Gallardo’s new successor?

This question is being put to us by the Italian supercar makers themselves. Lamborghini has released the first teaser for the highly-anticipated Gallardo successor which could be called the Cabrera. A microsite - www.hexagonproject.com - offers visitors a chance to "Discover the roar of the new creature from Lamborghini." Speculation is that this could be either the Cabrera, or the track-only version of the Sesto Elemento concept or a car which the company may call as Deimos.

The teaser shows a black and grey video which features a push button ignition, once a user clicks on it, an engine revs and lets one hear the spirited roar of the upcoming model. Watch the teaser here.

If we were to look at the rumours on the Interweb, we have three possibilities. A recent report by Caranddriver says that they previously discovered a Lamborghini trademark application for “Deimos”—the Greek god of terror and dread—and the Italian marque very rarely trademarks a badge it doesn’t intend to use.

It could also be Sesto Elemento’s engine, as Autoblog speculates, because Sesto Elemento means "sixth element" in Italian, and the sixth element on the periodic table is carbon. Carbon atoms have six protons, and they actually form hexagons. So, the Hexagon Project could hint at the Sesto Elemento.

Until now, most are attributing the roar to the Cabrera. The ad also has a line which reads, “That will be just the beginning”, proof enough that Lamborghini is in no mood to give up the game and that there will be further mysterious teasers from them.

Yesterday, we reported how the Italian carmaker bade goodbye to its last unit of the Gallardo and that in all probability, the Cabrera will be filling its entry-level slot. Though official specs have not been revealed, we expect that the car could come equipped with a naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that produces approximately 600bhp. The engine will likely be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which could enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in roughly 3.2 seconds.

The Cabrera is set to launch at the Geneva Motor Show and go on sale some time later.

 
Tags:Lamborghini,Lamborghini Gallardo,Deimos,Gallardo,Cabrera,Sesto Elemento concept,Lamborghini engine teaser
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