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Lamborghini Murcielago: New spy shots of successor!

Lamborghini Murcielago

The successor of the Lamborghini Murcielago has been scooped from a distance.

So you’ve spotted the strakes in the side intakes then? And of course the wedge shape was going to remain, emphasised by the short length – today’s Murcielago is shorter than a Mondeo. Expect the final design to be Reventon-inspired and a strong step forward from today’s Murci, but it’ll still be a Lamborghini and it’ll definitely be dramatic – scissors doors will (of course) be present.

Like today’s Murcielago the next-gen supercar will have carbonfibre bodywork, but the new bull from Sant’Agata will also have a carbon composite tub instead of the welded steel spaceframe used by the current car. The lightweight diet will mean that, despite coming with four-wheel drive, the Murcielago’s replacement should dip well under 1500kg.

Power will come from a naturally aspirated, direct-injection V12; displacements of 6.0 and 7.0-litres have been rumoured but whatever the engine size this new Italian supercar will have over 700bhp.