Lamborghini has released the second teaser for the successor of the Lamborghini Murcielago as well as a sports car manifesto.
Weight. It’s the enemy of all sports car enthusiasts, and the necessary accompaniment to almost every new regulation, whether it originates with safety or fuel economy in mind. Lamborghini can’t change the global political climate, so it’s changing the way it builds its cars. The solution? More carbon fiber. Lots more.
According to Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Lamborghini, the average weight of the company’s cars has increased by 1,100 pounds since the mid-1980s, due almost entirely to additive regulations. Obviously safety can’t be sacrificed, nor can performance, so the only answer is less weight.