Late yesterday afternoon, photos of the Lamborghini Murcielago replacement surfaced on Facebook and were thought to be new spy shots of the upcoming Italian supercar. Eventually, word got out that the pictures were taken at an official Lamborghini event, attended by a few lucky journalists.
Unlike the real spy photos we published in October, the camouflage on this prototype is just a thin layer of tape. As well as revealing the orange paintwork, the lesser cameo also unveils many design cues. The new range-topping Lambo’s shape has been clearly inspired by the limited edition Reventon.
The front of the car bears the most evident resemblance to the Reventon due to the "edgy" styling of the bumper. The lines of the body are more aggressive compared to the Murcielago, which defines the silhouette better. We have no idea how big the new car is, but the way designers played with lines, curves and sharp edges, makes it look even sleeker than Lambo's outgoing supercar
Many things could change until we’ll see the production version, but, from what we’ve seen up until now, the new supercar, dubbed by some Jota, while others bet their money on the Aventador nameplate, seems to be a looker. Throw in an awesome 700 hp 6.5-liter V12 and you’ve got a winner.
By Csaba Daradics