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Goatherding Cabrera: Gallant Gallardo Replacement To Pack 600 HP, Supercharger?

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Bicolore

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Bicolore

Everyone knows Lamborghini names its cars after famous fighting bulls. But those names also have Spanish meanings--and while Gallardo means "gallant" in its mother tongue, its replacement's name isn't as elegant: Cabrera means "goatherder" in Catalan and Spanish. Whatever the nominal designation, however, the Cabrera could be a powerhouse, according to the latest rumors.

We've already heard power figures in the upper-500-horsepower range for the Cabrera, but the latest talk centers around an even bigger figure: 600 horsepower, plus a supercharger. Fans of all things fast will smile with glee if that bit proves true, recognizing the easy aftermarket potential for a factory-forced-induction setup.

Beyond those new pieces of information, however, the Cabrera's nature is largely as previously speculated: lots of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and other weight-saving measures, all-wheel drive, a V-10 engine, and familiar, if updated, Lamborghini styling.

For more on Lamborghini's future plans, be sure to check out our preview here.

[L'Automobile]

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  1. Love it.....While everyone else is building supercars to run on humming bird farts Lamborghini has decided to go horsepower crazy! Oh how I love these guys... Should we assume the usually green Germans that now own them are tied up in Santa Agata's basement sporting gag balls? A quick tour of the internet and you'll see Germans are into that too...
     
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  2. I would doubt the supercharger, mostly because Lambo got 700 out of the Aventador's V12 without one, so I bet this car gets DI, but no forced induction.
     
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  3. Who knows, maybe they'll have a supercharged V8
     
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  4. They will probably stick with the V10, but you may be right Greg, after all the Audi R8 is based on the Gallardo and has a V8 (though it is not supercharged)
     
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