Lamborghini Gallardo successor spied testing on track

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Lamborghini Gallardo successor spied testing on track

The gorgeous Lamborghini Gallardo may be the go-to sportscar for rappers, sportsmen and well-heeled Kuwaiti businessmen but the model is celebrating its tenth birthday this year.

That number equates to around 70-years-old in the rapidly changing car world so it is with great excitement that Lambo fans can finally look forward to an equally exotic replacement.

Dubbed the Cabrera, the successor is said to use the same fundamental platform as Audi's accomplished R8 supercar and it will also share its advanced naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine.

But in true Italian flamboyance, that unit will be fettled to produce a rumoured 600+bhp and it will be linked to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox for lightning quick cog swaps.

The Cabrera will also make use of expensive lightweight materials such as carbon fibre and fibreglass to keep kerb weight to an absolute minimum and performance figures at their most impressive.

Expect a 0-62mph sprint time of around 3.2 seconds and a top speed in excess of 190mph.

The car won't be hitting showrooms until 2015, with an open-top version slated to follow in its wake, but you can enjoy a video of the test mule bombing around the Nurburgring below.