A new report is out surrounding Lamborghini and the launch of its successor to the Gallardo, destined for 2014. CARandDRIVER was able to sit down to Lamborghini America’s chief operating officer, Michael Lock.
Word is that the next generation Gallardo replacement will have a more streamlined lineup and will be available in either rear- or all-wheel drive. Lock apparently told C/D that buyers of the current Gallardo mostly walked in with clear idea of what kind of Gallardo they wanted: either rear- or all-wheel drive. That said, the streamlining will help make buying choices and configurations easier.
Coupes, convertibles, and lighter-weight models will be offered again, but not in as many different forms as previous.
In more unfortunate news, the manual transmission option seems to be disappearing for the new model as Lamborghini’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann told C/D a year ago that Lamborghini is “done with the manual,” and that’s not changing. The Gallardo successor is expected to get a dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Though, because it was a dated interview, there’s still a chance that Lamborghini could reconsider.
– By: Chris Chin