Lamborghini Gallardo successor coming in 2013 image

The Italian based automaker Lamborghini is planning to introduce the replacement for the Gallardo supercar next year.

Lamborghini Gallardo’s successor is expected to ride on the new MSS architecture (Modular Sports Car) which will also underpin the next generation of the Audi R8, which will increase the parts commonality between the two models by up to 15-20 percent more than the current generations. The replacement of the Gallardo is expected to be powered by an upgraded V10 engine, which will generate approximately 600 horsepower and it will be mated to a dual-clutch transmission.

“We always say that design is not an evolution but a revolution, and this will be the philosophy of the follow-up to the Gallardo”, as the company’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, told, also adding that the model will come in 2013.

As a small reminder, the Lamborghini Gallardo has been in production ever since 2003 and it’s being assembled in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, coming in two body styles: two-door coupe and two-door spyder, with a mid-engine, four-wheel drive layout and rear-wheel drive for the Valentino Balboni Edition. The Gallardo is available with two engine choices, 5.0 liter V10 and 5.2 liter V10, being 4,345 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,165 mm tall. More details on the successor will be announced close to its debut.