It’s being reported that the car we expect to be the Lamborghini Jota – the replacement for the Murcielago – will instead be the Lamborghini LP700-4
We were sure that Lamborghini would forsake its numerical nomenclature for the repalcement for the LP-640, aka Lamborghini Murcielago. Our Lamborghini man assured us it would be the Lamborhgini Jota. Not only that, but he said Lamborghini were working on a halo Jota – the Lamborghini Urus.
But maybe he was wrong. Or maybe Lamborghini has had a change of heart. Because a forum member over at Ferrari Chat (of all places) is reporting that he attended a private preview in Singapore for Lamborghini’s new monster and he calls it the Lamborghini LP700-4.
Still, whatever it’s called, the Murcielago’s replacement seems to offer pretty much what we’ve speculated and reported on for over a year. There’s 700bhp from the 6.5 litre (6.5 litre? Really?) V12, 500lb/ft of torque, redlines at 8,250rpm and hits 62mph in 2.9 seconds. Which is brutally quick.
There’s a new seven-speed single clutch ‘box with automode and 50ms change times, carbon monocoque chassis and F1-style suspension and the Lp700-4 is 230kg lighter than the old model yet still has 4WD. There are said to be lots of new gadgets for the cabin.
Which is not a great deal more than we’ve been saying for around a year. But it’s nice to have it confirmed. If it’s for real. It does have the smell of authenticity, but we’d question the name and the engine capacity.
We should have the answers by the Geneva Motor Show in the Spring.
Source: Ferrari Chat