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Second teaser pic of new Lamborghini released


Along with the image that appears to show 10 cylinders, Lamborghini has revealed details of its future plans...

Following it's first teaser shot a week ago, Lamborghini has released a second image of its new supercar that will debut in Paris later this month.

Along with the image, CEO Stephan Winkelmann gave us a little insight into the company's future thinking.

“Lamborghini stands for extreme and uncompromising supersportscars of the best Italian tradition. Tradition as a value however, lives at Lamborghini alongside innovation."

He goes on to say that the power-to-weight ratio will be the critical formula for Lamborghinis, rather than raw top speed.

What?! Why?

"Speed is not as important anymore, because all supersportscars are exceeding 300km/h (186 mph) and this is a speed that you cannot reach even on a racetrack, let alone normal roads. We think it is time to make a shift and talk more about handling and acceleration.

"The key factor in terms of better handling and acceleration, meaning more immediate pleasure in driving, is the power-to-weight ratio. This is not so much about top speed and so the future will not be so focused on increasing the power, even because CO2 emissions do play a role for supersportscars too. That means the key is in reducing the weight.

"A crucial part of this is to understand how to reduce the weight. From the middle of the Eighties, the average weight of our cars has increased by 500 kg because of active and passive safety, comfort and emissions reduction issues, and this is something that we have to change. Since we cannot reduce safety or comfort in our cars, we have to reduce the weight by using new materials.

"The magic word for this is 'carbon fiber'. We started working with carbon fiber in Sant’Agata Bolognese over 30 years ago and today, with our two laboratories in Sant’Agata Bolognese and in Seattle, We are mastering a broad range of technologies which put us in a leadership position for low-volume production.

"Every new Lamborghini will make the best use of carbon fiber to reduce weight.”

Stay tuned for the remaining 4 images...

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