The last time we spotted the 2015 Lamborghini Cabrera testing on the Nürburgring, it was all covered up with bits of camouflage that obscured the shape of this Gallardo replacement. Now, our spy shooter has captured photos of a Lamborghini Cabrera prototype with less cladding and we can make out the aggressive contours of Lamborghini’s new “entry-level” supercar.
From the front, the Lamborghini Cabrera displays a slightly wider and lower look than the Gallardo, falling in line with the larger and more expensive Aventador. The headlights have an interesting triangular light pattern, and the lower air intakes and front splitter give the car a mean stance. Along the sides, the rakish profile transitions into huge air intakes just before the rear fenders. We can’t see much of the taillight design, but the overall shape looks to be a narrow, wide strip across the width of the car. Like the big brother Aventador, the Lamborghini Cabrera has a louvered rear backlight which helps with aerodynamics but should no doubt limit rear visibility.
Practical concerns are not important in a car like the Lamborghini Cabrera, though, as this upcoming supercar will feature even more performance potential than the Gallardo with its new, lighter aluminum-and-carbon-fiber spaceframe that will be shared with the next-generation Audi R8. We expect that the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V-10 will stick around in the Cabrera, albeit with a few updates that should make for close to 600 horsepower. All-wheel-drive is rumored to be standard, with six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions likely as well.
Expect to see the 2015 Lamborghini Cabrera to debut early next year, possibly at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.