Another day, another teaser. By now, we’re roughly a week away from seeing Lamborghini’s new concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, but the Italian supercar manufacturer continues to taunt us with shadowy teaser photos.
While the past two images showed snippets of the concept car’s exterior, this photo — issued without any accompanying text — seems to show a snippet of the cockpit. A shallow depth of field reveals only minor details, including red trim on the steering wheel and seating, triangular-shaped accents scattered throughout the interior, and a boatload of carbon fiber.
That last point isn’t too surprising, given Lamborghini’s corporate edict to strip as much weight as possible from its forthcoming vehicles. The company has invested heavily into carbon fiber research and manufacturing operations over the past year, and company president and CEO Stephan Winkelman issued a weight-focused manifesto last week.
“Speed is not as important anymore,” Winkelman wrote. “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.”
What we still don’t know is what this particular raging bull will be. Some say the car will be a thinly disguised look at the forthcoming Murciélago successor, while others suggest the vehicle is only an illustration of Lamborghini’s future engineering ethic. The debate will likely continue until Lamborghini publicly unwraps the car closer to the Paris show.
Until then, stay with Automobile Magazine for the latest news and debuts from the 2010 Paris Motor Show.