At this very moment several Automobili Lamborghini Spa test drivers are putting some hard kilometers on what is to become the latest evolution of the Lamborghini flagship, the Murciélago.
Currently the V12 super car boasts 580 Bhp, but with the Gallardo at 500 Bhp (and probably 520 for the 2006 MY) the gap between the 'entry' model and the flagship was judged too small, therefore a more powerful Murciélago is being tested right now.
With an increase in displacement of 300c up to a massive 6.5 Liter, power output was measured at nearly 650 Bhp, with a matching torque of 516 Lbs. Ft. (from 479 Lbs. Ft. on the current model).
Some sources state this more powerful Murciélago would be introduced as the GT model, with a revised front spoiler and rear diffuser, but it could very well be these are the specs for the MY 2006 Murciélago, what is certain is that there are some mild redesigns foreseen for next years model, especially concerning the front spoiler and the air intakes on the side of the car, probably even some new design for the wheels could be presented, although the Roadster wheels do look stunning on the Murciélago. However, some owners reacted to the fact that the Gallardo uses 19 inch wheels while the flagship is receiving 'only' 18 inch models, but there isn't any confirmation the V12 will also be using 19 inch alloy in the near future.
I would imagine that a Murciélago GT would be a much more aggressive looking car, like the Diablo GT in the Nineties, so possibly the 'SV' suffix could be more in line with the increase in power and the mild redesign ... we'll have to wait and see what Sant'Agata will use to compete against Ferrari's Enzo.
The Murciélago LP640 that has been mounted against the wall at the official factory museum in Sant'Agata has been replaced by a more recent model.
(added on June 18. 2013)
If the information about these photos is correct we could be looking at the test mule for the MY2014 Gallardo successor.
(added on June 17. 2013)
The first race for the North America Lamborghini Blancpain SuperTrofeo has been set for July 5 to 6 at Lime Rock Park together with ALMS
(added on June 16. 2013)
Famous German based tuner Novitec is gearing up to unveil a brand new tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador under a bespoke Novitec Torado label
(added on June 15. 2013)
Normally we should be seeing at least a concept of the Gallardo replacement in 2014, we did find these new renders showing a possible styling of the new V10
(added on June 13. 2013)