Date posted : February 18. 2013
A lot of rumors have been going around online about what Automobili Lamborghini SpA will be bringing to the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, one of the cars on the stand is a sure thing ... the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, I don't think they will hide it from view for the audience at one of the most important Auto Shows in Europe ... but this still leaves two spots open on the ground floor.
At first we all imagined one of the spots would be for the close Aventador LP700-4 in the MY2013 dress with full carbon fiber exterior package and Dione wheels while center stage would be taken by the limited edition 50th Anniversary celebration model ... most likely an Aventador based model with custom options like an exclusive exterior shade and different stitching inside.
But last week the rumor mill took a different direction ... during interviews with Lamborghini design director Filippo Perini, Lamborghini director of research and development Maurizio Reggiani and Lamborghini CEO and Director Stephan Winkelmann there was talk about something more powerful, more impressive ... and what they all described as the fastest Lamborghini ever made in the last 50 years.
So while there will most likely be a special 50th Anniversary edition Lamborghini, we might not be seeing it in Geneva (but have to wait for the big celebration event around the factory in May) but instead we might admire something totally different ... as Mr Winkelmann mentioned the car in Geneva will shock the automotive world.
According to TopSpeed.com the new Lamborghini at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show will have two doors, two seats and a V12 ... but it will not use the Aventador base ... so will we get another Jota race car with a V12 that's street legal (as Mr Reggiani confirmed already) ... or is Mr Winkelmann talking about another long awaited Bull, a front engine GT model.
We've all seen the Estoque back in 2008 in Paris, a stunning car that created a lot of interest but that has been postponed indefinitely at the moment, the Urus SUV concept shown in Beijing last year hasn't received the green light yet ... a decision should be made later this year ... so if Lamborghini is really going to unveil an attention grabber in a few weeks it will have to be something really special.
So will this be a new front engine GT concept with only two doors this time, or will it be a pure bred race car for street use ... whichever it will be, I'm sure it will be the star at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show all over again, just like the Aventador did in 2011 and the Aventador J in 2012 ... Lamborghini has a reputation to uphold ... and I'm sure they will not disappoint.
Right now most rumors are talking about a very special concept car that will have two doors, two seats and a V12 engine ... but none of them mention the idea of a brand new Spyder edition ... after all there is no word about a roof anywhere ...
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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