Lamborghini Cabrera rendering in white

Lamborghini Gallardo Follow-up Rendered by Wild Speed

Lamborghini Cabrera rendering in white

When Lamborghini introduced the Gallardo in 2004, it was the first production sub-12-cylinder Lamborghini sports car since the last Jalpa rolled through the factory doorway, transverse V8-a-burbling, in 1988. However, the Gallardo itself now qualifies as a living fossil (at least in automotive terms), and the junior exotic car world has moved on in the last decade. A 458 Italia or GT-R will give all but the most hardcore roadgoing Gallardo variants wedgies and stuff them in lockers.

Consequently, Lamborghini has spent the last few years feverishly working on a replacement model to stick below the Aventador and whatever super-limited-production special model is coming up next. Those of us outside the walls of Lambo HQ don’t know much about this Gallardo successor, other than that it’s expected to be called the Cabrera. But that hasn’t stopped digital illustrator Kristophe Haak – half of the two man team behind the website Wild Speed – from providing a prediction of what the Cabrera (or whatever it ends up being called) will look like.

Lamborghini Cabrera rear view rendering in yellow

The face is certainly quite Aventador-ish, with headlights that are more horizontal than vertical and a front bumper that is mostly cooling openings. The side is also pretty similar, with chunky C-pillars and a “step-down” beltline. However, unlike the Aventador (or the Gallardo, for that matter), the side scoops on Wild Speed’s Cabrera rendering are small and low on the rear quarter panels. In back, there’s a stubby tail that reminds us more than a little bit of the Sesto Elemento. As pixilated speculation goes, it’s pretty compelling and convincing.

So when can we expect to see just how close this rendering comes to the real thing? If we were to hazard a guess, we’d say Lamborghini will show the real Gallardo replacement at the Geneva Motor Show in March. In the meantime, we hope Wild Speed releases renderings from a few additional angles…

Source: Wild Speed