Lamborghini of America chief operating officer Michael Lock has confirmed a last "back-to-basics stripped version" Gallardo which will retire the firm's manual transmission.

Lamborghini of America chief operating officer Michael Lock has confirmed a last "back-to-basics stripped version" Gallardo which will retire the firm's manual transmission.

In an interview given to Road & Track, Michael Lock announced the last hurrah for the aging Gallardo will also be the end of the line for the stick since he believes there is no market for a manual anymore. Aside from the do-it-yourself gearbox, the final Gallardo will receive a rear-wheel drive layout and will lose some weight thanks to a stripped cabin.

As far as the Gallardo replacement is concerned, this will probably make its appearance before the end of the year and according to Michael Lock will retain Lamborghini's spectacular styling but it in such a way so that it will be sold in the volume of the Gallardo which has been the best-selling nameplate for the Italian marque.

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