According to a recent report, Lamborghini’s upcoming Murcielago replacement has been delayed until 2012.

According to a recent report, Lamborghini's upcoming Murcielago replacement has been delayed until 2012.

While the reasons for the delay are still unclear, Auto Motor und Sport is reporting that the new Lambo will adopt an advanced aluminum chassis which will likely be based off the Audi R8's aluminum space frame. Elsewhere, the new model will also feature extensive carbon fiber body work which should help to maximize the car's lightweight diet.

The Murci's all-wheel drive system and mid-engine setup is expected to carry over, while power will be provided by an updated 6.5-liter V12 engine with 675 horsepower.

Although we can't say what the new supercar will look like, the report indicates the new Lambo will feature a shorter front overhang and a wheelbase similar to the outgoing Murcielago.

 

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Lamborghini Murcielago Successor Delayed Until 2012 - report