A Volkswagen Group representative has confirmed the Gallardo replacement is due in a "short time".

A Volkswagen Group representative has confirmed the Gallardo replacement is due in a "short time".

Volkswagen Group China's sales and marketing chief Weiming Soh has declared before the 2013 Auto Shanghai the Gallardo replacement will be launched "in a short time and be able to further progress with Lamborghini."

We already know a manual gearbox will not be offered for the new bull, while a rear-wheel drive variant is possible later on. Most likely, Lamborghini will stick to a naturally aspirated engine without hybrid tech. A rumor dating back to 2011 hinted at a Cabrera moniker with a V10 5.2-liter mill developing 570 HP (419 kW). The same report indicated a 2013 launch, followed a year later by the Spyder variant. 2017 will allegedly be the year when Lamborghini will introduce the Cabrera Superleggera, before the facelift model arrives in 2018.

Note: 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica pictured

Lamborghini confirms Gallardo successor will be launched in a "short time"