Lamborghini to unveil a front-engined V12 GT at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 14, 2013

Lamborghini is introducing a front-engined V12 GT at the Geneva Motor Show that’s set to compete with the Ferrari F12berlinetta. In an interview with Autocar, company chairman Stephan Winkelmann said that Lamborghini will unveil “something truly extraordinary that’s based on the V12" at the upcoming Geneva show.

This concept is included in Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Winkelmann said that this car will feature two doors, two seats and a V12 engine. However, its underpinnings won’t be based on those of the Aventador. It will then be a front/mid-engined car similar to the Ferrari F12. However, it will feature Lamborghini’s usual four-wheel drive and forged carbon construction. Autocar has learned that the new Lambo will be a concept that will be considered for the future.

But then this model isn’t officially set for production yet. Winkelmann said that he is mainly focused on convincing the board Volkswagen Group, the owner of Lamborghini, to approve the Urus SUV for production. He told Autocar that the company is eager for this to happen but the decision is “largely out of our hands.“ The company would have to sell from 3,000 to 4,000 samples of the Urus annually to justify the investment.

If the Urus gets the approval, it will sell for about the same price as a Gallardo so it’s expected to cost £140k to £160k. Winkelmann has told Autocar that naturally aspirated engines continue to be the key to Lamborghini in terms of sports and supersports cars (just like the Aventador and next-generation Gallardo that’s set to arrive in 2014) but it’s a different situation for the SUV. He concluded that a hybrid turbo would make more sense in a car like this.

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