Like a temptress doing the dance of the veils or, if you prefer, a siren taking tips at the local “gentleman’s club,” Lamborghini is doing a sheet metal striptease as it builds excitement for the upcoming revelation of its Murcielago replacement at the Paris Motor Show, later this month.
Tentatively named the Lamborghini Jota, the pictures seen here provide only a tiny, if tempting, glimpse at what’s to come, but we’ve nonetheless been keeping our ear open for insights into what’s coming as the Italian maker moves to replace its aging supercar.
You can expect to still see the raging bull hood ornament on this, the latest offering to roll out of the Lamborghini plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese. And don’t expect to see the Jota go soft and squishy. Lambo designers will retain true to form with the hard angles that have defined the brand since its founding, in 1963, by Ferruccio Lamborghini.
But where the maker – now a division of Volkswagen AG (or, more precisely, VW’s Audi subsidiary) – has long relied on brute force to get the steel moving, expect a much more modern machine this time around. Think a slightly smaller car, somewhere between the size of the current Lamborghini Murcielago and the compact Gallardo.