This is the all-new 225mph replacement for the Lamborghini Murcielago, which will go on sale early next year with a price tag of over £300k and the clear goal of putting Lamborghini back at the top of the supercar tree.
Beneath the heavily disguised bodywork, the new car features a bespoke carbon composite chassis and a brand new 7.0-litre V12 engine, rumoured to have between 700-720bhp. The car is known inside Lamborghini as the “New V12”.
As ever, the new range-topper will be four-wheel drive, but because the chassis is made from carbonfibre, it will also be unusually light for such a big car.
Sources indicate that Lamborghini has achieved a kerb weight of less than 1500kg, making the car more than 150kg lighter than the current model. That will help give the new range-topper outrageous acceleration, thanks to a power-to-weight ratio of around 470bhp per tonne. If the rumours are true then 3.0sec to 62mph and 6.0sec to 100mph are entirely feasible, with a top speed beyond 220mph.