Lamborghini has just released a shot of thier upcoming flagship V12 successor to the Murcielago this morning, which showcases brand new technology to the marque. For the first time they are using an all carbon fibre monocoque using some new patented processes on the upcoming production car. The whole monocoque weighs just 324lbs and is apparently much stiffer than the outgoing aluminum body shells. By incorporating aluminum mounting points into the lamination, it allows them to securely attach the aluminum front and rear subframes which houses the inboard suspension system. Lamborghini will be doing all the work in-house, using the latest in pre-preg carbon fibre materials, as well as the latest in epoxies. Can't wait to see more under the skin of this car, I am definitely geeking out with this image already.
- Carl Jarrett