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Motown 2011 Edition: Lambo’s Devilish Auto Show Opener

January 11th, 2011 by Stu

Pictured: Lamborghini R&D Chief Maurizio Reggiani and CEO Stephan Winkelmann, speaking about Murcielago’s successor during a special press conference on Sunday night in Detroit.

It’s that glorious time of year again when 700,000+ shivering car fans get together under one gigantic roof in downtown Detroit to talk about, look about and think about 2011’s latest round of sheet metal. That’s right folks…it’s Detroit Auto Show time.

Let’s kick it off sexy style with a little opener Lamborghini was kind enough to invite us to on Sunday night. They brought a special, lightweight Superlegerra version of their infamous Gallardo to the party, and despite the fact that all of the execs from Lambo were clad in designer wares, I can honestly say the mid engine matador was the best dressed Italian in the room.

The evening was dedicated to teasing the next generation Murcielago, the brand’s current $450K V12 flagship. We didn’t get much in the way of visuals and details (there was a short video), but here is what we learned. Contrary to web chatter, the car will actually be named 834 and not Aventador. All the stuff you drooled over as a young kid, and full grown adult in my case, will still be present. That means Lambo style scissor doors, gaping air intakes and a bohemouth V12 powerplant that Lambo tells us will put an incredible 700 HP to all four wheels.

Enjoy the car porn below and stay tuned for more from Man on the Move coverage from COBO hall

[Pictures courtesy of Man on the Move correspondent Dave Pinter]

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