The Murcielago has been Lamborghini's halo answer to the supercar world for years, but it's set to be replaced by another fine beast that will carry on its position at the top of the Lamborghini pecking order.
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Rumours suggest it could be named the Jota (pronounced with a 'y' sound for the 'J') or Aventador, it's set to feature Lamborghini's all new directly injected V12 engine - a 6.5-litre V12. Lamborghini says the new V12 produces a staggering 525kW and 690Nm of torque. The new engine will certainly give the Murcielago successor some added pep in its step.

Also likely to receive a substantial change is the 0-100km/h time. The new seven-speed gearbox uses ISR (Independent Shifting Rods), which allows shift times of up to 50% quicker than a conventional dual-clutch gearbox and 40% faster than Lamborghini's current e-gear system. The Jota will of course be all-wheel-drive.

Rumours surrounding lightweight panels are also circulating, paving the way for a reduction in the currently portly 1600kg+ kerb weight.

A release date (or even recognition by Lamborghini of the car's existence) is yet to be announced, but we're tipping on it being mid-late 2011.

Until the all-new Murcielago successor is released, we can only dream - and look at our Computer Generated Image, which points us to the styling direction of the all-new car.