Mike Stevens | Sep 28, 2010

Lamborghini has today revealed the fourth of its promised six teaser images ahead of the Paris Auto Show later this week.

The Volkswagen-owned supercar company has been teasing its new model or concept for the past couple of weeks, with most speculating that we'll see the Murcielago-replacing 'Jota'.

A new report last week however suggested that, rather than the Jota, Lamborghini will bringing only a new 'technology concept' to Paris. Lamborghini remains mum on exactly when we can expect to see its next-generation supercar, but its upcoming Paris concept will undoubtedly wow onlookers.

For now, we've got a few days left to wonder.

Last week, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann offered some insight into the company's plans for the future as it works on improving handling and acceleration - and away from the pursuit of higher top speeds.

"Regarding performance, until few years ago priorities were, in this order: top speed, acceleration and handling. In recent years this has been changing. Together with design, handling and acceleration are becoming more important," Mr Winkelmann said.

"Speed is not as important anymore, because all supersportscars are exceeding 300km/h (186 mph) and this is a speed that you cannot reach even on a racetrack, let alone normal roads. We think it is time to make a shift and talk more about handling and acceleration."

Despite the absence of any official details for what is to come at Paris, it is widely believed that Lamborghini will unveil the hotly anticipated replacement for the brand's hero Murcielago, dubbed 'Jota'.

Launched in 2001, the still-fresh Murcielago is due for retirement, and recent spy photos of a new Lamborghini caught in testing reveal that the big V12-powered supercar is not far from pasture.

Reports in the press have suggested the as-yet unnamed Murcielago successor would utilise the ultra-light - and smaller - aluminium spaceframe underpinning the Audi R8.

The Murcielago may also mark the end of V12-powered Lamborghinis, with the raging bull expected to pursue performance and handling gains through the use of lighter materials rather than high-powered engines.

Little else is known about the Murcielago's successor, although Lamborghini did reveal that it will release more teaser images before the show opens.

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