The name hasn’t officially been confirmed, however it is all but a foregone conclusion – pictured here testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife is essentially what will be the Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera. The recipe remains as before: take the standard car, reduce weight, increase power and add aero enhancements.
The aerodynamic enhancements aspect on the uprated Huracan is rather more obvious compared to its previous circuit outing, as the spied unit wears a more aggressive front splitter, larger rear wing, and a deep, prominent rear diffuser.
On weight reduction, it is still early days in terms of confirming a weight reduction estimate; the previous Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4 managed a 70 kg weight saving over its standard stablemate, so perhaps a similar margin is in order.
Also as before, the Superleggera treatment marks an evolutionary upgrade to the power plant rather than a revolutionary one, and so the high-revving, naturally-aspirated V10 should remain, with an estimated 650 hp expected. Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera LP650-4, anyone?
Where the Gallardo previously offered a manual transmission alongside the robotised manual on the Superleggera, the Huracan appears set for the sole choice of a dual-clutch automatic. Also in the tradition of Gallardo Superleggeras of old, all-wheel-drive should be retained for the new top-shelf roadgoing V10 Lambo.
Also increasing in aggression is the Huracan’s exhaust note, which according to our spy photographer sources is even harder-edged that the standard car’s. Speaking of the exhaust, the tailpipes have been relocated from their usual positions on the standard car, to a more central position in the middle of the rear bumper.
The Superleggera makeover will make its Huracan debut first on the coupe, and then later on in the Huracan’s lifecycle a Spyder Performante variant can be expected for the open-top junior Lamborghini, as it did with the Gallardo.