Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera prototype 8

In the grand tradition of previous Lamborghini models, it isn’t far-fetched to assume that the Huracan has room for further improvement. Like the Gallardo, which spawned a Superleggera version, we now have photos of what could possibly be the Huracan Superleggera as it undergoes testing on the Nurburgring.

At first glance, there certainly doesn’t appear to be anything to fuss over. The Huracan’s aggressive styling appears largely unchanged from the front and down the sides of this prototype seen here. It is only when we see a shot of the car’s rear that things take an interesting turn.

Clearly visible is a grille plate that hides a pair of exhaust pipes, a curious setup considering the standard Huracan already has four exhaust pipes (two on each side). Have Lamborghini’s designers taken things a bit too far? Not likely. The “camouflaged” exhaust setup you see before you here is reminiscent of the layout employed on the Huracan GT3 race car.

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Therefore, this could be an early prototype for a Superleggera version of the Huracan that is undergoing testing for what we expect to be a more potent powertrain. On the standard Huracan, power is provided by a 5.2 litre naturally-aspirated V10 (610 hp and 560 Nm).

Much like the previous Gallardo Superleggera, a new one based on the Huracan should undergo a physical transformation (body kit, rear wing and others) as well, in the pursuit of even better aero performance.

Derivatives of the Huracan already exist in the form of the Huracan Spyder, the GT3 racer and more recently, the rear-wheel drive LP580-2. A Superleggera would certainly be a fine addition to the line-up, and who knows, maybe a Huracan Spyder Performante might join the mix as well.