Sant’Agata supercar manufacturer Lamborghini has been developing carbon-fibre manufacturing processes to make usage of the material more viable for a larger scale, and here with the yet-to-be-launched Huracan Performante, it has released a teaser video of the material that will be making its debut on the upcoming, more focused version of Lamborghini’s V10 supercar.
There isn’t much detail to be gleaned from the clip here, however it does say that it is “a brand new material made in Lamborghini,” alluding to in-house manufacture of the composite material. Previously thought to bear the Superleggera moniker for its lighter, more track-focused approach to performance, the Huracan Performante is said to produce around 650 hp from its fettled, yet still naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 engine.
Lamborghini’s work with composite materials goes beyond bodywork; the company’s work with carbon-fibre extends to areas such as carbon-fibre connecting rods within the engine, as one of many carbon-based technologies Lamborghini is developing via its Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) in Seattle, United States.
The Performante’s engine gains aren’t likely to come from said carbon-fibre engine internals this time around, though the composite connecting rods are a feasible presence in the Aventador’s successor set for 2020 or 2021.
Of course, even Lamborghini themselves don’t deny that aesthetics of the material, particularly when applied to visible areas, is a considerable part of their appeal, as alluded to by the words which flash by as the video clip plays: “Light. Strong. Shapable. Attractive. Absolutely attractive.”