The Lamborghini Aventador could be introduced in Performante guise in the future, according to these spyshots of two different test mules. Recently, the Italian carmaker wheeled out improved versions of its V12-powered model – the Aventador S and Aventador S Roadster.

The cars spotted by our spy photographers don’t like that much different from the front, with only a few patches of camouflage being applied to their bodies. However, the rear of both cars feature a grille plate just above where the stock exhaust is located, which is something we’ve seen before.

Back then, a regular Huracan with a similar setup turned out to be a test mule that resulted in the present-day Huracan Performante, which managed to set a time of 6 minutes 52.01 seconds at the Nurburgring. Following this train of thought, we reckon an Aventador Performante could be one of the models under consideration by Lamborghini.

While aerodynamic enhancements are likely to be one of the improvements over a regular Aventador S (hardtop or roadster), it remains to be seen how much more power will be extracted from the 6.5 litre naturally-aspirated V12.

On the Aventador S, the engine makes 740 hp and 690 Nm, although that is still less than what the limited-number Aventador SV (also made in roadster form) makes at 750 hp and 690 Nm. If an Aventador Performante comes into fruition, it remains to be seen where it will be positioned in the model line-up.