Just four years after making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Huracan has achieved another milestone with the production of the 10,000th unit of the V10-powered sports car.

Destined for a client in Canada, Huracan number 10,000 is a Performante model with a Verde Mantis green exterior. The Huracan Performante is the most dynamic version of the “baby Lambo” being offered, featuring a more powerful 5.2 litre V10 with 630 hp (640 PS) and 600 Nm of torque.

Capable of accelerating from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, and with a top speed of 325 km/h, the Huracan Performante also boasts an active aerodynamics systems that Lamborghini calls Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA).

The Huracan is an important model for the Italian carmaker, as it accounted for a large number of deliveries last year. According to Lamborghini, it shifted a record 3,815 cars in 2017, of which 2,642 were Huracan units (12% increase from 2016).

While production of the Huracan will continue for the foreseeable future, details of a successor have been uncovered by Car and Driver in an interview with Lamborghini chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani.

I think in the field where the Huracan is, the effect of having two cylinders more than all the other [V8] competitors will be a big difference. When we made the Gallardo with the first V10, people thought we were crazy because of packaging, the weight, the cost, everything. And it was a storming success. For me I need to say thanks to the Gallardo engine, and it is clear that this is part of my vision for the DNA of the super-sports-car field of Lamborghini,” said Reggiani.

“My question is, why do I need to do something different?” he asked. “If I trust in the naturally aspirated engine, why do I need to downgrade my powertrain to a V8 or V6? I am Lamborghini, I am the top of the pinnacle of the super sports car. I want to stay where I am,” he continued, which hints that a Huracan replacement will pack a naturally-aspirated V10.

Reggiani also noted two-wheel drive will continue to be offered, but not in the form of a switchable all-wheel drive system like the latest BMW M5. “If you have an all-wheel-drive system and then press the button to go to two-wheel drive, you are carrying [88 pounds] that is doing nothing, and you have the same suspension setting for all-wheel drive, which is not correct. [It means] you must make a compromise and that is not the best that you can offer. For us, that is not an option,” he explained.