Wearing distinctly nondescript camouflage and some properly bizarre stick-on body parts, the model that is believed to be the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring in Germany.
So why do we think this is the Superlegerra? Well, a few reasons. Firstly, looking at the product lifecycle timeline of the Huracan, we’re due for one. Secondly- wing, look at that huge rear wing. Thirdly, and perhaps the most telling signs that we’re looking at a faster, lightweight Huracan is the redesigned front end that looks to provide more downforce and the centrally mounted exhausts that bring back memories of the Gallardo Superleggera.
If we’re applying the same principal used for the previous generation Gallardo Superleggera, we expect to see a small power increase from the Huracan’s naturally aspirated 5.2L V10. The Huracan LP610-4 currently produces 449kW/560Nm, so expect to see a figure approaching the 492kW power output of the new turbocharged Ferrari 488GTB.
Similarly, to its predecessor, the Huracan will undergo a significant weight loss regime, if the Gallardo is anything to go by, we expect roughly 100kg to be shed. The Huracan is also likely to retain four-wheel-drive. Less weight, increased power and even faster gear shifts should see the Huracan Superleggera sprint to 100km/h in less than 3sec, like its big brother- the Aventador.
The Huracan Superleggera could debut towards the end of the year, however, at this stage, we’re playing a guessing game until concrete information from Lamborghini materialises.