Could This Be the Latest Lamborghini Huracan Supercar?
Just when you thought the new Lamborghini Huracan couldn’t get any hotter, well… this happens. Meet what is widely expected to be the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera—a stripped out, lightweight version of the marque’s entry level supercar. Two camouflaged prototypes were recently spotted testing at Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, and given the rate at which they’re pounding around the track… they ought to be something quite special. As with Lamborghini’s Superleggeras of old, the recipe is simple: more power, less weight. In fact, the late-great Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera shed around 150 pounds from its curb weight, all while adding just short of a dozen more horsepowers. Time will tell if this car inherits that iconic “super light” moniker, until then, take a look at the clip below to see the Lamborghini prototypes put their power down. There’s also some good footage of genuine German foliage as well. RELATED: Record-Setting 2,100 HP Lamborghini Huracan is For Sale
According to Car and Driver, this car is expected to arrive sometime in mid-2017, and like the recent Huracan LP580-2, it’s expected to be rear-wheel drive only, which should help with weight saving. Further, every exterior and interior component that could be carbon fiber likely will be, to ensure this Lamborghini is one of the lightest of the breed.
The spy footage also reveals additional aerodynamic modifications, which affix a giant rear wing on the Huracan’s tail, as well as a redesigned high-downforce front splitter, and new center-exit exhaust pipes.
Instead of the de-tuned 5.2-liter V10 seen in the two-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2, the Superleggera is expected to net more power over the standard all-wheel drive car’s 602 ponies. Racy indeed. The expected price? Somewhere between the current $200,000 Huracan and the $400,000 Aventador LP700-4, perhaps around the $300,000 mark.
Stay tuned for more as the clandestine Lamborghini Huracan inches its way to production.
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