Race-inspired upgrades should shed weight and gain power.
Another batch of spy photos is once again showing us the Lamborghini Huracán Superleggera during a workout on the Nürburgring. Its massive wing makes the low-slung, camouflaged Lambo hard to miss at the German track.
The Superleggera is Lambo’s lean, mean take on the Huracán. It features a new front fascia that has angular cues from the face of the upcoming refreshed Aventador.
There are also extra intakes near the rear on each side. Since they are so far up, we suspect the scoops might be for sending cool air to the powerful engine. Another option is that the openings could improve rear brake cooling.
The inspiration at the rear comes straight from the Huracán GT3 racecar because the engineers move the exhausts so that they exit where the bumper would usually sit. The change frees up room for the company to fit a larger diffuser that should suck the lightweight coupe to the road. The monstrous wing should help with that job, too.
Beyond the styling tweaks, additional carbon fiber and a lighter exhaust should help the Superleggera shed around 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of fat, which take the weight to around 2,900 pounds (1,315 kg). A power boost over the stock 5.2-liter V10’s 610 horsepower (449 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters) of torque means even quicker acceleration, too. Rumors hint the output could be as high as 650 hp (485 kW).
Lamborghini is running out of time for Nürburgring testing because snow could cover the track in a few weeks. Like a beautiful flower, we expect the Huracán Superleggera to make its official debut next spring, likely at the Geneva Motor Show. An arrival then should also give new owners a chance to take the lightweight supercar to the ‘Ring to find out what it can do against similarly track-honed vehicles.