If this moniker follows the Gallardo's lead, the vehicle would be a droptop with the performance bits from Superleggera.
The Lamborghini Huracán Superleggera isn’t official yet, even though spy shots likely show it testing, but the Italian supercar maker is already looking toward the future by trademarking the Huracán Performante in Europe.
Freshly filed on October 19, the trademark covers the name for vehicles, electronic items, clothing, toys, and paper goods. The company left the description field blank, which made sure not to give any secrets about the upcoming supercar away.
Like the Gallardo Spyder Performante (above), the Huracán version likely combines the upcoming Superleggera and Spyder. On the older roadster, the changes included more extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum that shed 143 pounds (65 kilograms) of the scales. The 562-horsepower (419 kilowatts) V10 had a little more grunt than the stock 552-hp (412 kW) version, too. A more aggressive body kit and upgraded interior trim communicated that this droptop was something extra special. A red Performante was even the last Gallardo that rolled off the assembly line.
The Huracán Performante should be an even hotter vehicle than its predecessor. Rumors suggest that the new Superleggera might cut as much as 220 pounds (100 kg) off the standard coupe, and the V10 might make 650 hp (485 kW). Spy photos also show that the model wears a heavily revised body. The front end takes cues from the upcoming refresh for the Aventador.
There are also new intakes along the side, and the engineers save the biggest tweaks for the rear. The exhausts take a cue from the GT3 racecar by moving upward. The additional space means there’s room for a complicated diffuser. If it doesn’t keep the Superleggera stuck to the road, the massive wing on the back should do the trick.
We expect the Huracán Superleggera’s debut early next year – possibly at the Geneva Motor Show. Lamborghini would probably want to give the coupe time in the spotlight before introducing the roadster. It might be well into next year or even in 2018 because the Performante premieres.