Supercars don't belong in the snow, but the Huracan Superleggera looks great there.

After spending much of the year lapping the Nürburgring, Lamborghini’s engineers have moved the Huracán Superleggera northward for cold-weather testing. We doubt many of the hotter model’s owners every actually take it onto a snowy road, but the Italian brand’s team is proving that the supercar can handle slick streets.

This prototype Huracán Superleggera features a new set of center-locking wheels. Whereas the examples at the ‘Ring have five-lug multi-spoke units, these are red in the center and have five supports that split into smaller uprights at the outside rim. These parts look much more aggressive and perfectly fit the model’s hardcore demeanor.

Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera
Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera
Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera


Otherwise, this Huracán Superleggera continues to wear the same body and camouflage as the ones on the Nordschleife. There’s a more angular front fascia than the standard model. The rear features significant changes that take inspiration from the GT3 race car by moving the exhausts higher on the bumper. A larger diffuser sits underneath, and a huge wing raises about the tail.

The Huracán Superleggera would allegedly use a tuned version of the existing 5.2-liter V10 with a potential output around 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) – up from the standard model’s 602 hp (449 kW). Weight might drop around 220 pounds (100 kilograms), which would take the supercar to around 2,900 pounds (1,315 kg). The bounty of tweaks should translate to a few tenths of a second quicker in reaching 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) and sharper handling from the improved aerodynamics and less fat.

An earlier report suggested the Huracán Superleggera could have debuted at a private event during the Los Angeles Auto Show, but the supercar wasn't there. The next likely event for a premiere would be the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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