Date posted : July 12. 2016
Back in May 2015 some spy shots were taken of a Lamborghini Huracan with a rather strange exhaust setup, only two pipes instead of the usual four, and positioned higher up at the rear, almost identical the setup seen on the Huracan GT3 race car ... so naturally our first impression was that Lamborghini was testing a street legal Huracan race car ... and that could only mean the Huracan Superleggera.
Since then it became silent on this subject ... until now, when not one but two test mules have been caught during test drives on the famous Nurburgring, the Nordschleife in Germany. Still with the usual black and white camouflage covers on them, but the styling can be recognized very nicely on these images.
Up front it seems inspiration has been taken from the flagship Aventador Superveloce combined with the Huracan GT3, much larger air intakes, and a horizontal fin appears at the front, the sides looks almost standard but I'm sure we'll be getting a nice side sill added to the production model while the rear is extremely impressive.
We get the two large diameter exhausts up high on the rear diffuser, which now has more profound vertical fins and actually show an open section behind the rear wheels ... a hint of Centenario here perhaps. As usual, a Superleggera version comes with a large rear wing, on the spy shots it looks to be fitted at a serious angle, but most likely we'll be able to adjust this angle just like on the rear wing of the Aventador Superveloce.
No official information has been released yet, but rest assured the power output will go up a little from the regular Huracan LP610-4, with the Aventador we went from 700 to 750hp while on the Gallardo the difference between the LP560-4 and LP570-4 Superleggera was a mere 10hp, in case of the Huracan this could mean we are looking at an LP620-2 Superleggera ... keeping in mind the Super Trofeo version is also 620hp and rear wheel drive only.
When will we be seeing this car without the camouflage ? Might be in a few weeks at the 2016 Paris Motor Show ... or perhaps much later at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show ... who knows? But at least there are test mules going round with the special aerodynamics already installed ... the wait is nearly over.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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