And what the hell is up with that rear end?
The Lamborghini Huracan is available in many different flavors. There’s a coupe, convertible and even a rear-wheel-drive model (the LP580-2). However, there is one noticeably absent variant from the lineup: a high-performance model. We have been waiting patiently for a Huracan Superleggera (“superlight” in Italian) and this looks to be it. Our spy photographers captured this camouflaged Huracan at the Nurburgring. Our photogs say it was making some sweet sounds. Oh, and then there’s that weird rear end.
That odd grille in the back is actually there to cover the exhaust pipes; the pipes lower down are believed to be dummy ones. This would make the Huracan Superleggera similar to the Huracan GT3 racer, which has its exhaust pipes mounted higher up. Now what we don’t know about this car could fill an entire article. That’s how tight-lipped Lamborghini has been. Hell, we don’t even know if it will get the “Superleggera” name. That seems likely as the last baby Lambo, the Gallardo, was given a Superleggera variant. Despite not knowing anything at all about this car it seems like a forgone conclusion that it's in the works, so we'll start speculating accordingly.
Expect the Huracan Superleggera to be lighter than the current LP610-4 and more powerful. Already the Huracan weighs in at just 3,135 pounds and is even lighter in its RWD version (3,062 pounds). In terms of weight we expect it to be just a bit lighter than the LP580-2. It should be at least as powerful as the Huracan Super Trofeo, aka the LP620-2. That car makes 611 horses, which is just a tad more than the 602 hp out of the stock Huracan. Depending on the weight loss we could see the Huracan Superleggera making even more power out of its tuned 5.2-liter V10. Like the Aventador Superveloce the Huracan Superleggera should see limited production numbers and a convertible version shown some time after the initial debut of the hardtop.
As for its top, we expect the Huracan Spyder’s soft top to carry over since it’ll help keep weight down. It’ll be interesting to see how much Lamborghini charges for this car as its price point and horsepower could make it a rival to the Ferrari 488 Spider. Ferrari’s newest droptop has a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 good for 661 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. Obviously the Huracan Superleggera would likely lose out in the power department but if it were light as all hell and priced competitively it could give the 488 Spider some trouble, especially since it would have the whole “special edition” thing going for it. The Internet is saying this supercar will likely debut at this fall’s Paris Motor Show, but we don't buy that.
Our money is on the supercar making its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance which takes place in mid-August. After all, that’s where the Aventador Superveloce Roadster made its grand entrance. Regardless, we’re sure we will see more of it as the weather gets warmer. Hopefully next time there’s less camo and a video of what the Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera sounds like in action.