Spotlight on Lamborghini’s hottest Huracan yet: latest Superleggera spy shots

Published: 12 July 2016

► Prototype of faster-still Huracan
► New central exhaust outlets, more power
► Both Spyder and coupe could be offered

Our spy photographers have captured what looks to be a prototype of the fastest Huracan yet, which is likely to be dubbed the Superleggera.

There’s no hiding this prototype’s higher-performance intents, with it featuring a prominent rear wing, bigger front splitter and McLaren-style exhausts that exit from the middle of the rear panel. 

Why the new high-mounted exhaust system? Rumour has it that it’s a freer-flowing, performance-focused system that will feature in this hot Huracan. Our sources suggest a power output of around 650bhp, up from the standard car’s 602bhp, and a new exhaust system will no doubt go some way to helping achieve that hike.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this new flagship version of the Huracan being tested, either. Previously, a more camouflaged version was also spotted at the Nürburgring, while a black example was spotted undergoing winter trials. 

Does anything else give it away?

Our spies report that it sounds even more aggressive than a regular Huracan, which should add to the supercar's sense of theatre.

2016 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera

What else will be new?

Sources suggest that the new Huracan Superleggera will be offered in both convertible Spyder and fixed-roof Coupe forms, like the prototype’s we’ve seen so far. 

Currently the hairiest Huracan in the range is the rear-wheel-drive LP580-2. We drove it in the January 2016 issue of CAR magazine, and declared it ‘the car the Huracan was always meant to be’.

No word yet on whether the new ultra-Huracan will be all- or rear-wheel-drive. Either way, those development engineers are probably having plenty of fun…

2016 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera

By James Taylor

Staff writer, newshound, fast-lapper