Spotlight on Lamborghini’s hottest Huracan yet

Published: 14 April 2016

► Prototype of faster-still Huracan
► New central exhaust outlets
► Production car will get extra aero kit

This might just look like a conventional Lamborghini Huracan, undergoing tests at the Nürburgring, but look closely. See that hastily added panel between the rear lights? It’s believed to cover the exit of a new exhaust system, with the original tailpipes left in place to deceive casual onlookers.

Why the new high-mounted exhaust system? Rumour has it that it’s a freer-flowing, performance-focused system that will feature in the hottest Huracan of the lot – which is likely to be badged Superleggera or SV. This Huracan is believed to be a prototype of that car, albeit with standard bodywork to keep its identity more of a secret.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this new flagship version of the Huracan being tested, either. Recently, a black example with spotlights and similar rear-end camouflage was spotted undergoing winter trials. 

So just what’s going on at the back?

Much like the previously example, this prototype features a ventilated cover that masks the exhaust pipes’ new, higher, central location. Which, ironically, of course, draws even greater attention to it.

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

What else will be new?

While the bodywork is essentially standard in the test mule pictured, the end product will gain a more aggressive front spoiler, and, potentially, a new rear spoiler too.

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’ – you can read our track test of the LP580-2 in full on CAR+.

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 prototype

By James Taylor

Staff writer, newshound, fast-lapper