Winging it: Lamborghini’s new 2017 Huracan Superleggera spied

Published: 15 December 2016

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

Our spy photographers have captured another prototype of what’s mooted to be the fastest Huracan yet – which is likely to be dubbed the Superleggera.

There’s no hiding this Lamborghini’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 boost.

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

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spy shots

This prototype also features centre-lock wheels, unlike the regular five-bolt affairs seen on previous prototypes. 

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 prototypes 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…

See more spy shots here

2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spy shots

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, occasional racer