Any time Lamborghini releases a new model, there are two special versions that are all but guaranteed to follow: a roadster and a lightweight Superleggera version. With the 2015 Huracan hitting the roads back in 2014, it is just a matter of time before it receives both variants. While neither the Huracan Roadster nor the Superleggera have arrived yet, there is nothing preventing us from speculating on what these models may bring to the table. The Superleggera, for example, will bring a lower curb weight and a nice power boost, giving the Huracan better straight-line speed and more agility.
There is still no
timeline for the Huracan Superleggera, but putting together the pieces
of the puzzle and getting a good idea of what this model will bring to
the table is simple.
Like the Gallardo Superleggera that came
before it, the Huracan Superleggera’s focus will be a reduction in
weight. Look for Lamborghini to use heavy amounts of carbon fiber to
drop around 200 pounds from the weight of the 2015 Huracan. Also, look
for special Superleggera badging.
In addition to the lightweight
body, look for Lambo to add in some special aero work to increase the
downforce. Look for a slightly revised front splitter and rear diffuser,
and a new rear spoiler. While the extra downforce will not be dramatic,
look for a few hundred extra pounds.
Expect the lightweight
focus to make its way into the cabin too. I look for Lamborghini to go a
little overboard with Alcantara, as it did on the Gallardo
Superleggera. I also expect to see carbon-fiber seat frames, and various
other carbon-fiber components, like the center tunnel cover and the
On the last Gallardo Superleggera, Lamborghini chose to
retain the standard air conditioning and power windows, and I look for
these to also come standard on the Huracan Superleggera.
drivetrain department, the Superleggera package typically comes with a
mild power boost. For example, the Gallardo Superleggera jumped from 552
horsepower to 562 horsepower. In the Huracan, I expect the jump to be a
little more dramatic, as Lamborghini should increase the 5.2-liter V-10
from its standard 602 horsepower to 631 ponies, which will in turn
result in the model carrying the “LP640-4” designation.
duties will be the responsibility of a seven-speed dual-clutch unit that
delivers power to all four wheels. The result will be a 0-to-60 time of
around three seconds – the standard Huracan does the 0-to-60 dance in
just 3.2 seconds.