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Report: Lamborghini mulls building more hardcore RWD Huracan

Report: Lamborghini mulls building more hardcore RWD Huracan image

Jose Altoveros / Lamborghini | November 20, 2017 13:06

Updated Lamborghini Huracan could spawn hardcore rear-wheel drive variant

With the Huracan having been introduced in 2014, it is likely Lamborghini will release an updated version of their entry-level super car by either late 2018 or early 2019. Together with the refreshed Huracan, it is also expected to receive some performance updates together with the possiblity of a hardcore rear-wheel drive 'Superleggera' model to sit with the Peformante.

According to a report by Car and Driver, the Huracan Superleggera is expected to be similar to a street-legal version of the Super Trofeo GT3 race car, somewhat like Porsche's 911 GT2 RS. Unlike the GT2 RS however, Lamborghini has yet to decide whether they will build the supposed Huracan Superleggera. Its chances of being built lies on the success of the Urus, slated to debut in December this year.

Lamborghini is currently betting on the success of the Urus SUV to bump up sales in the company. It would also allow the Italian marque to have more funds in updating the Huracan. Apart from the Superleggera variant, the updated Huracan could also get rear-wheel steering, which debuted on the Aventador S and will also be found on the upcoming Urus. A 48-volt electric system could also be used to control the anti-roll bars and electromechanical dampers.

Power from the 5.2-liter V10 is also expected to get an increase. However, Car and Driver sources say that it will not be a major increase as they are already reaching the limits of the engine.

As the fate of the Superleggerra lies on the Urus, we will have to wait on Lamborghini's SUV to see whether the hardcore rear-wheel drive Huracan will be produced. In any case, it seems as though Lamborghini has more planned for their entry-level sportscar.

Source: Car and Driver via Road and Track