Lamborghini’s new Huracan successor supercar is spied for the first time
The new Lamborghini supercar is set to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain
This year we say goodbye to the Lamborghini Huracan but the junior supercar slot at Lamborghini won’t be left empty for long as we’ve just spotted its replacement undergoing testing.
Auto Express previously spoke with senior figures at Lamborghini about the firm’s plans to offer electrified variants across the range by 2024 and they confirmed that the new Huracan successor will be a plug-in hybrid.
We expect the plug-in hybrid system to be mated to a twin-turbocharged V8 - potentially the same unit planned for the Urus PHEV . Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer Rouven Mohr previously told Auto Express the new car will use an engine of “more than six and less than 12 cylinders. It’s not a range-oriented hybrid and there will be no kind of downsizing,” he said. With that in mind we expect the hybrid system to be very much performance-focused just like the one in the new Revuelto.
With Audi not planning on creating a next-generation R8 on the same platform, Lamborghini will have more freedom with its junior supercar. In terms of design we can see this test car has similar proportions to the Huracan. Beneath the Gallardo-esque headlight stickers the real headlights sit inline with the bonnet edge, angular side air intakes give way to a large lower grille.
Down the side we can see air intakes for the engine that look similar to the Hurcan’s and up top there’s a ‘double-bubble’ roof design. The wide stance of the car is accentuated by the sheer amount of tyre on show at the rear. Electrified stickers dotted around the exterior also suggest this car has some sort of electrified powertrain. A huge rear diffuser and single-exit exhaust placed high up on the rear should help give it some added presence.
The new Lamborghini supercar has huge boots to fill in following the Huracan - which was Lamborghini’s best-seller until the Urus SUV came around. Despite the loss of the V10 engine we expect the new model to produce even more power than the most potent 631bhp Performante version of the Huracan.
Read our full review of the Lamborghini Huracan here...