GT3-inspired road-going Lamborghini Huracán teased

Lamborghini has teased a new, higher-performance Huracán, promising it will draw directly from the model’s motorsport activity in one-make and GT3 racing. The new car will follow in the tyre tracks of the Gallardo Superleggera and Huracán Performante by rivalling other track-focused supercars such as the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3, the McLaren 620R and Mercedes-AMG’s GT Black Series.

While little specific information has been officially released so far, the teaser image does reveal that the new model will feature some heavy-duty aero that will be considerably larger and more aggressive than that applied to the Huracán Performante.

The bonnet, for instance, looks to be bespoke, with large cooling vents moulded into the panel, while broader front wheelarches are just about identifiable under the sheath. The rear wing also looks both bigger and wider than the Performante’s, although it’s impossible to tell whether it will include an application of Lamborghini’s clever ALA adaptive aerodynamic aids.

The clear emphasis from Lamborghini on its ‘race track to road’ mantra might suggest that, in another break from the Performante, this new Huracán derivative could mimic both the Huracán GT3 and Trofeo racers by being rear-wheel drive, something that no track-focused V10 Lamborghini been since the Gallardo Balboni. This would also suggest a drop in weight, which should dip below the lightest current Huracán on sale, the 1389kg (dry) Evo RWD.

The powertrain is expected to remain faithful to the wider model range though, meaning a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine matched to a dual-clutch transmission.

Whatever the form this new model takes, we’re hoping to finally see another track-honed variant of the Huracán, one with the intensity to rival cars like the McLaren 620R and Porsche’s next 911 GT3 and GT3 RS. With the reveal set for this coming Wednesday, the good news is we won’t have to wait long to find out.

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