New Lamborghini Huracán derivative to debut April 12

Additional high performance model should join the Huracán range between EVO and STO models

Lamborghini has teased a new Huracán derivative that’ll join the range between the existing EVO and hardcore STO models. Due for a reveal on April 12, the variant will join the range at a point where both the entry-level RWD and hardcore STO have proven their worth as brilliant supercars, making this a very exciting prospect.

It’s unknown whether this new model will feature rear or all-wheel drive, but we can say that it’ll feature the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine as its range siblings – something signified by the engine plaque that features the same firing order as is fitted on all other ten-cylinder Lamborghini models. 

As both the STO and all-wheel drive EVO feature an identical 631bhp specification of V10 engine, exactly how this new model will be differentiated remains to be identified, but we are expecting most of the STO’s bespoke carbonfibre bodywork to be left off the table, instead Lamborghini will likely apply aero changes and upgrades to the EVO’s narrower aluminium body. Another definite will be the use of the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that’s been a consistent feature on all Huracáns, so too its aluminium-intensive mid-engined construction. 

As one of few naturally aspirated supercars still in production, the Huracán will be the last Lamborghini to go without any form of hybridisation. While we don’t think Lamborghini’s next generation hybrid supercars will lose any of their eccentricities, there is something symbolic about the last ‘pure’ combustion-engined Lamborghinis.

With less than a week to go until showtime, we won’t have to wait long to see what Lamborghini has in store. With this, and possibly even a limited-run production version of the off-roading Huracán Sterrato Concept, Lamborghini looks to be joining BMW and Porsche in not holding back on its high performance derivatives and special editions of models they know they can sell, while they can still sell them… 

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