Superleggera in Italian roughly translates to super lightweight, though it sounds much better in Italian. However, what it actually means to a car is far more important. In Lamborghini speak, when Superleggera is badged on a car, it means that car is stripped out, lightweight and more powerful than before. So when we think we’ve seen a possible Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera, we get pretty excited.
Autoblog has caught some spy shots of a suspicious looking Lamborghini Huracan lapping the Nurburgring Nordeschleife. While at first, it looks like a run-of-the-mill Huracan (Can you use that expression for any Lamborghini?), it appears to have some sort of strange black box at the rear. We have no idea what that could be but Autoblog assumes it’s some upgraded exhaust that Lambo’s working on and hiding. Who knows, but we do know this is something other than a standard Huracan.
If it’s now a standard Huracan, though, what kind could it be? The Sant’Agata firm has already released a Super Trofeo variant, so the logical next step would be the Superleggera. If this is indeed a Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera, expect it to have a slightly more powerful variant of the 5.2 liter V10 as in the standard car. But it will also be lightweight, stripped out and more hardcore. So expect one-piece lightweight seats, a ton of carbon fiber and some impressive aerodynamics. While this test car doesn’t seem to have any different aero from the standard car, it may just be because Lamborghini doesn’t want to tip its hat just yet.
We don’t really have any way of knowing what this car is exactly or what it will be. But we can speculate and we’d like to think that this is some sort of Superleggera variant of the Huracan. If so, we’re going to be very excited about, regardless of what language we say it in.