The Huracan will lose its naturally aspirated V10 in favor of a twin-turbo V8, but the larger supercar is sticking with V12 power. Lamborghini has also pledged to skip forced induction for its flagship model, deciding to use an NA motor again. Both performance cars will be hybrids to meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations, with the Urus expected to follow suit. Meanwhile, the most muscular raging bull of them all has been caught testing.
Spied rolling on unusually wide tires on the streets of Germany, the Aventador’s successor appeared to have most of the production body panels. The low-slung machine featured high-voltage yellow stickers indicating its partially electrified nature. You’ll also notice red kill switches when something goes wrong and the test rider wants to avoid an even bigger battery-powered fire igniting.
Since we mentioned the stickers, there are a few more on the back, hilariously depicting the Aventador fake taillights. The real ones hide in plain sight, shaped like the letter “Y” while flanking the top-mounted quad exhaust tips. The taillights appear to be inspired by those fitted to the futuristic 2017 Terzo Millennio concept. Lamborghini’s obsession with hexagons will continue, as evidenced by the massive air intake behind the license plate.
The dramatic side profile retains the familiar wedge shape and reveals huge air intakes to cool the all-new V12 we’ve been promised. Huge cross-drilled brake discs with yellow calipers at the rear hide behind the black wheels while ground clearance is minimal at best. Just as with its predecessor, there’s tiny fixed glass at the base of the A-pillars and the pointed side mirrors sit high.
The short, chunky nose apparently incorporates much smaller headlights while displaying generously sized air intakes. Despite the heavy camouflage, the front fascia already looks angry and intimidating as you would expect from a Lamborghini V12. Overall, the supercar has all the design attributes of a Sant’Agata Bolognese product.
The world premiere is set to take place in 2023, but not before an all-terrain Huracan epilogue dubbed Sterrato in the coming weeks.