We're beginning to learn what Lamborghini has in store for the Huracan's mid-cycle update.
Lamborghini is about to give the Huracán a mid-cycle update. Company officials are still debating what to add and what to remove from the supercar.
Insider speaking on the condition of anonymity told Car & Driver the smallest Lamborghini could receive the rear-wheel steering already found on the Aventador S. Transferring the technology from the bigger bull to the smaller one is fairly straight-forward, but officials are hesitant for cost reasons. The Huracán is an entry-level model, so keeping its price in check is important.
The same source revealed the Huracán could receive a 48-volt electrical system similar to the one found in the Bentley Bentayga and the Audi SQ7. The additional volts would power the suspension, among other components, but they wouldn't feed a hybrid system.
Again, Lamborghini hasn't decided whether to add a 48-volt system or keep the current car's 12-volt setup. To make it work, engineers would need to add a second battery and a whole lot more wires, which increases cost and complexity.
Power will continue to come from a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine. It will likely get a boost in power; it's not too far-fetched to imagine the Performante's 631-horsepower tune will become standard. The line-up will include both rear- and all-wheel drive models, and it could grow to include a more hardcore, track-derived GT3 variant.
The team headed by R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani still has a little bit of time to figure out how to keep the Huracán fresh. The updated model is tentatively scheduled to arrive in late 2018 or early 2019, still according to Car & Driver.
Photos by Ronan Glon.