Lamborghini Huracan 2019 facelift to bring power boost
Lamborghini will launch a revised Huracán and Huracán Spyder next year, with tweaked styling and more power from the V10 on the cards
The Ferrari 488 rival has been on sale since 2014 with only minor changes to the base coupé and Spyder convertible variants. A more extensive update programme is planned for the 2019 car, which has been caught in prototype Spyder form testing with the usual patterned disguise.
Despite the camouflage wrap, several visual changes are evident for the new model. These include a redesigned front bumper with a more intricate design for the air intakes, which could adopt active shutters or flaps to boost aerodynamics. Further visual tweaks include a new horizontal fin for the side air scoops, while more significant changes are seen at the back.
Every variant in the Huracán range looks set to adopt the Performante’s high-mounted centre twin exhaust system, so in turn it’s reasonable to expect greater acoustics from the 5.2-litre V10. A new rear diffuser shows the car could benefit from Lamborghini’s active aero tech previewed by the Aventador SVJ, while reprofiled lights surround additional rear vents to boost cooling.
The Huracán will follow its facelifted Audi R8 sibling, due for a reveal later this year, and is expected to adopt the same mechanical tweaks. Both cars are expected to see power rise by around 20-30bhp, with more torque, despite a host of new particulate filtration systems necessary to meet WLTP emissions regulations. Expect fractional improvements to the 0-62mph time of the Huracán, approaching the three-second mark, and a slightly higher top speed.
Lamborghini is looking to update the Huracán’s cabin to ensure it keeps pace with newer supercar rivals. We’re likely to see a new, Audi-inspired infotainment system, alongside uprated switchgear. Don’t expect to see the amount of autonomous driver assist technology shared with other VW Group brands, as it’s set to remain as pure a driver’s car as it’s possible to be in modern times.
Source: Autocar Online