A heavily camouflaged version of the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan successor has shown off its overhauled design during its first public outing.
What appears to be a production prototype of the plug-in hybrid replacement for the current Huracan was captured by spy photographers testing on public roads in Germany.
The model appears to have largely stayed true to the proportions of the previous Huracan, maintaining the same window line and steeply raked bonnet.
Decoy stickers don’t do much to trick the eye into believing the model will boast Gallardo-style headlights, as the slim headlights and angular daytime running lights of the Revuelto can be seen underneath.
A large, uninterrupted front bumper intake and prominent splitter echo the styling of the track-only Essenza SCV12.
The back of the model seems to have a rear bumper that exposes a large portion of the rear tyres, but it is yet to be seen if this dramatic detail will be carried over to the production model.
A single, high-mounted hexagonal exhaust outlet sits between the slim brake lights, compared to the dual central exhaust outlets of the Revuelto. Look closer, however, and you can see two pipes within the outlet.
Yellow ‘high-voltage’ stickers across the body confirm the model will in fact house an electrified powertrain.
Some reports suggest that the model will adopt a twin-turbo V8, while CarExpert suspects it could house a naturally aspirated V10 hybrid to differentiate it from the V8 and V6 offerings of Ferrari and McLaren.
Previously speaking to AutoExpress, Lamborghini chief technical officer Rouven Mohr said the new engine will have “more than six and less than 12 cylinders”.
“It’s not a range-oriented hybrid and there will be no kind of downsizing,” he added.
What is confirmed is that Lamborghini will develop the new model’s bespoke platform and engine independently of sister brand Audi, unlike the previous Huracan which shared its underpinnings with the Audi R8.
The Huracan successor will reportedly share the ‘monofuselage’ construction developed for the Revuelto, but will use aluminium instead of carbon fibre.
“Lamborghini became one of the most profitable brands within the group this year, we set another record year in terms of operating profit…. and because being the brand with the highest profitability, of course, you have the power to ask certain things and also to self-fund the project,” Lamborghini’s regional director of Asia Pacific, Francesco Scardaoni, previously told CarExpert.
Lamborghini is also introducing a plug-in hybrid V8 version of the Urus SUV at the end of 2024.
Australia is expected to see the first units of the new Huracan and Urus by 2025.
The Italian brand’s busy two years of electrification are building up to the release of its first electric vehicle, a 2+2 model expected to launch in 2028.