‘Something different’: New Lamborghini Huracan variants coming soon


The V10-powered Lamborghini Huracan isn’t ready to ride off into the sunset just yet – more special editions could be on the way, with a different approach to those before it.


Lamborghini isn’t ready to give up on its junior Huracan supercar just yet, with company bosses hinting at more special-edition variants on the way.

Speaking to Australian media, Lamborghini chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani wouldn’t confirm if any additional Huracan derivatives are coming in the coming years – ahead of the arrival of the Huracan’s successor in 2024 – but hinted something radically different to the track-focused STO was in the pipeline.

“We are full of ideas … and we will never give up in order to see what the potential [that] this fantastic base of the Huracan – with the V10 naturally-aspirated [engine], and a chassis that is one of the best in terms of performance – can … have in the future”, said Reggiani.

“This is a question mark that I leave to you, but I think we will see soon something different.”

Above and top: Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato concept.

Reggiani’s reference to “something different” comes weeks after Drive uncovered new European trademark filings for Huracan Sterrato and Huracan Tecnica variants – the former hinting to a production version of 2018’s Huracan Sterrato concept, an off-road-ready, high-riding version of the all-wheel-drive supercar.

Following the concept’s reveal, talk emerged of plans to put the Sterrato into production, with a limited run of 500 to 1000 cars, heavy use of 3D-printed parts, and a possible price tag of €240,000 ($AU380,000).

Speaking to Automobile about the concept in 2018, Maurizio Reggiani said: “Even though the budget is quite tight—it always is at Lamborghini—the provisional business case suggests that we can build this car at a profit. How is this possible, you ask? By manufacturing all restyled or new body panels, claddings, ducts, and splitters on 3D printers.”

A production Sterrato would represent one end of the Huracan model spectrum, contrasting the limited-run, track-focused STO – which draws heavily from Lamborghini’s endurance race cars – due in Australian showrooms in mid-2022.


As for a Huracan Tecnica, there’s no word on whether such a variant is in the pipeline, but given the nature of the earlier Gallardo Tecnica – which added a rear wing, carbon-ceramic brakes and new colours to the ‘standard’ Gallardo it was based on – it could feasibly developed in a short period of time, as most of the required upgrades would already sit in Lamborghini’s parts bin.

The current Lamborghini Huracan has less than three years left on sale, with Lamborghini confirming its unnamed successor will launch in 2024 with plug-in hybrid power – expected to use a twin-turbo V8, spelling the end of the Huracan’s naturally-aspirated V10.

“The follower of the Huracan has already been announced [as] a plug-in hybrid version, as the entire model range will go plug-in hybrid in 2023 and 2024; the Huracan follower in 2024. As you can do the math yourself there is still some time to enjoy the current Huracan, and [its] versions,” Lamborghini communications boss Tim Bravo.

In the meantime, buyers keen on a Lamborghini Huracan can still place orders – including for the flagship STO, which is yet to sell out for Australian and New Zealand markets, despite only 49 cars earmarked for both markets (in total).

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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