Lamborghini never made a new Miura, but the Lamborghini Huracan Rayo is the next best thing and promises to be very fastby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 03:58
I think we can all agree that the Lamborghini Huracan is a very capable supercar out of the box. Be that as it may, the people at 7X Design thought it would be a good idea to exploit the car’s hardware to its fullest. Moreover, with help from Envisage Group from Coventry, the Huracan received a bespoke new body that seems to have been inspired by the Miura. The results, both visually and performance-wise, are mind-blowing.
The basis for this project was a Lamborghini Huracan LP610, which means 602 horsepower at 8,250 RPM and 413 pound-feet (560 Nm) at 6,500 RPM, which allows for a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of around 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h).
After what we assume are extensive modifications, including a twin-turbo kit (they haven’t told us), power from the V-10 has gone up to 1,900 horsepower. We do know that Underground Racing was responsible for tuning the car, but that’s about it. In addition to being unique-looking, the people behind the Reyo aim to break the 300 mph (482 km/h) speed barrier.
But it’s not just a question of high horsepower when chasing very high speeds. The car needs to be extremely aerodynamic. Rayo’s coach-built body is not just to reminisce of the 1960s Miura. In addition to paying homage to one of the most iconic “raging bulls” ever made, the new body improves the drag coefficient from 0.39 to 0.279 Cd.
It’s one of those rare cases in our time where function and form co-excide, as the car not only is extremely “slippery”, but also incredibly gorgeous to the eye. The car is still very much a Huracan and you can easily tell by looking at it. However, it has been blessed with some of Miura’s most distinctive elements. Starting from the front, you’ll notice the beautiful eyelashes have made a comeback. In addition, the lower front fascia has been streamlined and is much cleaner than before, now featuring a single big “mouth”, which channels air.
On the side, you’ll see additional Miura design cues, such as the air inlets in front of the rear wheel arches, as well as those behind the rear windows.
From the side, you can also tell that the car is now longer – the extra length will come in handy when attempting 300 mph (482 km/h) runs.
Coincidentally, the rear section of the Huracan Rayo is slightly reminiscent of a Koenigsegg Regera.
As we already noted, the rear of the car is quite a bit different. It becomes even more obvious once you look at it from the rear, where you’ll see what is essentially a modern interpretation of the Miura. From the taillights and rear mesh to the engine cover the car Rayo has “skinned” the Miura and taken over its entire rear end (as weird as it may sound). A new and welcome addition is the two small rear spoilers, very similar to those on the SSC Tuatara – another high-horsepower vehicle chasing high speeds.
The new body is entirely made of carbon fiber and was precision-built to perfectly fit where the original body panels once were, thus leaving the stock Huracan monocoque chassis intact. It’s also finished in bright orange color, as befits a special Lamborghini, such as this one. The car is said to be a one-off and perfectly showcases the skill and expertise of Envisage Group. At this moment, there is no word of the exact price of the car, but we’re more curious to see the orange beast attempt the 300 mph (482 km/h).