Its a signal that a roadster version of the Superleggera might be underway

A recently applied trademark suggests that Lamborghini is working on a fourth iteration for the entry-level Huracan supercar. According to Auto Guide, the Italian firm has applied to trademark the Huracan Performante name. Given that the Performance badge has been previously used on a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera, Lambo may be planning a similar version of the Huracan.

Already available in coupe and spyder versions, the Huracan has yet to receive the higher performance Superleggera treatment, but the vehicle has been spotted testing as early as 2015. The Superleggera is expected to break cover in late 2016 or early 2017 with an aggressive body kit and a beefed-up V-10 engine rated at more than 630 horsepower (versus the standard 602 horses). The Performante model should arrive with identical specs, but slightly different aerodynamic upgrades.

There’s no word as to when the fourth version of the Huracan might hit showrooms, but given that we have yet to see any test cars as of October 2016, the high-performance roadster is at least 12 months away.

It’s predecessor, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performance was announced in late 2010 and deliveries began in April 2011. Production of the Gallardo ended in November 2013, with the final example being a Spyder Performante.

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Why it matters

Given that all recent Lamborghinis have spawned at least a handful of variants, the trademark for the Huracan Performante is far from surprising. Until now, the Huracan has followed in the exact footsteps of the Gallardo, receiving two road-going models as well as race-spec versions, and it’s only natural to assume that this trend will continue. Although Lambo has yet to confirm that a Performance is coming down the pipeline, a roadster version of the Superleggera is only a matter of time. Once both the Superleggera and Superleggera Performance arrive, the Huracan lineup will be complete.

2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 Superleggera

Lamborghini Trademarks "Huracan Performante" Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Read our full review on the upcoming 2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 Superleggera here.

Source: Autoguide

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