Lamborghini will soon reveal the updated-for-2019 Huracán, and the first set of preview images have emerged. An image, revealing the rear three-quarter of the car, was posted on Lamborghini's Unica invite-only smartphone app, targeted at current and potential owners. The image also reveals the adoption of an 'Evo' nameplate for the updated car.
Following the Huracán Performante that was launched last year, the Ferrari 488 rival will receive a number of revisions that reflect the recent changes made to the mechanically similar Audi R8. It's expected this will involve a power hike, chassis upgrades and minor styling tweaks.
The Huracán has been on sale since 2014 with only minor changes to the base coupé and Spyder convertible variants. Prototypes for the 2019 model have previously been seen testing in Spyder form sporting the usual 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 ready to use 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 the reprofiled lights surround the 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 20-30hp, more torque, despite a host of new particulate filtration systems necessary to meet WLTP emissions regulations. Expect fractional improvements to the 0-100kph time of the Huracán, approaching the 3sec mark, and a slightly higher top speed.
Lamborghini is looking to update the Huracán's cabin to ensure it is in line with the newer supercar rivals. We're likely to see a new, Audi-inspired infotainment system, alongside uprated switchgear. However, 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.