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Lamborghini Aventador 'Performante' spied

Active aero for Raging-est Bull
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A heavily-camouflaged Lamborghini Aventador has been snapped with a Huracan Performante-style aerodynamics package, suggesting a more track-focused flagship Bull could be on the way.

These images show a (very heavily) camouflaged Aventador wearing a striking new rear wing and diffuser. Although the spoiler looks different to that of the Huracan Performante, the shape of the rear diffuser is very similar – there are hints of the limited-run Veneno, too. The louvres on the rear deck are also new – neither the 'standard' Aventador S or smaller Huracan Performante run with the same setup.

The stickers make it hard to tell, but we'd be surprised if Lamborghini hasn't used funky chopped carbon-fibre to shape the new aero elements, which suggest this top-spec Raging Bull will be a lighter, more track-focused offering than the existing Aventador S.

The changes continue up front, where there are new vents integrated and an aggressive-looking splitter integrated into the bumper. Our sources suggest the new add-ons are part of an active aerodynamics system. In the hottest Huracan, a system dubbed 'ALA' is able to channel air to a particular side of the car, essentially using aerodynamics to deliver a similar effect to torque vectoring.

Combined with rear-wheel steering and all-wheel drive, that could make for a seriously sticky (or scary) Aventador on the track.

As for power? Well, if past special Bulls are anything to go by, the 6.5-litre V12 engine in the car will offer more than the 544kW Aventador S. The Ferrari 812 Superfast produces 588kW from its V12 engine, but that's not necessarily a guide as to what Lamborghini will chase here. Only time will tell, unfortunately.

And pricing... well, if you have to ask you probably can't afford one. Lamborghini has previously told us there are more variants to come, but it didn't give an indication of how much they would cost. For reference, the S is priced from $788,914 before on-road costs – expect this hardcore model to be well costlier again.

“I don’t want Aventador to die, honestly. I love it. The time will have to come – let’s say it will be soon, but not too soon – and there are still a few more surprises to come with Aventador. But I can’t tell you any more or someone will kill me," said Federico Foschini, chief commercial officer for Lamborghini told us last year.