Introducing the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The name, meaning “hurricane”, is certainly a perfect summary of what this car has to offer.
If you found yourself at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, you most likely had a fiery encounter with the beastly Lamborghini Huracan Performante; aesthetically indulgent, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor.
The Performante has become the most recent head turner and talk of the town by breaking the famous Nurburgring’s Nordschleife record by a staggering five full seconds (6:52:01). This record was formerly held by the Porsche 918 Spyder. The Performante is intimidatingly swift and dynamic.
The Performante has been fine-tuned with precision and extreme attention to detail with its high-agility design tuning aerodynamics to its power-train.
The Performante’s design is based on the spiky hexagonal form of a carbon atom. It is sleek and striking. The air vents, shift paddles, and center console are all made of a carbon compound, and dark microsuede is applied throughout.
In the Eye of the Huracan
– Powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2 litre V10
– 631 horsepower at 8000rpm
– 443 lb-ft of torque at 6500rpm
– 70% of torque is available at 1000rpm which required advancing the seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission
– 0-100km in 2.5 seconds
– With time to stretch Performante reaches speeds of 325km/h
– Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA)
Lamborghini has developed a specific aerodynamic system specifically for this car. Lamborghini states:
“It’s meant to provide more downforce for cornering and less drag at speed and can actuate its various parts in less than half a second.”
There are electric flaps in the front and back of the car, the flaps in front open to allow air in through the grille and underneath the car and the flaps in the back direct the air through channels and ridges located in and underneath the wing. When the flaps are closed, the air is directed to hit the fixed rear wing to create more downforce.
We’ll admit it: The Huracan Performante blew us away.