This Lamborghini Breaks Lap Times for Breakfast
The lap records at the famous Nurburgring has been hovering in the low seven-second range for many years now. Many production supercars have reached the limits of design and performance until Lamborghini came in with the new Lamborghini Huracan. With the performance enhanced version known as the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, it has now destroyed the fastest time by setting the mark of 6:52.
This supercar makes use of a lot of forged composites to shed its weight. A big proportion of the car is made of carbon and the material is thinner with the same strength. The result is a lost of 88 lbs at the curb weight compared to the regular Lamborghini Huracan.
Active aerodynamics are programmed to react in 500 milliseconds in order to control the downforce. It also creates less drag which is complemented by the extra power and less weight of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. This all comes out with th0-60 times of 2.8 secs and a top speed of 202 mph.
Power in the Raging Bull
Its heart is its engine. It’s a 5.2-liter V10 engine that makes 640 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. With a dry weight of 3,046 lbs, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante is the best in lightweight supercar motoring.
The power is harnessed to advanced aerodynamics which Lamborghini has patented. It’s called ALA and stands for “Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva”. It consists of computer-controlled air ducts at all corners for a huge increase of downforce. A hollow rear spoiler funnels the high-pressure air thru the support systems to eliminate turbulence behind the car.
The exhaust is all new with a tuned runner exiting higher up than ever before. This allows for 70 percent more maximum torque at 1,000 rpm. The chassis is stronger and the suspension was beefed up to match. A revised interior offers a new instrument display and race-ready seats are optional equipment.
Up the Performance and Prestige
Lamborghini is known to make exceptional supercars and the Lamborghini Huracan was a great car. But they really moved the mark with the special models like the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Price: $274,390 USD
Engine: 5.2 Liter V-10
Torque: 442 lb-ft
0-60: 2.8 secs
Top Speed: 202 mph
Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch