On 5 October 2016, the 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany, making it 5 seconds faster around the Green Hell than the Porsche 918.
Lamborghini has just unveiled their newest, the 2018 Huracan Performante, at the Geneva Motor Show. With new technology aero vectoring, active technologies, chassis and all wheel drive setup, the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante is the pinnacle of Lamborghini V10 production car performance on the road, while setting incredible track speeds.
Automobili Lamborghini unveils the Huracán Perfomante at the Geneva Motor Show, combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain.
The enhanced naturally aspirated 5.2 Liter Huracán engine is the most powerful V10 produced to date by Lamborghini. Outputting 640HP at 8,000 rpm and producing 600 ft.lb. of torque at 6,500 rpm. Forged carbon fiber technology contributes to a 90 lb weight reduction and the diet plus increase in grunt makes the “baby” Lambo dirt cheap performance wise.
Handling all that power is Lamborghini’s seven-speed dual clutch transmission that’s been beefed up in order to match the increased performance.
Lamborghini quotes 0-60 times of 2.9 seconds but that seems a little lite considering normal Huracans have been clocked at 2.5 seconds from 0-60, while the factory quotes a top speed well over 200 MPH.
The 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante’s extraordinary acceleration and top speed are matched by its braking ability with standard ventilated and cross-drilled carbon ceramic discs. A high performance track tire, the Pirelli Trofeo R, with street homologation is also available for the 2018 Huracán Performante.
The interior of the Huracán Performante reminds the driver of its lightweight and aerodynamic purpose. Air vents, paddles, door handles and the center console are created from Forged Composite.
Referencing its racing heritage, lightweight, dark colored Alcantara fabric is used throughout, including racing sports seats, though comfort seats with the same trim are available as an alternative.
Kinda makes this car a steal at USD 274,390.00.
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