Watch the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Make a Grand Entrance

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

When you set a new Nurburgring lap record, you can make all sorts of bold claims.

Lamborghini isn’t holding back now that its Huracan Performante is the fastest production car around the Nurburgring with a lap time of 6:52.01. After debuting at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Italian automaker has released a new video showcasing the car, saying that it was sculpted by the wind. And in a way it was, with the Huracan boasting the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aerodynamics system.

SEE ALSO: The Record-Setting Lamborghini Huracan Performante Costs $274K

Along with lightening the car a bit, ALA does all sorts of fancy, high-tech tricky to make sure the Huracan is planted on the track at all times in the most efficient way possible. The company also gave the chassis a new setup and all of the changes work in harmony to unseat the Porsche 918 Spyder from the Nurburgring throne.

Sporting 640 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante weighs in at 3,047 pounds (1,382 kilograms) and does zero-to-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds. It’s heading to the U.S. this summer with a $274,390 price tag.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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