Watch the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Make a Grand Entrance
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.
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 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 AutoGuide.com 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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