New Huracán Performante Is the Most Powerful V10 Lamborghini Ever

Joanna Estrada
March 14, 2017

When you set a new Nurburgring lap record, you can make all sorts of bold claims. Inspired by the Huracan Super Trofeo race auto, the new Huracan Performante is said to be designed for those customers who crave the ultimate performance.

A dozen-page press release outlines all the changes and improvements, and the Huracan Performante itself debuts tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show. But, like many great things, it can be made better - and that's what the engineers at Lamborghini have done with the new Huracan Performante.

To achieve that high-performance standard, Lamborghini has built the vehicle with the company's proprietary Forged Composite carbon fibre, which has been used in the making of the front and rear spoiler, engine cover, rear bumper, and diffuser.

"The Huracan Performante is the convergence of technological developments to produce a auto delivering flawless performance", explained Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali.

"This new auto represents the powerhouse of Lamborghini DNA and innovation, and a 360-degree approach to creating class-leading super sports cars", said Stefano Domenicali, the head of Lamborghini.

Lamborghini isn't holding back now that its Huracan Performante is the fastest production vehicle around the Nurburgring with a lap time of 6:52.01.

The new Lamborghini Huracan is powered by the tried and tested 5.2 litre V10 is still rear-mounted but the engine now churns out an impressive 630 bhp develops 600 Nm of peak torque. In other words: the auto uses physics to go fast. The updated engine uses titanium valves, a revised intake, and lighter exhaust.

The front and rear wings have been developed specifically for the Performante and feature the latest in active aerodynamic technology.

The Performante has something called Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA).

Lamborghini has also redesigned the suspension, making it stiffer by 10 per cent for improved responsiveness and road holding. 0 to 62 miles per hour happens in 2.9 seconds.

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