Lamborghini reveals Huracán Performante; Nürburgring’s new star

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Lamborghini has revealed the most extreme road version of the Huracan – the Performante, at the Geneva Motor Show – after all this while of a test mule lapping the Nurburgring, setting a lap-time record of a Porsche 918 Spyder-beating 6min 52.01 seconds.

You’ll note massive revisions done to the front and rear, giving the Performante an angrier, racecar appeal. It also features a bronze engine manifold cover that instantly reminds you of a few Lambos of old. Ultra-lightweight, forged-carbonfibre composite material gives way to moulded shapes being made in one piece – and this majorly contributes to active aerodynamic elements.

The huge rear wing, for example, is made from forged carbonfibre. Aiding improved downforce are the flaps that use an electro-actuator system that is also responsible for weight reduction.

Sitting pretty at the rear is a 640hp, 5.2-litre V10 that churns out 600Nm of torque – all of which is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. 0-100kph is dealt with in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 325kph.

The Performante features a Haldex permanent all-wheel-drive system with a mechanical self-locking rear differential and full electronic control. Apart from the Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, you also Pirelli Trofeo R rubber that’s optional and is exclusively designed for hardcore track use.

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