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Hail To The Lamborghini Huracan Performante

By Victor Baker


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Lamborghini Huracan Performante

We’ve all been teased with reports about this supercar, spy shots, not to mention news about the Nurburgring lap record that this Lamborghini has blown away. And now, better late than never, the Italian supercar maker has finally introduced the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

Premiered at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, this Italian menace packs the same 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, that was tweaked to output 631 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Magic! As a result, the Huracan Performante will accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds, do 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.9 seconds, although the top speed still remains 325 km/h (202 mph).

Upgrading the V10 is all fine and dandy – with an improved air intake, redesigned exhaust, new titanium valves and optimized fluid dynamics for the intake and exhaust – but the 40 kg (88 lbs) diet might have something to do with that record lap as well.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Lamborghini went even further and improved upon the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, revised the suspension, recalibrated the electromechanical power steering, dynamic steering, as well as the electronic stability control. And if you aren’t impressed yet, please note that the ANIMA system has been revised as well. A day at the track sounds perfect right about now.

The braking system has been fiddled with as well, as expected considering the improvement in performance figures. New carbon fiber composite materials, patented by the automaker, have been specially used in the manufacture of active aerodynamic elements, such as the front and rear spoiler, engine bonnet, and a new rear bumper with diffuser, not to mention the air ducts and active flaps.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

There’s also a large rear wing that improves high-speed cornering, and a Lamborghini Diablo vibe seems to surround the supercar. For some extra coolness, this new Italian supercar comes with digital cockpit displays that can be configured depending on the selected driving mode – Strada, Sport or Corsa, and it also supports Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.

The interior shows off also gets forged composite-made air vents, paddle shifters, door handles and center console. Dark Alcantara fabric covers the sports seats – or comfort seats, if you so desire. Customers should expect this supercar in their garage as soon as this summer, with pricing starting off at $274,390 in the US or €195,040 in Europe.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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