At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Automobili Lamborghini unveils the Huracán Performante that features new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain. On 5 October 2016, the supercar set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
The Huracán Performante’s body is made from aluminum and Lamborghini’s award-winning Forged Composite, which is found in structural components like front and rear spoiler, the engine bonnet, rear bumper and aerodynamic diffuser, contributing to the car’s weight reduction of 40 kg. The design of the car reflects the pure lines and performance of Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars, and also is inspired by naked performance motorcycles, with their exposed frames and ‘streetfighter’ structures expressing function and performance. The new front is razor-blade sharp, the active aerodynamic front spoiler is visible in Forged Composite and the front bumper has no grills emphasizing lightweight, efficiency and sportiveness. The racing inspired and fascinating rear, features extensive carbon fiber, with Forged Composite components reinforcing the significance of active aerodynamics. The rear wing with integrated air ducts could only have been created in one piece using the Forged Composite technology. The Huracán Performante sits on specifically designed lightweight bronze 20” Narvi forged rims.
The Huracán Performante boasts the most powerful V10 produced to date by Lamborghini. Outputting 640 hp (470 kW) at 8,000 rpm and producing 600 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, it is distinguished by a new bronze manifold that draws on the heritage of previous special edition engines such as the Diablo 30th Anniversary power plant. The Performante’s dry weight is just 1,382 kg, giving a weight to power ratio of 2.16 kg. Weight distribution front and rear is 43/57 %. Accelerating from 0- 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, the Huracán Performante is propelled from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.9 seconds, and brakes from 100-0 km/h in 31 m.
The interior of the Huracán Performante is the reminiscent of its lightweight and aerodynamic purpose. Air vents, paddles, door handles and the center console are created from Forged Composite. Referencing its racing heritage, lightweight, dark colored Alcantara fabric is used throughout, including on the sports seats where an optional ‘Y’ graphic can be lasered. Comfort seats with the same trim are available as an alternative. The new digital cockpit displays are configurable depending on driving mode selected: Strada, Sport or Corsa, with a display dedicated to the ALA detailing data on downforce and drag. The new cockpit layout supports Apple CarPlay and its iPhone apps including the Lamborghini telemetry system, which allows the driver to record, replay and study his own performance.
The delivery of the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante will start in summer 2017 at suggested retail prices of $274,390.
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