As a response to losing its Nurburgring lap record to an EV.
Earlier this month, the Nio EP9 electric supercar set a new Nurburgring lap record, beating the previous record holder, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Lamborghini hasn’t made an official comment regarding this loss, but unofficially the Italian supercar builder could be hatching up a comeback plan. Australia’s Drive learned from Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, that Lamborghini wasn’t ruling out a limited-run of an even more hardcore Huracan, slotted above the Performante.
Basically, Reggiani hinted it’s possible to strip down the Huracan even further, such as removing the carpet, air conditioning and audio systems, as well as less sound deadening material. “We have some ideas for the future, for sure. When we did the Gallardo Superleggera, the step between the normal Gallardo and this car was really high in terms of comfort and noise and stone chipping and stuff; but with this car you can use outside in Strada (street mode) and not perceive any deterioration of the comfort of this car,” Reggiani stated. “For sure we could do more, let’s see in some years (time).” We’re sure any waiting time will be well worth it.
For the record, the all-electric Nio EP9 set a new Nurburgring lap time earlier this month of 6:45.9. The Lamborghini Huracan Performante did it in 6:52.01, which was also good enough to beat the Porsche 918 Spyder. It seems we're entering the era when EV supercars are proving to be formidable foes to their conventionally powered counterparts.