Lamborghini has finally released the first official teaser of the roofless Huracan Performante.
Ferrari chose to reveal the 488 Pista online before its debut at Geneva next week, but some supercar manufacturers have been keeping their Geneva Motor Show plans under wraps to keep us intrigued. One of those manufacturers is Lamborghini, which has remained silent – until now. We’ve already seen it in prototype spy shots and leaked renders, but now the automaker has released the first official teaser of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder.
The focus of the video is really on the Huracan Performante hardtop, as Lamborghini announced that the hardcore supercar has set eight lap records on European race tracks, including Balocco, Wroughton and the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit to make up for its crushing defeat at the Nurburgring by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
However, towards the end of the video there’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of a roofless Huracan Performante speeding past. While it still hasn’t been officially announced, what we’re looking at is the long-rumored Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder. The automaker teased that it will be “adding a new dimension to the Huracan Performante at the Geneva Motor Show,” so we don’t have long to wait until the hardcore supercar finally drops its top. A press invite also teases the convertible supercar in a blurred image. Let's face it, a roofless Huracan Performante has been a long time coming.
Lamborghini offers a convertible version of the standard Huracan, so it makes sense for the Performante to get the Spyder treatment too. We’ve also known of the car’s existence for a long time, as test versions of the convertible were spotted last summer. Like the hardtop, the Hurcan Performante Spyder is expected to pack a 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 631 hp, and feature Lamborghini’s advanced active aero system that helped the track-focused supercar become the second fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring. In the hardtop, 0-62 mph takes 2.9 seconds and tops out 202 mph, but the Spyder will probably be slightly slower due to the extra weight it will be carrying.