Lamborghini Shows Off The Huracan Performante's Advanced Active Aero


How fast did the Lamborghini Huracan Performante go around the Nurburgring? That's a question that remains unanswered.

Well done Lamborghini, you duped us all. Last week the Italian manufacturer showed us a fresh fresh glimpse of the upcoming hardcore Huracan Performante, teasing that it’s set a potentially record-breaking lap time at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a strong hint that all would be revealed on February 23. Well, that day has come and gone, and we’re none the wiser about the hardcore Huracan’s lap time. Instead, we got another video telling us to wait until March 1 when the time will presumably be revealed.

Effectively, last week’s video was a teaser for a teaser. What this latest look does reveal, however, are tantalizing details about the Huracan Performante’s active aerodynamics which enabled it to blitz The Green Hell faster than the Aventador SV and, potentially, the Porsche 918 Spyder, which currently holds the fastest lap record.

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Lamborghini calls the technology "ALA", standing for "Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva," which allows you to “manage active aerodynamics in an innovative way”. A flap in the front splitter intake opens to direct air under the car to reduce drag and increase top speed, while the fixed rear wing adopts a similar setup. This all helps to generate maximum downforce and stability when cornering at high speed, while low-drag increases acceleration on the straights – a combination that enabled the Huracan Performante to set a blistering lap time at the never-ending Nurburgring. Hopefully we'll soon find out how fast it went round the Ring next week on March 1.