The Lamborghini Huracan Performante has apparently beaten the Porsche 918 Spyder's record Nuburgring lap time.
Brace yourself: Lamborghini will be unveiling its fastest production car yet at this year’s Geneva Auto Show in March: the Huracan Performante. A hardcore version of the baby Huracan, Lamborghini’s company boss Stefano Domenicali revealed the news in an interview with Digital Trends, suggesting that Lamborghini will be dropping the Superleggera name. Compared to the current Huracan, the new track-focused Performante will be 100 kg lighter thanks to its new carbon fiber components and a stripped-down cabin.
Power in this extreme Huracan will be provided by an uprated version of the stock model’s naturally-aspirated, 5.2-liter V10 engine tuned to send over 610 horsepower to all four wheels and more than 413 lb-ft of torque. Things get more interesting when Lamborghini starts to talk about the Performante’s revolutionary aerodynamics. While no specific details were revealed, Lamborghini’s head of research and development Maurizio Reggiani told Motoring that his team has “discovered something that is big news, it doesn’t exist [yet], we invented it.” He continued: “we succeeded in something that is much more [advanced] of what I expected.”
It needs to be, frankly, if the Performante is to compete with McLaren’s upcoming 720S which will be twice as aerodynamic as the 650S. Allegedly, Lamborghini’s efforts enabled the Performante to set a blistering lap time at the Nuburgring beating the Aventador SV, which lapped the 12.9-mile long circuit in six minutes and 59 seconds, and dethroning the Porsche 918 Spyder’s fastest time of six minutes and 57 seconds. All will be revealed at Geneva on March 7 when the Huracan Performante will be shown to the press, along with more details about the Urus SUV.