A Bugatti Chiron would need three times the distance to achieve the same speed.
Last weekend was dominated by new records set at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Incredibly, the fully electric Volkswagen I.D. R achieved a sub-eight-minute time, smashing the outright record held by Sebastien Loeb for five years. Bentley also set a new production SUV record in the race to the clouds. But both these automotive achievements overshadowed a new record set by a modified Lamborghini Huracan.
Several supercars were seen dueling it out at the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, but the standout was a twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan tuned by Underground Racing. If that setup sounds familiar, another Huaracan from the tuner set a 256.99-mph half-mile record last year. But that hasn’t stopped Underground Racing from trying to beat its own record.
Early runs show the Huracan hitting 244 mph, prompting the team to continually tweak the car to improve the traction. Eventually, the Huracan matches Underground Racing’s previous record by hitting 256.99 mph again. On the final run, however, the Huracan went even faster reaching a speed of 259.67 mph, which was enough to set a new half-mile record. It’s an impressive feat, especially when you consider the Bugatti Chiron would need three times the distance to reach the same speed. Underground Racing has a history of boosting Lambos to reach crazy speeds in the half mile. Back in May 2017, one of its modified Huracans set a record by hitting 250 mph at the time.
Prior to that, another one of the tuner’s modified Lambos hit 238.6 mph in 2015, again setting a record at the time. At this rate, it surely won’t be long before the team breaks the 260 mph barrier.