The Dimension Shifting Lamborghini Huracán Performante

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Lamborghini Huracán Performante

Ok, let’s start off by getting this out of the way; the Lamborghini Huracán Performante is so dangerous it managed to score a 6:52.01 time on the Nürburgring lap. That’s where you should gasp as your pupils dilate in shock.

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Yes, it’s faster than its older brother, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce by 7 seconds, and yes it’s faster than a Porsche 918 Spyder by 5 seconds, hell it’s the second fastest car on the track with the insane Radical SR8LM just two seconds ahead of it. No one expected this, no one. Plenty of people are also very suspicious of the time.

The little Lamborghini Huracán Performante is so good, Lamborghini called it the ‘streetfighter’ – a track version of the standard Huracan with mind numbing performance figures and proper handling capabilities.

The engine remains naturally aspirated, all praise to the 5.2-litre V10 now honed and revised with a bronze manifold cover, reduced losses in the air intake, a new exhaust system, optimised engine fluid dynamics and titanium valves.

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Additionally, the V10 engine now produces 631-bhp and 442-lb ft of torque (70% of which are available at just 1,000 rpm) – packaged with Lambo’s seven-speed DCT and 4-wheel drive and you can get from knot to 62mph in just 2.9 seconds. From zero to 124mph in just 8.9 seconds and a top speeds in excess of 202mph.

If you watch the lap footage, it’s clear the Lamborghini Huracán Performante is very balanced during high speeds and on demanding corners. That’s because the Chassis has been stiffened. Lamborghini equipped the Performante with 10-percent stiffer springs and bars while the roll stiffness has been improved by 15 percent, the axial and radial arm bushings are 50 percent stiffer.

The ANIMA system has been revised as well, select Strada and the car favours traction, Sport will give more rear bias which allows oversteer and Corsa is full-on track attack mode.

The Lamborghini Huracán Performante features active aero called the ‘Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva’ (ALA) which allows the two flaps in the front to open and close in conjunction with the rear wing. Speaking of the rear wing, it benefits from Lamborghini’s new forged carbon composite elements being hollow on the inside.

Using forged carbon allows for complex structures to be made, which gives each side of the wing its own channel that receives air from the airbox on each side independently. This allows ALA to activate and optimise airflow for braking or high speeds to keep the car planted at all times.

During corners, the ALA system monties yaw and steering inputs to determine if it should shut off air to the inside of the wheel to increase downforce while opening the valve in the channel on the other wheel to activate air braking downforce.

Weighing in at just 1,382kg (40kg lighter than the standard Huracán), the car is also pretty from every angle you gaze at. Narvi supplied the Bronze forged wheels which measure in at 20-inches dressed in Pirelli Pzero Corsa tires or the optional track oriented Pirelli Trofeo R.

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