As many of you may have heard, Lamborghini recently destroyed the old Nürburgring lap record, set by the Porsche 918 Spyder, with a new version of the Huracán. With a time of 6:52.01 min, Lamborghini beat the old record by a 5s, in a car that is a quarter of the cost of the 918, and in a car that uses fairly dated powertrain technology, when compared to the 918 of course. This car is now officially known as the Huracán Peformante, and it looks brilliant.
The Peformante has no electric hybrid witchcraft in the engine bay. Instead, there is the all too familiar, naturally aspirated, 5.2L V10 motor, which has now been reworked to produce 640hp and 442 lb*ft of torque.
The Peformante is also 40kg lighter than a stock Huracán, thanks to forged carbon fiber parts and general fat trimming. This, along with the added power, allows the Peformante to accelerate to 60mph in 2.9s!
Also, there are a bunch of nice, sharp aerodynamic bits attached to all parts of the body. Not only do these pointy pieces of carbon fiber look cool, they also adjust actively according to the conditions. This not only keeps the Peformante planted during high speed maneuvers, but also makes it look really, really cool. There is also a bronze manifold, which has no added performance, however is a nice throwback to the Diablo 30th edition.
I am still trying to comprehend the fact this car annihilated the 918 Spyder on the ring. While I do enjoy seeing hybrid powertrains being implemented into performance cars, the Peformante shows that old-school tech still has a lot of potential left.