“Automobili Lamborghini” is an Italian car manufacturer founded by “Ferruccio Lamborghini” in 1963. The main objective of the company at that time was to compete with already well established car manufacturers such as “Ferrari”. The company gained worldwide acclaim for their car, the “Lamborghini Miura” in 1966, which established rear mid-engine and a rear wheel drive layout as a standard for high-performance cars of the era. Fast forward 50 years to 2014 and Lamborghini has given the world some of the best supercars in the industry including the “Lamborghini Countach”, “Lamborghini Gallardo”, “Lamborghini Aventador”, to their brand new car at the time the “Lamborghini Huracan”. The Huracan went through various iterations of itself including a coupe and spyder edition until Lamborghini landed on this…
This is the “Lamborghini Huracan Performante”, the first Lamborghini to have the word “Performance” in its very name and their current track beast is available for purchase as a road car.
The Performante is basically a Huracan on steroids… a lot of them. With a lower curb weight and a much more powerful engine than the regular Huracan it’s no wonder that it set a lap time of 6:52:01 on the “Nurburgring” making it one of the fastest production cars to go around the track. The “Huracan Performante” also utilizes Lamborghini’s new “Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva” (ALA) system which is said to be 80% lighter than the hydraulic systems used in other cars. According to Lamborghini, ALA is also said to produce 750% more downforce than the regular Huracan. The huge front splitter, air ducts located at the front end of the car, side skirts, the rear diffuser and the massive rear wing are all courtesy of the ALA system that work in sync to provide the 750% downforce which allows the car to go around tight turns at higher speeds without losing traction.
Being the hardcore track beast that it is, the “Lamborghini Huracan Performante” is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 that produces 631hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. All that power reaches the wheels through a 7-speed Dual Clutch which is capable of thrusting the car from 0-100 kmph in just 2.9 secs, 0-200 kmph in 6 secs and tops out at 351 kmph. The “Magnetorheological Suspension” has been reworked to give a driver a serious track experience and the “Lamborghini Dynamic Steering” has been re-calibrated. This car also uses forged aluminium and forged carbon fibre body panels which were used in the construction of the “Lamborghini Sesto Elemento”.
There no doubt that Lamborghini has cemented itself in the supercar industry as one of the greatest and will continue to grow and expand. However with competition like the “Porsche 911 GT2 RS” and the “2019 Chevrolet Corvette”, Lamborghini will have to grow and expand faster than they had originally planned to.
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