After a little teasing and the announcement of its amazing 6:52.01 Nürburgring lap time, we finally get all the official details on the new Lamborghini Huracán Perfomante.
This new version of Lambo’s entry-level supercar combines low weight, advanced aerodynamics, and a tweaked powertrain to create this amazing rig. Starting with the aero, this supercar has tons of advancements, like its Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, or ALA, which quickly morphs this supercar form a slick top-speed monster to a downforce heavy track rig and back.
The ALA functions by opening the new front flaps and the new outer air ducts on the rear hood to allow air to flow freely, leading to lower drag and a higher top speed. When needed, the ALA closes both the front flaps and the rear air ducts, forcing the air to flow over all the downforce-generating bits, like the front and rear spoilers. This process allows the Huracán Perfomante to deliver 750 percent more downforce than the standard Huracán.
Stylistically, the Huracán Perfomante looks the part of an even more insane supercar, thanks to its aforementioned front and rear spoilers made from Lamborghini’s Forged Composite (chopped carbon-fiber in a resin). Also made from this composite are the rear hood and various rear end components. This inclusion of mass Forged Composite helps reduce its curb weight by 40 kg (88.2 pounds).
Inside, the driver gets treated to another dose of Forged Composite, as the shifter paddles, air vents, door handles, and the center console are all made from it. Adding to the lightness, dark Alcantara covers the sport seats and other parts of the cabin. Buyers will also enjoy a dashboard display that shows the action of the ALA system, configurable cockpit displays, Apple CarPlay, and more.
Under the Huracán Perfomante’s hood is the same V-10 engine as the base model, but with its power turned up to 640 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque – boosts of 38 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque. This engine combines with a performance all-wheel-drive system, the lightweight body and active aero to help push this supercar to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
The suspension also receives a tweak in this special model. Lamborghini improved the suspension’s vertical stiffness by 10%, the roll stiffness by 15%, and the radial and axle arm bushings’ stiffness by 50%. Buyers looking for even better control can opt for the magneto rheological suspension.
The Lamborghini Huracán Perfomante will hit showrooms in the summer of 2017 at a starting price of $274,390 – a whopping $74,590 more than the base Huracán.