Mar 09, 2017 12:12 AM EST
Lamborghini has finally come up with the highest performance version of its V10 supercar, the "Huracan Performante". It announced its arrival in grand fashion, beating the Porsche 918 Spyder by five seconds in a race for production cars held at the Nurbargring Circuit in Germany.
According to Road & Track, the Huracan Performante scored a lap time of 6:52 in the race at the Nurbargring, which is a world record under production car segment. Credit goes to the all new 640 HP engine and a 442 lb-ft of torque, which enables the car to achieve a speed of 62 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. The Huracan Performante's top speed is quoted at 202 miles per hour.
Other attributes that add up to the Huracan Performante's world record lap time is Lamborghini's Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). It is an active aero setup that can adjust the spoilers at the front and the back in less than 500 milliseconds, minimizing drag for acceleration and top speed while dialing an almost unbelievable 750 percent increase in downforce compared to a standard Huracan coupe. The inside wheels also get the downforce while cornering, a first in any high-performance car, thanks to the auto-vectoring allowed by the system.
As per Lamborghini, the Huracan Performante weighs in at not more than 3050 lbs. Equipped with a balanced power-to-weight ratio of 4.76 lbs per horsepower and a 43/57 front-rear weight distribution, the Huracan Performante consists of lightweight materials including Lamborghini's "Forged Composite" short strand molded carbon fiber.
According to Maxim, the Huracan Performante can be distinguished from other Huracans by its higher output engine, which is topped by a unique bronze colored manifold. The exhaust is routed right out through the top, mimicking the high mounted exhaust system present in "Ducati" motorcycles. The cockpit of the Huracan Performante features alcantara fabric with optional "Y" graphic present on them.
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is priced at $274390. It will hit the showrooms later this year. Experts say the world record holding supercar is a "value buy", even with the whopping price tag on it.
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