Lamborghini decided to take the idea of a supercar and manipulate it into something special, while turning the performance levels to eleven, and the end result was the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante in North Miami Beach FL. The manufacturer has completely re-engineered the vehicle from fascia to fascia, modifying everything from its weight to the power of its engine to its very chassis, in addition to introducing a brand-new, innovative active aerodynamics system called ALA. What did all of these tweaks and enhancements lead to? A new record for the best lap at the iconic Nurburgring of 00:06:52:01.
Now, the Huracan Performante is officially the fastest standard production car at the Shrine of Speed, and we couldn’t be happier about it. This version of the Huracan is not only fast, its stunning and filled with emotion despite being designed with the simple idea of “being the fastest” in mind. We’ll hop into some of the specifications and features to give you a better idea of what to expect from this incredible vehicle when it becomes available.
Let’s start with a few design highlights. Both the front and rear spoilers are built from Forged Composites to improve aerodynamics and performance in addition to enhancing the design, and the new light-weight wheels are encapsulated by Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires which are not only beautiful but provide incredible grip. As you can see, every design cue no matter how minor has another benefit beyond simply style.
We know that what you’re really waiting for is the technical specifications, so let’s dive in. The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is powered by a 5.2L V10 engine capable of doling out 640 horsepower alongside 600 pound-feet of torque. What do those numbers translate into? A max speed of greater than 201 miles per hour, a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds, 0-120 mph of 8.9s and a braking distance from 60-0 mph of just 31 meters.
The 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante is a true juggernaut of performance and style, and we cannot wait to see one up close and personal.