A little over a month after making its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, the all new Lamborghini Huracán Perfomante has been launched in India. The Perfomante is best known for smashing the Nürburgring production car lap record, thrashing the Porsche 918 Spyder’s time by 5 seconds. Driven by Lamborghini experiment driver Marco Mapelli, the Performante recorded a lap time of 6min 52.01s. The Lamborghini Huracán Perfomante costs Rs.3.97 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The Performante enjoys the distinction of being the most dominant Huracán in Lamborghini’s series. It is powered by a 5.2 liter V-10 developing 640 Bhp, up 30 Bhp from the standard Huracán AWD coupe and 600 Nm of torque, up 40 Nm. The engine is coupled to a tweaked 7 speed dual clutch auto gearbox paired with a Haldex permanent four-wheel-drive system. The car rides on 20 inch alloy wheels wrapped in specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres. It can sprint to 100 kph from rest in 2.9 sec, 0.3sec sooner than the regular Huracán with a top speed of over 325kph.
Owing to an ultra-lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre construction, the Huracán Performante is 40kg lighter than the standard supercar. Use of the new material is focused on active aerodynamic features such as the flaps on the back wing and inside the front spoiler. The flaps are electrically actuated to help save weight. The back wing features an inner air channel, which splits to the right AND left to allow aero vectoring for high-speed cornering. According to Lamborghini, the wing gives the Performante 750 percent more downforce than a standard Huracán with no wing. At the front of the car, flaps inside the spoiler close when the active aerodynamic system is off and then open when it is on, dropping frontal air pressure and directing it through a channel under the car in order to decrease drag for best acceleration and top speed. The design of the Performante heavily reflects that of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo racer. Other modified touches include a bronze engine manifold cover, which has been used on previous Lamborghini special limited editions such as the Diablo 30th Anniversary.