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Geneva Motor Show 2017: Lamborghini Huracan Performante Takes A Bow! 


More mental and even more powerful Huracan is here

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

 

 

 

UPDATE: Lamborghini Huracan Performante Launched in India at Rs, 3.97 crore, ex-showroom Delhi 

I'm not quite sure how to start discussing the Huracan Performante. Maybe the fact that it is a textbook Lamborghini is a good point to get things rolling. LOOK AT IT! Know how most of us were ogling over the outrageous Aventador S that launched in Mumbai last week? Well, this one takes the outrageous-o-meter and throws it out of the window. 

The Huracan by itself is quite a mean looking supercar. This, well let's just say I'd be scared to say I accidentally ate its candy. There's aggression dripping from every panel and there's nothing that looks over the top, purely because there's a Lamborghini badge on the hood. I'd be surprised if the Performante wasn't as mental as it looks in the pictures. 

 

 

 

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

 

 

 

 

Now, the big claim to fame for the Huracan Performante has to be its 6:52.01 lap time at the Nurburgring. Here are big reasons how the smaller Lamborghini managed to do that - 

Less Weight

 

 

 

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

 

 

 


The Performante would've been called the Superleggera (Italian for super light), but the main focus was performance. However, Lamborghini has been thorough in their pursuit of weight-shedding. The use of 'forged composites', which should be marketing talk for carbon-fibre in the front and rear spoiler, the engine lid and the rear bumper helps it shed some big kilos. The fanatic weight-shedding continues on the inside: the air vents, paddles, door handles and the centre console are created from 'Forged Composite' as well. 

Active Aerodynamics

 

 

 

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

 

 

 


Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva aka ALA - try saying this in your best Italian accent impersonation. Lamborghini has dabbled into active aero for the first time with the Huracan Performante. It features motorised flaps in the front splitter, and four motorised ducts under the rear bonnet that open or close within 500 milliseconds to make sure the Huracan clings on to the tarmac. 

There's the signature big wing as well, that Lamborghini claims adds over 750 per cent of downforce compared to the standard Huracan coupe. We think it's just there to ensure the power doesn't cause lift off. 

Brute Force

 

 

 

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

 

 

 


Which brings us to the final bit of the holy trinity. Power. Lamborghini has fettled with the Huracan's 5.2-litre V10 engine to give it 640PS of power and 600Nm of torque. That's 30PS up on the standard Huracan, and a full 60PS higher than the rear-wheel drive version. In case you're a number junkie, here are the highlights:

- 0-100kmph - 2.9 seconds 

- 0-200kmph - 8.9 seconds

- 100-0kmph in 31 metres

- Weight distribution (Front: Rear) - 43:57

- Dry Weight - 1,382kg

 

 

 

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

 

 

 

 

The Huracan is a collection of some mighty impressive numbers. And, it has the show to match the go as well. The revised front bumper sits in line with that on the Aventador S and is 'reminiscent of a striking snake,' says Lamborghini. There's a lot of naked carbon fibre to adore as well, primarily on the front splitter and the rear diffuser. Of course, it gets the Italian tricolour running down the side of the car and the bronze elements such as the engine manifold cover and the massive 20-inch wheels add a touch of class to the act. 

Recommended Read: Lamborghini Aventador S First Drive - Road and Track

The range-topping Huracan will most definitely makes its way to Indian shores. When it does, we expect it to be priced at around Rs 4.2 crores (ex-showroom). Expensive, yes. Worth it? Double yes! 

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