Lamborghini's extreme Huracán Performante, just a year on from its world debut at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, has claimed the production car lap-time records on eight international circuits and test tracks.
The times were set during press trials between July and November last year carried out by seven well-known motoring media on their respective circuits of reference, namely at Vairano by “Quattroruote”, with a fastest lap time of 1 min 09.43 secs, at Alfa Romeo’s dedicated test track, Balocco, by “Auto” in 2 mins 38.07 secs, at Contidrom by “Auto Zeitung” in 1 min 29.6 secs, at Mira by “Autocar” in 1 min 05.03 secs at Wroughton by “The Grand Tour” in 1 min 16.8 secs, at Boxberg by “Auto Motor und Sport” in 42.3 secs, at finally by “Sport Auto” at two tracks, Le Mans Bugatti (Sport Auto) in 1 min 42.49 secs and at Anneau du Rhin in 57.5 secs.
The new records, which place the Huracán Performante amongst the fastest production sportscars in the world, confirm its performance features that are headed by the carmaker’s new ALA system (Lamborghini Active Aerodynamics) which last year won the Autocar Innovation Award.
This system, made possible by the use of innovative ultra-lightweight materials such as Forged Composite, provides aero-vectoring, a dedicated chassis set-up, an all-wheel drive system, and further enhancements to the powertrain, the Performante delivers high performance and the best results on the track, while at the same time maintaining engaging and dynamic road driving.
The Performante version comes with the Huracán’s usual 5.2-litre V10 normally aspirated engine but with power and torque both improved, 640 HP at 8,000 rpm and 600 Nm at 6,500 rpm, respectively. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of over 325 km/h.