Lamborghini huracan performante

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    The standard Lamborghini Huracan doesn’t exactly lack theatre, but in the presence of the Huracan Performante the regular V10-engined car looks tame.

    Th materials

    The new front spoiler, rear wing, engine cover and rear diffuser are all made of forged composites. The finish looks a little like a kitchen worktop, but it’s actually chopped carbon fibres embedded in a matrix of resins. These parts help save 40kg over the standard car.

    The motor

    The second pillar is the V10 motor. While many performance cars are turning to turbocharging, Lamborghini is sticking with its naturally aspirated 5.2-litre unit, and thanks to a new intake manifold, a revised exhaust and new titanium valves allowing more lift, power is up to 631bhp while torque stands at 600Nm.
    The noise it makes is phenomenal, too; it’s a full-on blare that sounds almost identical to the Huracan GT3 racer.


    The noise it makes is phenomenal, too; it’s a full-on blare that sounds almost identical to the Huracan GT3 racer.

    the Chassis

    Chassis evolutions deliver an incredible level of grip. It’s more predictable, especially in Corsa mode where the speed of the steering matches the alert chassis nicely.

    The front axle has plenty of bite and thanks to the weight reduction the lighter Lamborghini responds to direction changes faster. You can feel that the Performante feels more agile. It gives you messages to push harder and harder, filling you with confidence to lean on the four-wheel drive system’s impressive traction.

    The way it delivers its performance feels brutal. It doesn’t flow like a Porsche 911 GT3 and nor does it have the same sense of balance. It’s as if the Performante’s chassis bullies its performance out of the tyres, but there’s no doubt it’s fast, fun and devastatingly effective.

    Some of that stems from the active aerodynamics – Called ALA (which stands for Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva), the system uses a flap in the front spoiler and flaps in the engine cover.
    Can you feel the active aero working? Well, the Performante is definitely more stable in high-speed corners and on the brakes.

    These numbers are all very serious, but there’s still a playful side to the car. The Performante moves around on the brakes a little, while the stability systems even in Corsa let the Lamborghini gently rotate it’s tail on the way into and the way out of bends.

    On the road the Performante rides with real composure. It’ll come as no surprise that it’s firm, but it doesn’t crash and only at low speed does it feel a bit lumpy. Up the pace and the car works with more fluidity, riding bumps and corrugations with more finesse

    conclusion

    If you’re after a more focused supercar, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante elevates the standard car’s game to the next level. Granted, it’s nearly twice the price of a Porsche 911 GT3, but for some, the Porsche won’t be able to match the sense of occasion that the Lamborghini delivers in bulk, with only a small compromise when it comes to usability.

    2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante colors

    2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante colors

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