The Porsche 918 is a beautiful car, with a game changing format, a mid-engined, hybrid hypercar. In fact, it held the production lap record at the Nurburgring. Unfortunately, Lamborghini doesn’t give a crap about them and their cartoonish lap time of 6:57.00, as shown by their astonishing Nurburgring lap record for production cars in their new Lamborghini Huracan Performante, at a mind boggling time of 6:52.01.
The more extreme version of the already fabulous Huracan has yet to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. However, Lamborghini has already set an official lap time on the Nurburgring, which has beat 1/3rd of “The Holy Trinity”, the Porsche 918 by an embarrassing 5 seconds.
This is not the first time the flamboyant Italians have been on the Nurburgring before. They had an Aventador SV around it, and it did a very impressive lap time of 6:59.73, which is 2.73 seconds short of the Porsche 918 Spyder. But this new Huracan Performante, has destroyed the 918’s lap time as if it were against Fat Albert.
The reason’s why this steroid filled bull has beaten the 918 include it’s diet, which it has shed about 220 pounds of weight from replacing the metal components with a more light-weight and more expensive carbon-fibre, which means it’s much stiffer too. It also has a cranked up version of the “Normal” Huracan’s, naturally aspirated, 5.2 litre V10, which now produces an extra 40hp and extra grunt too (54 lb-ft) through all four wheels.
Again, this is a naturally aspirated V10 engine, which means no lag and such. To help this rampaging bull acheive it’s astonishing lap time, it also has stickier tires, and a new torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system which highly improves cornering speeds.
But the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante has another trick up it’s sleeve, and that’s its active aerodynamics.
Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) System, which is Lamborghini’s first attempt at aerodynamics, helps the car go at what seems to be a million miles per hour at each corner. It changes the position of the front splitter, the rear wing, and the rear section. And unlike other car’s active aero that help them brake, the Lambo’s active aero helps aero-vector the car for greater cornering speeds.
Do you want to see the new bull uncovered? Well, you’ve got to wait until it debuts at Geneva, as more details will be told as well.
So, what do you think of the new Lambo? Do you think it’s absolutely useless? Or do you think it’s a engineering marvel?
Well, comment what you think of the mad Italian bull down in the comments. But don’t go yet, as there is still more grat content to see, such as quizzes, and lists!