For so long, Lamborghini has been regarded as the bad boy of the automobile world. However, it is now trying to distance itself from the stereotype, branching out with new styles. One of its latest models, the Huracan Performante, perfectly demonstrates this shift in philosophy.
The Huracan is a bestseller, having sold around 10,000 so far. So it makes sense that Lamborghini would want to add some tweaks to the car, capitalizing on their success and churning out an even better version. Ultimately, the car shows how far Lambo has come in terms of technological advances, while also finding a balance between tradition and innovation.
The Performante is a driving contradiction, balancing so many polar qualities to create quite a unique car. Its body alone has been redesigned in order to make the car more streamlined.
Essentially, the designers have aimed to make this new Huracan a car that can be both extremely fast while making little sound and moving slickly through the air. With the ability to reach 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, this is a speed demon, if ever we saw one.
However, it is the way that it reaches top speeds that will wow users. In fact, many Lamborghini aficionados are bound to herald this car as one of the very best in the manufacturer’s 55-year history.
According to the marketing team, this car can do something called “aero vectoring,” which is basically where the car’s ducts independently move, providing more focused generated downforce.
Marco Mapelli, who works as a factory driver for Lamborghini, drove the car around the Nurburgring in just six minutes and 52 seconds. Needless to say, he was thoroughly impressed by the Performante’s performance.
“When you jump and you are in the air in the Performante, the car is flat, which means we can stay on the power more,” he said.