Active aero, light weight make Lamborghini's Huracán Performante its baddest supercar yet Page 2


Stiffer and more responsive

Of course, the suspension is modified, too. The springs and bars are 10 percent stiffer, the radial and axial arm bushings are 50 percent stiffer, and Lamborghini says roll stiffness is up 15 percent. Passive dampers are standard and magnetorheological dampers are optional.

The steering is electromechanical, with variable ratio steering optional. Both versions have been recalibrated to to be more responsive and to offer more feedback.

The tires are Pirelli P Zero Corsas developed specifically for the Huracán Performante. A second tire, the Pirelli Trofeo R, is also available, and that's the tire this car used for it's record-breaking Nürburgring run. Lightweight forged Narvi 20-inch wheels sit at all four corners.

Braking is performance by ventilated and cross-drilled carbon ceramic discs clamped down upon by 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear.

Unique look inside and out

The active aerodynamics components are noticeable because they are left in a gloss, naked carbon fiber finish.

But there are more exterior changes than just that. The front fascia is completely changed below the car's beak-like nose. The front end has no grille, and the outer air intakes of the base car have given way to one large dark, ominous opening that is the home of the active front spoiler.

Along the sides, the rocker covers and their air intakes are matte black instead of body color, the mirrors are gloss black, and the wheels are painted bronze.

The rear of the car is dominated by the large rear wing. The air intakes are integrated into the engine cover, which has a Plexiglas window. The exhaust outlets are mounted higher than on base cars, and the rear diffuser is matte black.

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

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Inside, the Huracán Performante has a lightweight theme. The air vents, shift paddles, door handles, and center console are created from forged composite. The upholstory is black Alcantara, including on the standard sport seats. Comfort seats are offered as an option.

The driver is treated to an active aerodynamics graphic on the dashboard display; it shows when and how ALA is working, including the aero vectoring function.

The driver also has new configurable digital displays that change depending on driving mode. This system supports Apple CarPlay, and the Lamborghini telemetry system, which records driving performances for playback and study later.

All of this comes for a price of $274,390, plus destination. Interested buyers can go through the Lamborghini Ad Personam Program to personlize their cars as well. 

Look for the first deliveries this summer.

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