Drive a Lamborghini Huracan Performante On a Racetrack!
Lamborghini has never been a company to hold back. Why stop at the mightily fast Huracán when they could go one better with the Huracán Performante? The Lamborghini Huracán Performante will lead you to thank all the engineers back in Sant’Agata, Italy for not stopping at awesome. read more >
As the name implies, this Huracán is about performance, meaning that everything has been lightened, strengthened and spooled up. According to Lamborghini, the longest leap forward has been in the area of aerodynamics. They call it ALA, which cheekily sounds like “wing” in Italian, but stands for Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, which translates to Active Lamborghini Aerodynamics. It’s an innovative system that uses a host of smart technology to determine how much and what kind of aero assistance is needed for the driving conditions at hand. Traveling down a high-speed straight configures the aerodynamics to minimize drag for greater efficiency. When the road twists and turns, the opposite becomes true and the emphasis moves to downforce to improve grip. It’s every driver’s dream, grip and downforce when you want it in the corners, but nothing to slow you down on the straights. Moreover the use of proprietary Forged Composites throughout creates a stiffer body at lower weight.
So now the car is more aero, stiffer and lighter. Why stop there? Benefitting from all of Lamborghini’s GT3 motorsports experience, the normally aspirated, 5.0 liter V10 engine has been improved from the crankcase to the heads. Fluid dynamics have optimized both the intake and exhaust to improve responsiveness across the rev and torque range. The result is 640 horsepower at 8,000 RPM that enables a 0-62 MPH time in a neck-stretching 2.9 seconds. In six more seconds, your speed has doubled to 124 MPH.
Getting all that power to the ground is thanks to a fifth generation Haldex electronically controlled all-wheel drive system that has a mechanical self-locking rear differential. It’s all manipulated through a dual-clutch, 7-speed manual sequential gearbox.
So how does all of that translate to the driving experience on an Exotics Racing track? Well much of the magic resides in front/rear weight bias that only just weights the back end, which when coupled with the mechanical self-locking rear diff means that you can use all that power and all four wheels to downshift and brake deep into the apex, and then squeeze the power to rotate the rear end for a delicious four-wheel drift corner exit. As soon as that rear diff locks, the front wheels bite to straighten the car out and launch you down the next straight.
Remember those active aerodynamics? When the corners are faster, with a bit more duration, there’s more grip to keep you tucked on a tighter line for a g-inducing ride. And when the circuit changes direction, that stiffened and lighter body will transfer weight from one side to the other with the deftness of a humming bird.less >
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
- 201 MPH
- 640 HP
- 2.9 S
Tips From A Pro
"The Lamborghini Huracán Performante gets your attention, and not only for its looks. Behind the wheel are two large shift-paddles and in the center dash a large LED tachometer. With 640 horsepower in car that weighs just 3000 pounds, you’ll be using these shift paddles fast and furiously. That’s a good thing, because this Lambo wants to go hard and fast. The balance is tuned for speed and fun making this one of the most exhilarating cars in the entire Exotics Racing fleet."
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