Automobili Lamborghini has unveiled the Huracan Performante in India. The Huracan Performante, according to the company, is the result of Lamborghini’s innovations, producing a super sports car balanced between achieving the best lap times on a circuit with the most engaging and dynamic road driving. The Huracan Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany in October 2016.
The new entrant to the Huracan family is the convergence of technological developments to produce a car delivering performance. The enhanced naturally aspirated Huracan engine is the most powerful V10 engine produced by the Italian marquee to date. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h In 2.9 seconds, the Huracan Performante is propelled from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.9 seconds, and brakes from 100-0 km/h in 31 metres.
Based on a hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber frame, the Huracan Performante’s body is produced from aluminum in conjunction with significant use throughout of Lamborghini’s award winning Forged Composite contributing to the car’s weight reduction of 40 kgs. The Huracan Performante adopts Aerodinamica Lamborgnini Attiva (ALA). ALA is also the Italian word for wing. This active aerodynamic system developed by Lamborghini for the Huracan Performante provides an active variation of aero load for high down force or low drag.
The design highlights the active aerodynamics (ALA) and lightweight build are integral to the car. The new front is razor-blade sharp like a race car, with the design of the air intakes and splitter giving the impression of incisors, reminiscent of a striking snake. From the side, the design is characterized by the accelerating line of the rocker cover with air intakes in matte black, the Italian tricolore colors of the Performante.
The Performante’s new powertrain draws on sophisticated technologies including developments from Lamborghini’s motorsports program. Engine fluid dynamics for both intake and exhaust nave been optimized, as has the V10’s air intake system with reduced loss improving responsiveness. New Titanium valves allow higher valve lifts to increase engine permeability and performance.
The car’s engine produces an optimized torque curve, with more than 70% of torque already available at 1000 rpm. Reflecting this, Lamborghini’s seven speed dual clutch transmission has been also optimized in order to match the increased performance. Active aerodynamic system developed by Lamborghini for the Huracan Performante provides an active variation of aero high down force or low drag.
The Performante uses Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive Haldex fifth generation system, fully electronically controlled, with rear locking differential. The Huracan Performante’s top speed is matched by the performance of its highly responsive braking system, providing continuous braking from its ventilated and cross drilled carbon ceramic discs.
The active aerodynamics activities inside the car is showcased not only through the car’s performance, but from the special ALA graphic in the dashboard display which shows when and how ALA is working, including aero vectoring. The digital cockpit inside the car display is configurable depending on driving mode selected (Strada, Sport or Corsa) with a display dedicated to the ALA detail, data on downforce and drag.
The new cockpit layout supports Apple CarPlay and its iPhone apps including the Lamborghini telemetry system, which allows the driver to record, replay and study his own performance. The Lamborghini Ad Personam Program enables the owner to personalize the Huracan Performante according to his individual taste. The Huracan Performante is priced at INR 3.97 crores (Ex-showroom).
Commenting on the launch, Sharad Agarwal, Head, Lamborghini said “The Huracan Performante is the highest performance version of Lamborghini, VIO aspirated engine and is truly sculpted by the wind. This was reflected when the Huracan Performante scored a lap time of 6:52:01 min at the Nurburgring circuit. The car comes with a unique attribute of Active aerodynamics ‘Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva” (ALA) that provides an ultimate road and rack performance. Lamborghini’s core brand values of pure, visionary and cutting edge tech are well reflected in this piece of innovation and we are proud to bring this car to the Indian market.”