Lamborghini HURACÁN PERFORMANTE
With the launch of the Huracán Performante Lamborghini wants to change the approach to validate the performance of its high end new product moving from the data sheet, that are not enough, to something more effective.
Weight, power, acceleration, max speed, braking data are important but considering only these measures is not the right approach, only the fastest laptime can express the real potential of a Super Sports Car much more clearly then cold numbers.
In a Super Sports Car that has to deliver incomparable driving emotions and absolute performance, every system: powertrain, chassis, brakes, every single innovation has to interact in a seamless way as a symphony orchestra to deliver the perfect performance for the car.
Nowhere this is most true then in the new Huracán Performante.
“The Huracán Performante is the convergence of technological developments to produce a car delivering perfect performance,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “This new car represents the powerhouse of Lamborghini DNA and innovation, and a 360 degree approach to creating class-leading super sports cars. It illustrates the pinnacle of Lamborghini V10 production car performance to date, on both track and road, and is perfectly exemplified by its name: Lamborghini Huracán Performante.”
The engine bonnet in Forged Composite emphasizes its lightweight construction. Air intakes are integrated in the engine bonnet to provide air flow to the rear wing inner ducts and cooling air to the engine, with a Plexiglas cover over the engine inside. The V10 power plant’s manifold cover in bronze, a finish used in other special edition engines, is a reminder of Lamborghini heritage as well as denoting the enhanced engine and increased power output.
Powertrain and Performance
The Performante’s new powertrain draws on sophisticated technologies including developments from Lamborghini’s motorsports program. Engine fluid dynamics for both intake and exhaust have 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 Performante features Forged Composite in structural components including front and rear spoiler, the engine bonnet, rear bumper and aerodynamic diffuser, contributing to the car’s weight reduction of 40 kg.
Wheels and Brakes
The Huracán Performante sits on specifically designed bronze 20″ Narvi forged rims. The 20? Loge forged rims with central lock are also available. The Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, developed specifically for the Huracán Performante, are designed to optimize road holding in both on and off ALA settings, in track conditions and also to provide optimum performance in normal road conditions. A high performance track tire, the Pirelli Trofeo R, with street homologation is also available for the Huracán Performante.
Inside the Huracán Performante, the new digital cockpit displays are configurable depending on driving mode selected: Strada, Sport or Corsa, with a display dedicated to the ALA detailing 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 Huracán Performante contains the DNA of a true Lamborghini, with its design unmistakably describing and emphasizing the car’s purpose and inherent technologies, like a piece of technical art.
The racing inspired and fascinating rear, features extensive carbon fiber, with Forged Composite components reinforcing the significance of active aerodynamics. The rear wing with integrated air ducts could only have been created in one piece using the Forged Composite technology.
The sportiness of the Performante’s design is exemplified by the highmounted exhausts, similar to extreme sports motorcycles, which create a more direct physical connection with the engine. The rear diffuser in matt black is directly inspired by Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars, in both appearance and function. A trapezoid line from the bottom of the diffuser, also in Forged Composite, emphasizes the width of the car’s rear: technical and sporty with an immense presence.
The new Huracán Performante represents the natural evolution of the Huracán 4WD a even more performance oriented concept completing the Huracán product family. The sales figures have awarded the Huracán range in the last three years as the most successful product (delivers to dealers) in the Lamborghini history (+87% vs precedent Gallardo).
The Lamborghini Huracán Performante descends directly from the beautiful Gallardo Superleggera and adds more vehicle dynamics innovation, a completely new design, and a pure driving emotions combined to outstanding performance.
The Gallardo Superleggera was first launched in 2007, as the first high performance oriented derivative within the Gallardo model range. Lamborghini is now going to launch the successor to this model, the Huracán Performante, which is a new product based upon the platform shared with its 4WD coupé sister.