This, ladies and gentlemen, is the fastest production Lamborghini ever. And its mettle has been tested in the world’s toughest proving grounds, the Nurburgring. No wonder Lamborghini decided to call this iteration as the Huracan ‘Performante’. A mere ‘Superleggera’ might not have done justice to this raging bull.
Head on, the Performante means business. It looks like it is raring to go even without the engine firing. The wedge-like fascia might look familiar but it is actually all new with a newly designed air dam.
The cutting edge headlamps are all LED and the signature DRLs stand out thanks to the blacked out internals. The hood creases give the Performante its focused character.
As you start moving towards the profile, you see the Performante’s stubby hood rise up into the steeply raked windshield. The 21-inch wheels are raucous and get the Pirelli P Zero race-spec tyres.
The Performante sits low and hunkered on those large wheels and it looks like a toy car. A closer look and you know it means business, especially with those large brakes, highlighted splashes of the Italian flag Tricolore and its side scoops.
On the rear deck sits a large composite fibre rear wing, one of the most important parts of the Lambo active aerodynamics. It is deployed as per requirement to use aerodynamic drag to go faster.
Over the wing, you can have a peek at the fire-breathing naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine that now develops 640PS of power and a whole lot of torque.
The engine power is transferred to the wheels through an eight-speed ZF gearbox tuned to maximise the output from the engine and work in sync with the electronically controlled all-wheel drive.
Inside, function wins over form. But the forged composites used inside the car look just as beautiful inside as they do on the front lip, the rear wing and the splitter, especially with its grainy look.
It gets typical Lamborghini style billet flip switches and an alcantara leather-clad steering wheel with the start button popping out like a fighter jet from under its cover.
The seats are civilised race buckets, which ensure a good hold from all sides when you sit in the Performante. With its speed and cornering ability, you will need all the support you can get.
The Performante is a work of art, a Lamborghini true to its genes and for those who can afford it, a steal at Rs 3.97 crore, ex-showroom India.