The Huracán LP 610-4 delivers a phenomenal experience. Named after the Spanish fighting bull known for ‘outstanding courage and a strong sense of attack’, it boasts an instantly recognisable Lamborghini sculptured design and ferocious driving abilities.
A level up from previous models, the Huracán flaunts a 5.2 l V10 aspirated engine with higher torque and a phenomenal power output of 640 hp. Pair this with an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and top speed of more than 325 km/h and you have a blazingly fast supercar.
What really sets the Huracán apart, though, is its revolutionary active aerodynamic system, “Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva” (ALA). Built on electrically-controlled flaps in the front splitter and on the engine lid, it alternates between increasing downforce and reducing drag. No other system is as effective when it comes to a corner agility that doesn’t sacrifice straight-line performance. Arguably, it was this feat of engineering that gave the Performante the upper hand at the Nurburgring race track. Completing the lap in just 6m 52.01s, the pioneering Lamborghini defeated the Porsche 918 Spyder's time by a remarkable 5 seconds. At speeds like that, it’s clear this car is a step up in road and track performance.
From the outside, the Huracán stays true to its design heritage. But take a closer look - and there’s a revolution going on. Inspired by naked performance motorcycles, with their exposed frames and ‘streetfighter’ formation, the Performante takes lightweight to a whole new level. It’s this slimmed-down body and reduced weight of 40kg that really give the ALA its powers.
It’s razor-sharp in all senses of the word and with air intakes shaped like incisors, calls to mind a striking snake.
While it stays true to the traditional wedge-shaped silhouette and sharp bodylines that typify the brand, it distinguishes itself with concave rear quarter glass, subtle surface bends, and a full LED lighting system. The carbon fibre coupe has an emphasised width, with added flares to the wheel arches, defined lines from the shoulder to the flanks, and large cooling ducts.
The engine bonnet design continues the lightweight theme, with integrated air intakes and plexiglass cover over the engine inside. Even the manifold cover - in a deep bronze - denotes serious sophistication.
Everything about the racing-inspired rear says active-aerodynamics-in-mind with extensive carbon fiber and Forged Composite components.
Once inside, the fine Italian craftsmanship is palpable, with fully upholstered Nappa leather and Alcantara throughout. Elegance is matched with sporting panache in the form of a jet-fighter-style start button, flat-bottom steering wheel and a sloped centre stack. There’s no doubt that this is one of the most carefully crafted cars on the planet.
The real upheaval behind this supercar comes from the major tech and engineering advances. The v10 is the fastest produced from Lamborghini to date. With a phenomenal 640 hp (470 kW) at 8,000 rpm and producing 600 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, it’s clear it takes inspiration from the heritage of previous special edition engines. Particularly, the Diablo 30th Anniversary power plant. And yet, it’s still in a league of its own. Responsiveness has been improved with optimised engine fluid and the V10’s air intake system as well as engine permeability and performance with all-new titanium valves.
A full carbon fibre hybrid chassis provides optimum aerodynamics for maximum speed and handling, with a top speed of 202mph. All three driving modes, Strada, Sport and Corsa, give different performances from the transmission, electronic-stability control system, engine and four-wheel drive system.
Internally, a 12.3-inch full-colour TFT dashboard displays your rev counter, navigation maps and infotainment functions, while all control functions are located on the steering wheel. Standard sports seats include full-electric control for adjustable height, tilting and heating options. In true Lamborghini fashion, this is a car that’s really flawless from the road up.
Designed for the track, the Huracán Performante brings a whole host of safety features to the road.
Handling and responsiveness are exceptional, thanks to the unique Electronic Stability Programme, while the highly responsive braking system provides smooth, continuous braking from its ventilated and cross-drilled carbon ceramic discs.
Sitting on specifically designed bronze 20” Narvi forged rims, the Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres optimise road holding in both track conditions and on the street. What’s more, the ABS offers pedal feedback to the driver via the P Zero Corsa tyres.
In the event of an impact, the carbon fibre frame provides excellent torsional stiffness and six airbags located in the front, knee and head-thorax areas provide additional safety within the cabin.
|Vehicle length||4506mm / 177.4in|
|Vehicle width||2236mm / 88.03in|
|Vehicle height||1,165mm / 45.87in|
|Wheelbase||2,620mm / 103.15in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1,382kg / 3,047lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||V10|
|Max Torque||600 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|Max Power||640 hp @ 6,500 rpm|
|Top Speed||>201 mph / 325km/h|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph 2.9 sec|
|Combined cycle||16mpg (13.7l/100km)|
|Urban Cycle||14mpg (19.6l/100km)|