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10 Amazing Facts About the Lamborghini Huracan Performante

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We have seen it break the Nurburgring lap record, and now it’s finally here. The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is the hottest, most amazing production Huracan ever.

Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Huracan Performante is described as the “result of Lamborghini innovations, producing a super sports car balanced between achieving the best lap times on a circuit with the most engaging and dynamic road driving.” As you will soon find out, that’s hard to argue with…

Keep reading for ten amazing facts about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante supercar.

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1. A Very Special Huracan

As one of the new kids on the supercar block, the Huracaán has received several variants in its relatively short existence. There is currently a rear-wheel drive version, a topless Spyder model, and a number of limited editions, but none have been as specialized and potent as the new Performante.

Every part of this special Huracan has been fined-tuned to kick ass, from the aerodynamics and chassis tuning to the powertrain and overall weight.

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2. Nürburgring Record-Breaker

The adrenaline-infused baby Lambo was already in the spotlight well before its official unveiling at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, with the claim that it beat the significantly more expensive Porsche 918 Spyder to set a new Nürburgring lap record for the fastest production car. It’s time? 6:52:01 compared to the .

There are auto enthusiasts out who can’t or don’t want to swallow the Huracan Performante’s accomplishment, but what reason does Lamborghini have to lie, especially when considering the company and Porsche are part of the Volkswagen Group?

Rather than enter into a senseless debate, let’s go over the many things Lamborghini’s engineers and designers did to create what can be viewed as an ultimate machine…

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3. Same Engine, More Power

You might be surprised to find out that the amazing Huracan Performante isn’t packing any new hardware under its hood. Rather, Lamborghini’s engineers took the same 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine as the rest of the Huracan family, reduced its weight by 40 kg (88 lbs) and upgraded it with an improved air intake, redesigned exhaust, new titanium valves and optimized fluid dynamics for the intake and exhaust.

The end result is 631 horsepower (640 PS) at 8000 rpm and 443 lb-ft. (600 Nm) of torque at 6500 rpm, an improvement of 30 HP (30 PS) and 40 Nm (30 lb-Ft.) of torque over the regular LP610-4 Coupe.

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4. Beefed-Up Transmission for Faster Acceleration

More than 70 percent of the Huracan Performante’s 443 lb-ft. of torque is available at 1000 rpm, a level of performance that required engineers to beef up the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

All in all, the Italian supercar can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds from a standstill and to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of over 202 mph (325 km/h) if given enough tarmac.

That makes the Performante 0.3sec and 1.0sec quicker, respectively, than the regular Huracan, though they both have the same top speeds.

Those acceleration times are probably conservative estimates, seeing as a publication like Car and Driver was able to launch the regular Huracan to 60mph in only 2.5 seconds in one of their .

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5. Superior Suspension and Brakes

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante also benefits from a heavily-revised suspension system that’s 10 percent stiffer overall to provide better track performance. The front and rear control-arm setup has conventional dampers, but they can be swapped for adaptive magnetorheological units.

Other performance highlights include an electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system with a limited-slip rear differential, 20-inch forged wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires specifically-developed for the car, and ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic rotors with six-piston calipers in the front and four-pot binders in the rear.

Bringing the Huracan Performante to a complete stop from 62 mph (100 km/h) takes 101.7 feet (31 meters), which is 3 feet (0.9 meters) less than the regular Huracan.

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6. Cutting Through Air Like a Boss

Lamborghini’s engineers developed a new aerodynamics system specifically for the Huracan Performante. Called Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA), it mostly features carbon fiber composite materials in its construction.

The system incorporates the front and rear spoiler, engine bonnet, air ducts and active flaps, rear bumper with diffuser, with each individual part acting in milliseconds to provide more downforce for cornering and less drag at speed when needed. There is also a rear wing with a split internal air channel for aero vectoring that improves high-speed cornering.

Lamborghini claims ALA is 80 percent lighter than a hydraulically controlled aero system and helps the Performante create 750 percent more downforce than the regular Huracán.

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7. Race Car Styling

The exterior design of the Huracan Performante is said to reflect the pure lines and performance of Lamborghini Super Trofeo race cars. It also draws inspiration from naked performance motorcycles, notably the exposed frames and ‘streetfighter’ structures of their rear ends, and highlights its active aerodynamics (ALA) and lightweight build.

Matt and gloss black carbon fiber trim contrast the matt body color. Do you like what you see?

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8. Sports Car Interior with CarPlay

The racy interior is inspired by the exterior, featuring dark colored Alcantara fabric throughout and air vents, shift paddles, door handles, and center console that are all made of carbon composite.

It also boasts a new graphic display that shows the driver when and how the ALA is working, including the dynamic aero adjustments.

Apple CarPlay and its various iPhone apps are supported, including the Lamborghini telemetry system that allows drivers to record and replay their own performance.

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9. Style it Like You Want

The Huracán Performante looks stunning, but those looking to personalize its appearance even further can use the Lamborghini Ad Personam Program to do so.

What styling changes would you make to your Huracán Performante?

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10. Pay A Lot to Play

As you would imagine, as an exotic supercar, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante doesn’t come cheap, and buyers in the U.S. will need at least $274,390 to even hope of owning one.

Prices start at €195,040 in Europe, £173,271 in the UK, YEN 31,638,800 in Japan, and RMB 3,850,000 in China.

What would you do for one?

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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Pays Tribute To 6th James Bond Movie

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The gorgeous car celebrates the 50th anniversary of the sixth James Bond film.

Aston Martin has revealed yet another special edition model that celebrates Britian’s most famous secret agent, the On Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superleggera.

Developed to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the sixth James Bond film (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) and inspired by the 1969 Aston Martin DBS driven by James Bond himself, the special DBS Superleggera is finished in olive green to match the original car and features a bespoke metal grille with horizontal vanes, carbon fiber trim, unique badging and diamond-turned forged wheels.

Inside, the seats are wrapped in black leather with grey blend Alcantra, while red accents are a clear nod to the red trimmed glovebox in the classic DBS.

Buyers also have the option of adding a black, bespoke-designed drinks case that fits perfectly in the trunk. The case has a red felt lining, with space for two bottles of champagne and four champagne flutes.

There are no performance upgrades, meaning power comes for the new DBS Superleggera’s 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12, which produces 715-hp and allows the sports car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds.

“This new DBS Superleggera will be an extremely distinguished ‘brute in a suit’, designed to capture the essence of the iconic DBS from the 1969 film but with a 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12, 715bhp engine!” says Aston Martin Lagonda CEO Andy Palmer.

Only 50 examples of the Her Majesty’s Secret Service DBS Superlegger will be manufactured, each priced at £300,007 (~$380,478 USD).

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Audi TT Will Be Replaced By All-Electric Sports Car

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It’s either electric or nothing for the small German sports car.

Audi has confirmed that the TT sports car will be killed off and replaced by an all-electric model.

Speaking at a shareholders meeting in Germany, company chairman Bram Schot admitted that Audi’s lineup was bloated and needed to be trimmed down by simplifying the powertrain range and eliminating models that no longer make sense.

“For two decades, we have had this young, emotive sports car in our product range: as a coupe and as a roadster,” he stated. ” In a few years, we will replace the TT with a new emotive model in the same price range: with an electric car.”

In an automotive environment that greatly favors SUVs and crossovers over sports cars, sales of the TT have barely registered on the charts. In fact, the sports car segment has been performing so poorly that Audi is also reviewing the business case for the Audi R8.

The R8 might also get an electric replacement, one possibly inspired by the e-tron GT concept and PB18 e-tron.

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Toyota Supra Gets TRD Carbon Aero Upgrades, 19-Inch Wheels

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Sprucing up your Supra with these composite pieces won’t come cheap.

Toyota has revealed a carbon fiber body kit and some new wheels for the reborn Supra.

Unveiled in Japan, the Gazoo Racing/TRD upgrades include front and rear spoilers, side door garnishes, and side skirts, giving the car a lower appearance and bare-composite look that contrasts with the painted bodywork.

Further upping the Supra’s appearance is an available set of GR 19-inch forged aluminum wheels that are painted in black to match the carbon aerodynamic elements.

Pray that you have money to burn because each individual upgrade costs the equivalent of at at least $1000. The front splitter, for instance, fetches 320,000 yen ($2,907 at current exchange rates), while the spiffy set of wheels go for 640,000 yen ($5,813).

Toyota hasn’t confirmed if they will be available in North American or Europe, so you might need to figure out how to import them and incur the added cost of doing so.

In other news, the Supra is a fuel efficient sports car.

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