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Reviews Meet the $308,859, 630-HP Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

21:00  13 march  2018
21:00  13 march  2018 Source:

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When we let Randy Pobst loose behind the wheel of the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante at Big Willow, it laid down the second-fastest lap time we've ever recorded at that track. Despite failing to unseat the incredible McLaren 720S, the Huracan Performante proved quicker than the 2017 Ford GT and the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.

2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante First Test Review

  2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante First Test Review Praiseworthy: Lamborghini has arrived in the pantheon of the supercar.Far and away the most impressive number is its lap time at Willow Springs International Raceway's "Big" track. There, it shattered the Porsche 918 Spyder's long-standing record by a full second with a time of just 1:22.5. Unfortunately, a month before we tested the Performante, we tested the McLaren 720S, whose turbo torque contributed to a blistering 1:21.7 and gave it the official lap record. Still, it's a monumental accomplishment for a Lamborghini.

So it's definitely fast. But what if you want to lay down blistering lap times like that while also feeling the wind in whatever hair sticks out under your helmet? In that case, meet the brand new Huracan Performante Spyder.
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Like the coupe, the Huracan Performante Spyder is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 good for 630 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Unlike most of its competitors, however, the Lamborghini is naturally aspirated, which means power doesn't peak until you hit 8,000 rpm.

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Floor it, and Lamborghini says the all-wheel-drive supercar will hit 62 mph in 3.1 seconds. At 9.3 seconds, Lambo estimates you should be at 124 mph, and the Performante Spyder will keep accelerating all the way to 202 mph. By Lamborghini's official numbers, that 0-60 time is 0.2 second slower than the coupe's, but the top speed is the same. Unfortunately, Lamborghini didn't say how much those figures change with the top down.

Lamborghini Teases Huracán Performante Spyder Reveal At Geneva

  Lamborghini Teases Huracán Performante Spyder Reveal At Geneva It's been a long time coming.Pause this latest teaser video from Lamborghini in just the right spot (01:13) and you can almost see the missing roof from this Huracán Performante. Lamborghini is coy about saying that in this video, but it’s pretty much the worst-kept secret in the auto industry right now. There’s already a Huracán Spyder in the Raging Bull’s lineup, so giving the same treatment to the insane Performante is pretty much a no-brainer.

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The convertible also still gets ALA, Lamborghini's active aerodynamics package. It's hard to figure out how big a difference ALA makes, but in theory, adjustable flaps up front work with valves in the wing to optimize drag and downforce based on driving conditions.

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Lamborghini hasn't said how long it takes to lower the roof, but it does promise that raising it only takes 17 seconds and that it can be operated at speeds of up to 30 mph. However, like most convertibles, the open-top experience comes with a weight penalty. In this case, a 276-pound weight penalty. That said, the Spyder is said to be just as stiff as the coupe.

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Removing the roof also drove the price up. In the U.S., the Performante Spyder will cost $308,859. That's approximately $35,000 (or one fully loaded Mazda MX-5 Miata) more than the $274,390 it takes to buy a base Performante coupe.

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Fittingly, the Huracan Performante Spyder will go on sale this summer.

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