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Geneva 2017: More extreme Lamborghini Huracan Performante debuts

Geneva 2017: More extreme Lamborghini Huracan Performante debuts image

Aurick Go / Lamborghini, Newspress | March 08, 2017 09:01

Less weight and more power for Lamborghini's 'entry' supercar

Following a bold – and controversial – claim to the Nurburgring lap record, Lamborghini have set the stage for the Huracan Performante's debut at this year's Geneva motor show. While the car used during the record run was draped in camouflage, Lamborghini have finally unveiled the Performante in all its glory at the show.

Geneva 2017: Lamborghini Huracan Performante adds power, drops weight

For starters, the Huracan undergoes a full diet thanks to a host of Forged Composite Carbon Fiber parts such as the front lip, rear spoiler, diffuser, engine cover, and the rear bumper. Apart from this, the Performante benefits from active aero which Lamborghini calls 'Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva' that allows for adjustment of flaps in the front and rear diffusers.

All these bits give the Huracan a look akin to that of the Gallardo Super Trofeo, and with the looks to match the numbers have to back it up.

Inside the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante

The Huracan Performante tips the scales 40kg lighter thanks to all the composite carbon fiber, and propeling the vehicle will still be the 5.2L V10 – albeit bumped up to make 630 PS and 600 Nm of torque. Power will still be sent through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox towards the rear wheels.

The 2017 Huracan Performante

For those who can afford to shell out more for their high performance Huracan, options such as magneto rheological suspension as well as variable ratio steering are available at an extra cost.