Lamborghini Huracan Performante Drops Its Top At Geneva Motor Show (With Video)

Tenacious performance and open air driving thrills.

At the same event last year, Lamborghini unveiled the coupe version of the Huracan Performante. To everyone’s surprise (though it was caught in the wild days before the show), Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan Performante Spyder at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The key word for this model is “re-engineering”, as the Huracan Performante’s widely acclaimed ALA active aerodynamics system (Aerodinamic Lamborghini Attiva) has remaind unchanged despite the car dropping its top. It still retains the active spoilers and flaps that direct airflow around the vehicle for tenacious grip around the corners. These components for ALA utilize forged carbon parts, which makes the car’s aerodynamic weapons not just ultra light, but ultra rigid and strong as well.

It is also the same story inside, as it still uses the same basic architecture as the coupe. Only now, you have the sky as your roof whenever you so wish, and your wish is granted within 17 seconds. Forged carbon trimmings also wrap the occupants.

Engine and powertrain also remains the same, with the 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 still producing 631 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Compared to the normal Spyder variant, the Performante weight 35 kg less, which enables it to sprint from 0-100 kph in 3.1 seconds compared to 3.4 seconds in the regular Spyder model. The Performante coupe, meanwhile, does the same job in 2.9 seconds, as the coupe version is still lighter than the Performante Spyder.

Just like the coupe, the Spyder version also gets an enhanced suspension system; recalibrated ESC; more responsive Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS); permanent four-wheel drive maximizing traction in all situations in conjunction with the ALA system; and revised ANIMA: Lamborghini’s driver-mode system comprising STRADA, SPORT and CORSA, which customizes the set-up of all the car’s dynamic systems.

Deliveries of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder will begin in the summer of this year, and prices in the USA start at US$308,859.


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