Not just yet another special edition model, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante actually lives up to its name, as it bested previous record holder, the Porsche 918 Spyder, by five seconds, circling Nurburgring in Germany, considered the world’s toughest track, in just 6:52.01 mins. Its 5.2L V10 has been tuned to produce 631-horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60mph time of just 2.9-seconds, while topping out at 202 mph). Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“These numbers were achieved not just by upgraading the V10, which benefits from improved air intake, redesigned exhaust, new titanium valves and optimized fluid dynamics for the intake and exhaust, but also from a 40 kg (88 lbs) weight reduction. Lamborghini also tweaked the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, revised the suspension by making it stiffer, recalibrated the electromechanical power steering, dynamic steering, and electronic stability control (ESC), and tuned the permanent four-wheel drive system to maximize traction in all situations,” reports Car Scoops.