Lamborghini’s Newest Super Car Just Set a Speed Record

March 7, 2017, 7:45 AM UTC

Before Lamborghini unveiled its new Huracán Performante it had already broken a record at Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, making it the fastest production car to lap Germany’s famed track.

Lamborghini’s latest Huracán will officially debut at the Geneva International Motor Show, which kicked off Tuesday. The lap record was set October 2016. Lamborghini announced the record and released a video (shown below) of the lap Monday.

The Lamborghini Huracán Performante set a production cap lap record of 6:52.01 min on the track—five seconds faster than the previous production car record holder, the Porsche 918 Spyder.

The super sports car, equipped with a V10 engine, can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of nearly 202 miles per hour.


Lamborghini attributes the car’s performance to the carbon fiber technology that helped the vehicle shed 88 pounds of weight and what it calls “Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva,” or ALA, a patented system of aerodynamics.

A rear view of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante
Courtesy of Lamborghini

When ALA is on, a motor opens flaps in the front spoiler of the vehicle in less than half a second. This reduces air pressure on the spoiler and instead directs air through the underside of the car, which reduces drag and creates the perfect conditions for accelerating and reaching top speed.

Turn ALA off and the flaps close, which creates downforce on the spoiler and turns the car into an ideal vehicle for high speed corners and full brake conditions. The upshot is a super sports car that can handle corners and those fast-and-straight moments.

The Huracán Performante will be delivered to its first customers this summer. The base price of the vehicle, excluding taxes is $274,390.