The new Lamborghini Huracán Performante comes with a quite a few perks including brand new tires, an improved ABS system, and perhaps most notably, the reworked suspension. The car has a well-thought and recalculated traction control program that also helps with stability.
The car’s increased power is speculated to produce a horsepower of more than 602 and lb-ft of torque of 413 from its 5.2-liter V-10. But what’s most exciting about this car is its ALA, which stands for Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva.
The team from Sant’Agata decided to call it ALA because it is an entirely novel way to manage active aerodynamics.
The Performante has a giant rear wing and the exhausts have moved closer to the engine. The ALA has two flaps on either side of Huracán’s rear wing that can open and close individually. This lets the driver apply downforce to either the right or left rear tire whenever required. This, in turn, will help maximize cornering downforce while minimizing the drag to help in balancing out the car. This is especially useful in high-load transitions and to maximize speed.
The decreased weight of the car also ensures that there’s no limitation to its speed. This reduction of about 90 pounds in the weight of the Huracán is due to its new exhaust system.
The previous Huracáns hit 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, so you can safely assume that the new Huracán Performante will be even quicker. In fact, as its seven-speed dual clutch transmission has been re-optimized, the car will be equipped to make smarter shifts.
I cannot wait to see the car as it makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March. And the car will be out for sale in the US this fall; it is estimated to be priced at $350,000. The car is going to be the perfect combination of both design and latest technology.