It Looks Like the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Just Set a New Nurburgring Lap Record
Damn that new supercar looks good.
Lamborghini appears to be teasing a new record set at the Nurburgring with its new, not-yet-released, lightweight, ultra-aggressive Huracan.
A video uploaded to the Lamborghini YouTube page Friday shows 30 seconds of Nurburgring Nordschleife b-roll, shots of a camo'd Huracan test mule, a clip of a timer, and the words "Now prepare for the highest experience." All of that combined sounds exactly like a Nurburgring record lap time video teaser.
It should be no surprise that Lamborghini has set a new ultra-quick lap time at the 12.9-mile Nordschleife. The car in the video looks to be the new Huracan Performante, which is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The new supercar will be about 90 pounds lighter than the normal all-wheel-drive Huracan, have a re-engineered transmission, a new aggressive active-aero setup, and will pump out more power than the 602-horsepower base model. Also, Lamborghini R&D Chief Maurizio Reggiani has previously said that the car is faster around the 'Ring than the 740-hp Aventador SV, according to Motoring.com.au. Just a reminder: that car lapped the track in 6:59.73 seconds—just over two seconds slower than the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Either way, only time will tell. Lamborghini says official word will drop on February 23. So hang tight.