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Lamborghini Huracan Performante officially revealed

Lamborghini has lifted the veil on the Nurburgring record-setting Huracan Performante. This is the new lighter weight, track-focused version of the Huracan.

Coming in as the successor to the Gallardo Superleggera, the new Huracan Performante is 40kg lighter than the regular model thanks to a number of forged carbon fibre components and special features.

As you can see, the exterior uses a bespoke aero kit comprising of “Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva” (ALA) technologies. This is essentially Italian speak for active aero.

The rear wing uses hydraulics to adjust according to the speed and the conditions, while an electric motor is used for active flaps in the front end. There’s also two central ducts under the engine cover, along with two more that adjust automatically.

Speaking of the engine compartment, a similar 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 is used from the regular Huracan. Some tuning has been done, including new titanium valves installed, revised intake and outlet systems, and a bespoke exhaust system has been fitted.

All up, power is lifted from 449kW to 470kW, while torque is lifted from 560Nm to 600Nm. Lamborghini says 70 per cent of the torque is available from just 1000rpm. This helps to provide a 0-100km/h time of just 2.9 seconds, with 0-200km/h coming up in 8.9 seconds.

Other highlights include new 20-inch Narvi forged wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, hiding a set of six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes. the suspension is also customised, now 10 per cent stiffer with roll stiffness improved by 15 per cent. There’s also a fifth-gen Hadlex full-time all-wheel drive system with a locking differential for the rear.

As we found out last week, the package has posted the world’s quickest Nurburgring lap time for a production car. It recorded a time of 6:52.01.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.