Lamborghini Huracan Performante ‘Spyder’ to debut at Geneva?

January 30, 2018

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is currently the world-record-holder for the quickest production car lap around the Nurburgring. But what if you’d prefer to break records with the roof down?

Yes, Lamborghini is said to be working on a drop-top version of the hardcore supercar, dubbed the Huracan Performante Spyder. Interestingly, Lamborghini previously reserved the Performante name for the drop-top version of the old Gallardo Superleggera, so we’re not sure what the company will do with the name here.

The news is bolstered by a Monaco Auto Design Facebook post, that claims a custom order has been submitted for the drop-top, with plans for a unique theme applied by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalisation program. The post says Lamborghini is yet to reveal official images, so it came up with the rendering above.

This leaves many to believe the new variant will make its global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. As a guide, the Italian company introduced the old Gallardo Superleggera in 2010, and it took about a year before the Performante drop-top arrived. The current Huracan Performante coupe was revealed at the Geneva show last year.

A prototype was spotted in June last year, believed to be the drop-top model. It wore a racy aero kit just like the coupe, with a large rear wing and low and sharp front splitter. It also featured the Italian flag stripes along the sill area.

The drop-top is expected to come with the same 5.2-litre V10 as the coupe. It produces 470kW and 600Nm, which is up from 449kW and 560Nm of the regular Huracan. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is taken care of in 2.9 seconds, with an astonishing Nurburgring time of 6:52.01.

At this stage it’s unknown how quick the convertible version will be, but we suspect it could probably break the convertible Nurburgring lap record. We’ll have to wait and see.

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.

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