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Archive for the ‘Lamborghini Huracan’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Gets A Facelift

Have you ever heard of supercars getting mid-life facelifts? The Lamborghini Huracan is an exception. The car has been spied twice with heavy camouflage, clearly indicating that the Huracan is being refreshed for the market. The last update seen on the Huracan range was at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, when Lamborghini introduced the Spyder Performante, but now it looks like theHuracan Spyder is due for some changes inside and out. Get ready to witness the Huracan’s rebirth!

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

Lamborghini has revealed the most aggressive version of its smallest offering, the $430,000 Huracan GT3 Evo racer, which as its name suggests, is an evolution of the original Huracan GT3. It improves the first GT3 in several ways and is available for purchase both as a standalone model or as an upgrade for any existing Huracan GT3.

Winning not only the GT Asia Series Championship in 2016, as well as the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, the Huracan GT3, has proven highly successful, and the Evo is further refined and enhanced to bring out its qualities. The main point of focus was enhancing the car’s aerodynamics with the help of the Dallara Engineering.

PostHeaderIcon Watch a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Race a MIG-29K Fighter Jet

We’ve seen plenty of supercar battles on airstrips before, but this one’s a bit different from the rest. Posted to Twitter by user @Chopsyturvey, it’s an abbreviated 44-second clip that shows a head-to-head acceleration battle between a Lamborghini Huracan Performante and a MIG-29K fighter jet, combining horsepower and firepower into a single brief video.

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PostHeaderIcon Watch a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Race a MIG-29K Fighter Jet

We’ve seen plenty of supercar battles on airstrips before, but this one’s a bit different from the rest. Posted to Twitter by user @Chopsyturvey, it’s an abbreviated 44-second clip that shows a head-to-head acceleration battle between a Lamborghini Huracan Performante and a MIG-29K fighter jet, combining horsepower and firepower into a single brief video.

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PostHeaderIcon Watch a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Race a MIG-29K Fighter Jet

We’ve seen plenty of supercar battles on airstrips before, but this one’s a bit different from the rest. Posted to Twitter by user @Chopsyturvey, it’s an abbreviated 44-second clip that shows a head-to-head acceleration battle between a Lamborghini Huracan Performante and a MIG-29K fighter jet, combining horsepower and firepower into a single brief video.

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PostHeaderIcon ARES Project Panther

Although it’s just a few years old, ARES Design is already creating a bit of a name for itself. Founded back in 2014 by Dany Bahar, former CEO at Lotus, the firm started out as a customization shop for high-end automobiles. Now, however, ARES Design is looking to break into the world of boutique supercar production, and Project Panther is its first effort to step up to the big leagues.

Continue reading to learn more about the ARES Project Panther.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Performante by Novitec

Only a few days ago, McLaren revealed that mad 600LT. Just then I wondered what it would be like to see a “baby” McLaren LT go against a “baby” Lamborghini Performante on the other side of the track. But then, Novitec (FYI – a German tuning company) and its Torado division revealed the Huracan Performante Novitec. It is like a Performante version of the Performante Lamborghini. Maybe an overkill, but Novitec did it so well, I don’t even care. I need to see the 600LT race against this now.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: Dodge Challenger Demon vs Lamborghini Huracan

The Dodge Demon and Lamborghini Huracan are two very potent machines from two very different backgrounds. The Demon is U.S. home grown and built on the wet dreams of modern muscle fanboys. The Huracan, on the other hand, is a fine, Italian-bred machine the feeds on just about anything that’s not exotic without fear. On paper, the Demon should spank the hell out of the Huracan without question – it’s deliver more than 250 ponies more than the Huracan when running on premium fuel. It’s also a purpose-built drag car with the qualifications to hit the road. The Huracan on the other hand is a little more mild and built more for showing off downtown than it is spanking over-tuned rice burners on the track.

Be that as it may, Drag Times decided to line these two bad boys up. So how does one of Italy’s finest compete with some American muscle? Well, there are some mixed results and while the Demon does spank the hell out of the Huracan at one point, it all boils down to reaction time and quality of launch – something that allowed the Huracan to win twice. The other thing to keep in mind is that, while the Demon has a published quarter-mile time of 9.65 seconds, its real straight-line performance is dependent on track and weather conditions, among other things.

Either way, this video is pretty damn awesome, so go ahead and click play, then check out the links at the bottom of the article if you want to see some awesome pictures and learn more about either of these amazing cars.

PostHeaderIcon Prepare to Spend Big if You Want to Own Pope Francis’ One-Off Lamborghini Huracan

Back in November 2017, Lamborghini decided to gift Pope Francis with his own one-off Lamborghini Huracan. The Pontiff graciously declined the gift, opting instead to donate it in the name of charity. Fast forward months later and the aforementioned one-off Huracan is now set to be auctioned off without a reserve price by RM Sotheby’s in Monaco on May 12.

PostHeaderIcon Saint Patrick’s Day Special – Check Out These Mean And Green Performance Machines

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, TopSpeeders! We hope all you out there are enjoying the holiday, but in the off-chance you forgot to wear green, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

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Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus


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Looks like Iron Man ditched the red and gold in favor of something a little more viridescent! Making the go in this special edition drop top Four Ring sports car is a Lambo-sourced V-10 power plant pumping out 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, all of which hits the ground through a standard AWD system. A sprint to 60 mph takes just 3.3 seconds, while top speed is pegged at 204 mph.

Read our full review on the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus.

2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3


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There’s just something so right about a lime green Lambo, don’t ya think? The wild aero, the shark nose, the speed slab stance – it all begs for something as head-turning as this hue we see here. The car in question is a race-ready iteration of the Huracan, sporting upgraded body panels that make more downforce and keep it all running nice and cool. It’s all-business, and bad as hell to boot.

Read our full review on the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

2018 McLaren 570GT In XP Green By MSO


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The here color might be a bit toned down compared to the above two sports cars, but the performance at play with this custom McLaren is nothing less than impressive. Mounted in the middle is a 3.8-liter V-8, which gets two turbos to help it produce upwards of 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the exterior color is a nod to the McLaren F1 XP GT Longtail from the late ‘90s. Guess it’s not so toned down after all.

Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 570GT In XP Green By MSO.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS


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Just released last month, the latest 911 GT3 RS is a beast of a machine. Aimed squarely at the track crowd, this Stuttgart superstar gets all the right stuff to kill the local lap record. Carbon bits and a stripped-down demeanor shave the weight, while as much as 520 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque slingshot it to 60 mph in just 3 seconds flat.

Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

The Lamborghini Huracan made its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It replaced the Gallardo, the company’s best-selling model as of 2018, in the lineup and became Lambo’s entry-level supercar. Slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, the Huracan employs a different styling language compared to the Gallardo, featuring lines derived from the range-topping Aventador. The design includes sharper cues, more pronounced side skirts, and a more aggressive stance overall. Under the hood, the 5.2-liter V-10 was updated for more horsepower and improved fuel economy. In 2017, Lamborghini launched the higher performance Performante model, and a Spyder version broke cover at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Three years have passed since the Huracan was unleashed on public roads and the supercar is already highly popular, selling more than 8,000 units since its introduction. The Performante Spyder arrives to close the circle of the Huracan family, which now includes two coupes, two convertibles, and two race-spec models. The Performante name returns after long hiatus, as it was originally introduced on the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, essentially a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera. The high-performance drop-top was launched in 2011 and remained in production until the Gallardo was phased out in 2013. As you might have already guessed, the Performance Spyder adds infinite headroom to the Performante’s record-setting performance. And it’s almost as quick!

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder.

Exterior

  • New ALA aerodynamic system
  • Aggressive front bumper
  • Larger vents
  • Carbon-fiber components
  • Big wing
  • Race-inspired diffuser
  • New, lightweight soft-top
  • Redesigned engine hood

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“The Spyder benefits from all the cool, race-inspired features that enhance aerodynamics and give it a menacing look”

Just like the standard Spyder is in relation to the regular coupe, the Performante Spyder is identical to its beefed-up, hard-top sibling below the waist. This means that it benefits from all the cool, race-inspired features that enhance aerodynamics and give it a menacing look. The main highlight here is the new aero system called Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). Designed specifically for the Performante, it’s completely integrated into the vehicle in terms of design, weight, and performance, so it doesn’t affect any of these characteristics in a negative way.

Specifically, ALA adds an electric motor into the front spoiler, which is built in a carbon-forged frame with active flaps on the top exterior surface. It also adds new air ducts to the rear wing, with the engine hood designed around these new features. ALA also comes with a new system that works the car’s electronics in order to activate the aero features in less than a second.


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“Using a lightweight construction and electrohydraulic function, the soft-top maintains the coupe’s distinctive lines”

When the ALA is turned off, the active flaps are closed and the car benefits from high downforce for high-speed cornering and full-brake conditions. When the flaps are opened up by the electric motor in the bumper, air pressure on the front spoiler decreases to drastically reduce drag and optimize the body for maximum acceleration and top speed. Something similar happens around back. When the rear flaps are closed, the wing acts like a fixed element, improving stability for cornering at the track. In this setup, it generates 750-percent more vertical downforce than the standard Huracan coupe. When the flaps are closed, airflow is directed through the ridges and underneath the wing, which reduces drag to increase acceleration and top speed. In addition, airflow is split right and left, improving the supercar’s stability.

The ALA system and the aero improvements also turn the Performante into a more aggressive looking car. The front bumper has larger vents and a dual splitter, while the side intakes are slightly tilted toward the nose. Carbon-fiber side skirts, black mirror caps and new, lightweight wheels are the more significant modifications that Lambo made around the sides. The rear fascia is just as menacing as the coupe version, as it features the same motorsport-inspired wing. The grille just above the bumper sports the larger vents for better cooling, while the dual exhaust pipe layout of the Performante model replaced the usual quad-exhaust arrangement of the regular Huracan. The massive diffuser with big fins rounds out the race-spec package.


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“The roof opens in just 17 seconds and up to a speed of 30 mph”

Moving over to what sets the Spyder apart from the coupe, the hard-top was replaced by a soft-top that’s available in a variety of colors. Using a lightweight construction and electrohydraulic function, the soft-top maintains the coupe’s distinctive lines and doesn’t diminish the car’s rigidity. The roof opens in just 17 seconds up to a speed of 30 mph, while the rear window can be electrically opened separately to be used as a windshield. When the roof is down, two movable fins rise out of the casing to help reduce turbulence in the cabin. When the soft-top is in place, the Spyder is just as aerodynamic as the coupe model.

Interior

  • Cabin based on coupe model
  • “Forged composite” alloy trim
  • Black Alcantara
  • Colored stitching and graphics
  • Sports seats
  • Revised digital display
  • Three driving modes
  • Telemetry system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Unlimited headroom

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“To save weight, Lambo replaced many components with its very own "forged composite" alloy”

The interior carries over from the Performante coupe, which means that it has the same configuration as the standard model, but with different materials. The focus here was to save some more weight, so Lambo replaced many components with its very own “forged composite” alloy. This material looks like a combination of carbon-fiber and burled wood and can be seen on the A/C vents, gearshift paddles, door handles, and center console. The composite looks unique and adds a exclusive look to the interior, suitable for a rare model like this.

Nearly everything else is wrapped in black Alcantara, a common feature for race-inspired supercar. However, you can add a splash of color by choosing from the many hues available for the stitching on the steering wheel, dashboard, and floor mats, as well as the optional “Y” graphics on the seats. These details are red on the presentation model, but you can also have them in green, as seen in the coupe, or in yellow. Go for the Ad Personam options and you’ll probably be able to customize the cabin even more.


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“The Performante also comes with Apple CarPlay connectivity and the Lamborghini telemetry system”

As far as tech goes, the Spyder once again borrows everything from the Performante coupe. The digital displays have been revised for this model and it’s now configurable with three driving modes. There’s Strada for casual driving, Sport for when you need a bit more grunt, and Corsa for those fun weekends at the race track. The package also includes a display dedicated to the ALA system, which provides detailed information on downforce and drag. It also shows how the system works with aero vectoring data. The Performante also comes with Apple CarPlay connectivity and the Lamborghini telemetry system, which allows the driver to record, replay, and study performance at the track.

Of course, unlike the coupe, the Spyder gives you access to unlimited headroom so you can enjoy those warm days and the wild roar of the V-10 engine.

Drivetrain

  • 5.2-liter V-10 engine
  • 631 horsepower
  • 443 pound-feet of torque
  • Dual-clutch transmission
  • Permanent AWD system
  • 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds
  • Top speed of 202 mph
  • Stiffer suspension
  • Revised chassis
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes

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“Performance has improved compared to the standard Spyder, but this model is a tad slower than the Performante coupe”

As expected, the Spyder model uses the same 5.2-liter V-10 engine as the coupe version. Output is obviously identical at 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque (29 horses and 18 pound-feet more than the standard drop-top) and travels to all four wheels through a dual-clutch transmission.

Performance has improved compared to the standard Spyder, but this model is a tad slower than the Performante coupe. Lambo managed to create a drop-top that’s almost as light as the coupe, which weighs 88 pounds less than the regular model, but given the different aerodynamics of the Spyder, it’s a tenth-second slower from 0 to 62 mph. Specifically, the Performante Spyder hits the benchmark in 3.1 seconds, which is impressive to say the least. Top speed, on the other hand, is identical to the coupe’s at 202 mph.


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“The Performance Spyder also benefits from the new chassis and suspension setup with stiffer everything”

With the Performante coupe being the quickest production car around the Nurburgring track, it’s only natural to ask ourselves whether the Spyder is as fast. Again, the aerodynamics and maybe the few extra pounds will prevent the drop-top from lapping the “Green Hell” in the same 6:52 minutes but look for a sub-seven-minute lap. Given that Lamborghini will attempt one, that is.

The Performance Spyder also benefits from the new chassis and suspension setup with stiffer everything, optional variable-ratio dynamic steering, and a specifically tuned permanent four-wheel-drive system. Stopping power comes from ventilated, cross-drilled, carbon-ceramic discs and six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston clamps to the rear. Finally, the Performante Spyder rides on a hybrid aluminum and carbon-fiber frame that also uses the company’s exclusive “forged composite” alloy made from chopped carbon fibers and resin.

Prices


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The fact that Lamborghinis don’t come cheap is common knowledge, and the Huracan Performante Spyder will be no exception from this rule. With the Performante coupe model priced from $274,390, the Spyder could fetch around $300,000 before options.

Competition

While the Performante coupe can be pitted against the Porsche 911 GT3, the German sports car isn’t available as a convertible, which leaves the Spyder without a proper competitor, at least until Ferrari and McLaren release something similar.

Ferrari 488 Pista Aperta


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Ferrari has yet to launch a convertible version of the brand-new 488 Pista, but the coupe provides valuable hints as to what Lambo will go against. Revised significantly front and rear, the 488 Pista looks just as extreme as the Performante and promises to deliver solid performance at the track. Design-wise, the Pista features a completely new bumper and a race-inspired nose, a more aggressive diffuser, some radical aerodynamics, and a redesigned spoiler. All this changes enable the car to deliver 20-percent more downforce than the standard 488 GTB. Under the hood, it gets an upgraded 3.9-liter V-8 that cranks out a whopping 710 horsepower. Charging from 0 to 62 mph takes 2.85 seconds, but the convertible model will probably be slower than that. But it’s likely that the Pista Aperta will be quicker than the Performante Spyder with a benchmark of around three seconds. Its top speed is likely to be superior too at more than 205 mph. Other notable updates that come with the Pista package include Side-Slip Angle Control, which incorporates systems such as E-Diff3, F1-Trac, the magnetorheological suspension (SCM) and, for the first time ever, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer. The latter is a world-first feature that uses bespoke software to adjust the brake pressure at the calipers. Pricing will probably start from at least $370,000.

Read our full story on the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista.

McLaren 750LT Spider


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Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the new Super Series has yet to spawn a successor for the 675LT, but rest assured, McLaren is working on it. And the coupe will most definitely be followed by a Spider version. Meanwhile, the 720S is a pretty powerful machine, putting a whopping 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque to the ground thanks to its upgraded twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine. And it’s track-capable too. Maybe not as quick as the Huracan Performante around the Nurburgring, but we won’t know for sure until McLaren takes it for a spin on the “Green Hell.” With the standard coupe designed to hit 62 mph in “less than three seconds,” it’s safe to assume that a higher-performance Spider model will be quicker than the Lambo. We think that the upcoming supercar will be called the 750LT, which means that it will get 750 PS, or 740 horsepower. This output should be enough to pus a Spider model from 0 to 62 mph in less than 2.9 seconds. It will be more expensive too, as it will cost well in excess of $330,000.

Read our speculative review on the 2019 McLaren 750LT.

Conclusion


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It’s hard not to get excited about a new Lamborghini, especially when it comes with the looks and performance of a Performance model model and the infinite headroom of a convertible. However, based on the performance figures of the newly launched Performante, the Spyder will be no match for its main rivals. So if it’s blistering fast 0-to-62 mph times you’re looking for, you’re better off with a McLaren or even a Ferrari 488. On the other hand, the Performante has a much more intricate aerodynamics kit that neither McLaren or Ferrari will be able to match anytime soon, but we’ll see how this changes when the higher performance versions of the aforementioned cars arrive. Meanwhile, the Lambo is a bit more affordable than the rest, in case some $20,000 make a difference in this segment.

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    • * Slower than its competitors
    • * Heavier than the coupe

References

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Update History

Updated 11/28/2016: Based on the recent speculations, we created a rendering for the upcoming Performante Spyder. Let us know in the “comments” section below what do you think about it.

Spy Shots

April 5, 2017 – Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder caught testing on the Nurburgring


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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Toots its Own Horn Over the Huracan Performante Setting Records on a Handful of International Circuits

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is arguably one of the fastest cars in the world. Its combination of lightweight construction, enhanced power, and a dedicated chassis and suspension setup has allowed it to stake its claim in the record books. Lamborghini has not been bashful about celebrating the Huracan’s record-setting runs, which includes lap records in eight race tracks all over the world, all of which were set in 2017 by different magazine publications.


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“The lap record at the Vairano circuit in Italy was the first to fall when Quattroruote set a lap time of 1:09.43”

2017 was really kind to the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The supercar made its debut in Geneva last March. Soon thereafter, word of the Huracan Performante’s incredible pace started garnering headlines, and it didn’t take long for the Italian beast to be unleashed.

Look at the table below and you’ll see that the Huracan Performante started setting all of these lap records in the latter half of the year as different publications finally got their hands on one for review purposes.

The lap record at the Vairano circuit in Italy was the first to fall when Quattroruote set a lap time of 1:09.43, beating the previous record — 1:09.54 — held by the Porsche 918 Spyder by the slimmest of margins. A month later, Auto went to the Balocco track (also in Italy) and set another lap record with the Huracan Performante, posting a lap time of 2:38.07, a full two seconds faster than the Huracan LP 610-4. Later that month, it was Auto Zeitung’s turn to have some fun with the Lambo at the Contidrom, the tire test facility of Continental Tires. Guess what it did? Yes, it took the lap record in the 3.63-km layout of the track, posting a lap time of 1:29.60 that was 1.6 seconds faster than the lap time of the Mercedes-AMG GT R.


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“A month later, Auto went to the Balocco track (also in Italy) and set another lap record with the Huracan Performante, posting a lap time of 2:38.07”

From there, the Huracan Performante’s track-trotting tour continued to Mira where Autocar managed to post a lap time of 1:05.40, once again dropping the Porsche 918 Spyder into second place. A few days later, The Grand Tour had its time with the Huracan Performante at the world-famous Eboladrome where test driver Abbie Eaton posted a lap time of 1:16.8, almost a full second quicker than the Ford GT. Towards the end of the year, the Huracan Performante also set records at Boxberg where Auto Motor und Sport set a breathtaking lap time of just 42.3 seconds. From there, Sport Auto brought the supercar to Le Mans Bugatti and Anneau du Rhin. Guess what the Huracan Performante did there? Yep, it set records with lap times of 1:42.49 and 57.5 seconds, respectively.

All of those records are incredible, and it should also be worth mentioning that for 11 months, the Huracan Performante also held the production car lap record at the Nurburgring with a lap time of 6:52.01. It’s since been taken down by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS’ lap time of 6:47.25, but it’s still an incredible achievement for a Lamborghini that produces “only” 640 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

All that said, Lamborghini also hinted at “adding a new dimension to the Huracán Performante at the Geneva Motor Show.” Your guesses are as good as ours about what that “new dimension” means, but it’s certainly something that we’re now looking forward to seeing.

03/07/2017 Vairano (Quattroruote) 1’09”.43
03/08/2017 Balocco (Auto) 2’38”.07
29/08/2017 Contidrom (Auto Zeitung) 1’29”.6
25/09/2017 Mira (Autocar) 1’05”,03
28/09/2017 Wroughton (The Grand Tour) 1’16”.8
09/10/2017 Boxberg (Auto Motor und Sport) 42”.3
06/11/2017 Le Mans Bugatti (Sport Auto) 1’42”.49
14/11/2017 Anneau du Rhin (Sport Auto) 57”.5

References

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PostHeaderIcon Cheapest New Lamborghini Ever… Found on Craigslist

Lamborghinis typically cost north of $250,000, and that’s just for a base unit of the entry-level Huracan. Most of us are immediately priced out of buying one, but if you’re desperate, there is one Lamborghini that’s up for sale on Craigslist that you can afford. It has sexy styling, street-park cruising capability, and a Bluetooth wireless speaker. Best of all, it only costs $159! This is one Lamborghini we can all get on board with.


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You can’t go wrong with a Lamborghini that costs less than a pair of Jordans, right? Well, you might have to think about that in this instance because this Lamborghini is probably not the one you were expecting. Officially, the seller refers to his product as a 2017 Lamborghini 8” Hoverboard/Drift Skateboard. It may not have anything to do with the real Lamborghini, but you have to give credit to the guy who posted this for going all-out with his product because, apparently, “not all two-wheeled, self-balancing hoverboards are created equal!”

Beyond its ability to help you travel from point A to point B, the Lambo hoverboard also comes with bright LED lights, built-in speakers, and is powered by Samsung batteries. It’s also electric, which means that you can charge it in around an hour or so. All of that, though, pales in comparison to the board’s best feature. According to the seller, this hoverboard is a mind-reader, or “almost” a mind reader! I can’t tell you the last time I went to a car dealership and specifically asked the sales agent to bring me a car that can read my mind. Oh, wait. I’ve never done that because that function doesn’t exist, at least not yet.

“The Lambo hoverboard also comes with bright LED lights, built-in speakers, and is powered by Samsung batteries.”

Granted, I will give the seller some credit for his chutzpah. It takes guts to blatantly use Lamborghini’s name without the automaker’s permission. It’s a blatant violation of trademark laws, and he’s still doing it anyway. Bravo, sir!

I should say that I don’t think this is something that the Italian automaker is going to take lightly. Lamborghini is known for being extremely protective of its name — as it should — and if word gets out that there’s a hoverboard that’s being marketed with its name all over it, Lambo’s going to spring to action to make sure nobody profits from it.

All that said, maybe now’s the time to actually buy the damn thing. It’s probably not going to last long as a product so there’s a possibility that it can turn into a collectible in the future. Or maybe not.

References


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Lamborghini Aventador


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Read our full review on the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S.

PostHeaderIcon Craziest Thing This Week: The Pope Blesses a Lamborghini Huracan

Pope Francis is no stranger to receiving gifts. That comes with the territory of being the leader of the Catholic church and arguably one of the most powerful men in the world. But the famously frugal pontiff isn’t one who enjoys the lavish side of life so when he recently took possession of a one-off Lamborghini Huracan, a gift from the Italian automaker itself, the pope did what the pope usually does: he donated it away.

It’s a bitter blow for papal paparazzi who were hoping to see the pope roar around the cobbled streets of Rome, aviator sunglasses in tow. But the pope’s preference for the simple things in life isn’t anything new. This is a man who traditionally opts to get driven around in Fiats and Fords when he’s on the road so getting inside a Lamborghini is a non-starter to begin with. So instead of taking ownership of the one-off Huracan, the pope decided to receive it from Lamborghini out of courtesy, sign the hood, and give it to RM Sotheby’s, which will then auction the supercar with the proceeds going to three of the holy father’s favorite charities. Considering how much value is placed on items that carry the pope’s signature, expect this one-off Lamborghini Huracan to fetch way more than it’s usual price of $200,000.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

Nothing out of the ordinary for Pope Francis


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“RM Sotheby’s will auction the supercar with the proceeds going to three of the holy father’s favorite charities”

You have to admire Pope Francis for resisting the urge to take ownership of this Lamborghini Huracan. I certainly wouldn’t do it, though I suppose that’s why he is who he is and I am who I am. Acts like this aren’t entirely new for the men who have assumed the role of the papacy. Francis himself has given away plenty of gifts in the past, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in 2013. Just like with the Huracan, Francis declined to receive the gift, opting instead to sign it and send it to a Bonhams auction. That bike ended up fetching a whopping $327,000 with the proceeds going to a hostel and soup kitchen for the homeless at Rome’s main train station.

And who can forget St. John Paul the Great (formerly Pope John Paul II) declining Ferrari’s gift of a 2005 Ferrari Enzo? It wasn’t just a “standard” Enzo either; it was actually the 400th and last Enzo ever built. The provenance alone propelled that particular Enzo to sell for $6.05 million at an RM Sotheby’s auction.


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“This one-off Huracan features a a predominantly white body with matching papal gold trim all throughout.”

It’s hard to estimate how much this one-off Huracan is going to sell for, but I expect it to handily exceed its retail price of $200,000. Apart from the fact that it has Francis, signature on the hood, this particular example also went through the Italian automaker’s Ad Personam division. That’s why it’s wearing a predominantly white body with matching papal gold trim all throughout. There hasn’t been any mention of it wearing any badges or decals signifying its association with Pope Francis, but if it did, those are going to drive the price up even more.

Let’s not forget either that the Huracan is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces north of 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Yep. Underneath all that provenance is a car that can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and hit a top speed of 211 mph. It’s still a supercar, folks, so bid accordingly.


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“The Huracan is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces north of 600 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.”

Besides, the higher the figure the Huracan sells for, the better it’s going to be for the three charities that will likely split the proceeds. One of these charities helps rebuild homes and churches for Christians who were displaced out of Iraq by Islamic State terrorists while the other two focuses on providing medical aid in Africa and helping migrant women who are trafficked and forced into prostitution.

References

Lamborghini Huracan


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan.


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PostHeaderIcon Halloween Special – “Costumed” Cars

I don’t think I’m alone in recognizing Halloween as one of the best holidays ever. In addition to pumpkin carving and excessive amounts of candy consumption, it’s an excuse to dress up in costume, giving us one day out of the year to become whoever (or whatever) we want. Of course, sometimes, this charade continues regardless of what the calendar says, even in the automotive world. Indeed, there are many cars out there right now masquerading as something other than what they really are. For whatever reason, these cars are draped in a costume that hides what they truly are underneath.

Carmakers do this for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s because two car companies collaborate on a project and create something together. Sometimes, one car company adopts the bones of another brand’s car and slaps on new badges. Whatever the case, we’ve assembled here a list of dressed-up cars to keep you from getting tricked, no matter how sweet the treat might be. Read on to learn more, and don’t hesitate to provide your own examples of “Costumed” cars in the comments!

And oh yeah –

Happy Halloween!

Continue reading to learn more about a few “Costumed” Cars.

Subaru BRZ And Toyota 86


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This one should be pretty obvious. Developed as a joint venture between Subaru and Toyota, the BRZ and 86 are practically identical, with just a few minor differences to tell them apart. Outside, there are several small cosmetic alterations and slightly different headlights, while inside, the trim and equipment varies a bit between the two models. The suspension tuning is also slightly different.

The rest of it, however, is the same. That includes all the important stuff, like the platform, the engine, and the transmission options. Basically, everywhere it matters, these two are the same.

Read our full review on the 2017 Subaru BRZ and the 2017 Toyota 86.

Fiat 124 Spider And Mazda MX-5


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Upon its release for the 2017 model year, the Fiat 124 Spider was hailed as the glorious return of the small Italian roadster, a topless homage to the brilliance of Fiat’s past and the possibilities of its future. However, there was just one problem – it wasn’t a Fiat. It was a Mazda.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, especially considering the similarities seen between the above-featured Subaru and Toyota. After all, the Fiat does get a good deal of unique gear to call its own. The suspension is new, as is the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder under the hood. The exterior styling is totally different as well. What’s more, buyers can upgrade to the even-sportier Abarth edition if so inclined, gaining a new limited-slip differential and a throatier exhaust.

Still, the 124 uses the Mazda’s platform and several of its minor components, and even gets built in the same factory as the MX-5. All told, the bones of this Italian are Japanese.

Read our full review on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider and the Mazda MX-5.

Lamborghini Huracan And Audi R8


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Less you think its just $30,000 sports cars that can play this costume game, we had to throw in this pair as well. Here’s the deal – Lamborghini likes to tout itself as a preeminent supercar brand rocking a long history of making incredible performance machines with few to no rivals. And that’s true. It’s just that since 1998, the Raging Bull has operated under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, which means brands like Audi can now say the same thing.

Take the Huracan and R8. Both get over 600 horsepower from a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V-10, routing power through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both also get the same low-weight, high-rigidity chassis. But sure, the Lambo is the one to get if being noticed is a top priority… but either way, you don’t have to dig deep to see it’s basically a disguised Audi.

Read our full review on the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan and the 2017 Audi R8.

PostHeaderIcon Can Lamborghini Get Even More Extreme With Its Models?

There are some things in the auto industry that are completely indisputable, one of which is Lamborghini’s reputation for being the creator of some of the most extreme supercars in the world. In the past few years alone, we’ve seen Sant’Agata come up with the Aventador J, Veneno Roadster, and most recently, the Centenario. But what if I told you that Lamborghini can go even deeper into its maniacal side and come up with future cars that border on being complete lunacy? It could actually happen now that the company has announced a closer working relationship between its road car division and the Squadra Corse racing team.

News of this development arrived on the heels of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo’s launch, a car that could just as well serve as a preview of what we can expect from the tighter relationship between the two Lambo divisions. No less than the automaker’s motorsport aftersales boss, Silvestro D’Amico, hinted to Autocar the possibilities of what this kind of partnership could create for the brand. “We are still new to motorsport compared to other companies in this field, but already we are having our design department working more closely with the racing side,” he said. “There will be more exchanges of information and technologies.” Think of what these exchanges of information and technologies can do when they’re applied to road-going cars. This kind of thing has been happening in the industry a lot these days, most recently between Mercedes-AMG and the Mercedes Formula One team. We all know what came out of that, so is it possible that Lamborghini will eventually follow the same road?

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

Who’s excited for this development?


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I’m well aware that Lamborghini has shunned the thought of building a hypercar because “it’s a leader, not a follower.” Okay, sure, Lamborghini. I will take you on your word, but I do need to say too that the winds in the auto industry change instantaneously almost all of the time. I’ll take you on your word, one one hand, but I’ll also have a grain of salt on the other.

“Lamborghini can go even deeper into its maniacal side and come up with future cars that border on being complete lunacy”

I’m especially convinced now that there’s something afoot within the company after hearing about this “closer” relationship between the automaker’s racing and road car divisions. We saw how the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo turned out so don’t think for one second that Lamborghini isn’t already thinking of something that it can do to showcase the strengths of its two divisions and present it in one package. Remember, it was only a few days ago when the automaker’s own director of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, fessed up and admitted that Lamborghini is already developing its latest one-off (translation: limited edition in Lambo speak) to follow in the burnt tires left behind by the Centenario supercar.


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What this closer relationship tells me is that the pieces are falling into place for something potentially special to come out of Lamborghini. I don’t know what it’s going to be at the moment. It could be a new supercar, a hypercar, a one-off something, or a combination of all three. There’s no telling what Lamborghini is capable of, but when you add the element of a race car division into the mix, the definition of “what’s possible” suddenly becomes something that we can all get excited about.

That’s where I’m at now. I’m intrigued, excited, and properly curious about what Lamborghini is cooking up, now that the puzzle pieces are starting to make some sense.

References

Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo.

Lamborghini Aventador J


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Aventador J.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster.

Lamborghini Centenario


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Centenario.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo

Back in 2014, during the annual auto extravaganza that is Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini revealed the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, a hardcore, race-ready iteration of the popular Lamborghini Huracan road car. Framed as an entry into the exciting world of GT3 racing, the Super Trofeo offers world-class performance at a relatively affordable price point. Built to spec for competition in the international one-make Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, more than 150 examples of the Super Trofeo have sold worldwide in the three years its been on the market, with racers taking to the track in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. As many as 90 cars participate in the series annually. Now, the motorsports geeks from Lamborghini Squadra Corse just released an updated version of the Super Trofeo at a special event at Sant’Agata Bolognese, and it’s got improved aerodynamics and new safety measures, all with the same Super Trofeo fun.

“As it is a single-brand series, there are no regulatory demands that mean a successful model has to be altered. But with the Evo we wanted to give our customers an even more thrilling experience at the wheel, with superior performance and improved safety,” says Lambo’s Head of Motosport, Giorgio Sanna. Lambo’s CEO Stefano Domenicali adds, “Lamborghini Squadra Corse is continuing its plan to grow and consolidate its position as a trend setter on the competition scene.” So then – is this six-figure speed toy worth the outlay?

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo.

Exterior


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As you probably expect, the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo employs a good amount of carbon fiber in order to keep the car’s curb weight as low as possible. That extends to the exterior body components, all of which use the popular composite in their construction.

Of course, that’s what the last Super Trofeo got as well, so what’s new this time around?

Probably the biggest update of the whole enchilada is the aerodynamics package, which was extensively redesigned by Automobili Lamborghini and Dallara Engineering, with styling input from Lamborghini Centrol Stile as well. The overall goal was to “maintain the same high downforce of the previous model, while achieving higher overall aerodynamic efficiency and so less resistance to forward travel with improved stability.”

As such, most of the exterior design was reworked, with the only carryover components being the flat floor, front splitter, and rear diffuser. Kicking off the upgrade list is a new rear engine cover fin and upper intake component.


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“Much like you might see on a Le Mans prototype or Formula 1 car, the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo employs a sizable rear fin that helps to increase rear stability”

The fin is similar to something you might see on a Le Mans prototype car or Formula 1 car, and was designed to substantially increase lateral stability. “Lamborghini’s official development drivers, in ongoing testing of the new Huracan Super Trofeo Evo since last spring, felt a considerable increase in rear stability when taking fast bends along with a reduction in oversteering, resulting in better driving stability and faster cornering,” says Lamborghini. And, to be honest, that’s exactly what you want with amateur drivers at the helm, as high-speed rotation can often result in pricey repair bills.


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“The fin was designed to substantially increase lateral stability, and that’s exactly what you want with amateur drivers at the helm – high-speed rotation can often result in pricey repair bills.”

Ahead of the spine-mounted fin is an airscoop, which was designed to force feed the engine extra cold air. In fact, the scoop works so well, it actually ups peak torque by 3 percent when traveling at the vehicle’s electronically limited top speed, improving upon the old design considerably. The new intake also allowed Lamborghini to redesign the rear end of the vehicle for higher levels of aerodynamic efficiency, and, as Lambo is quick to point out, the new design looks better as well.

Further upgrades include a larger “rocker cover fin” in the flanks, which helps to improve overall cooling efficiency for the radiators. In front is a brand-new bumper, which was tweaked with larger lower intakes, plus new aero side spoilers that add additional downforce in front, thus increasing overall front-end grip and sharpening turn in characteristics.

The front fenders were also made to be sharper and flatter, and now incorporate a new slit in the upper section that acts to lower aerodynamic drag.


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“Perched on top of the tail is the requisite adjustable rear wing, while a new spoiler designed with a flatter, larger surface is underneath.”

Perched on top of the tail is the requisite adjustable rear wing, while a new spoiler designed with a flatter, larger surface is underneath. This spoiler manages to help increase downforce without adding any extra drag, while the wing is mounted on top of aluminum pillars. Despite being metal, rather than composite, the wing pillars still weigh as much as their carbon counterparts. The wing also got larger end plates, while larger ventilation elements were added as well.


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“The result of all this tweaking is 8 percent less drag – not bad when you consider downforce goes unchanged.”

The result of all this tweaking is 8 percent less drag – not bad when you consider downforce goes unchanged. Lambo also points out that customers who own the old Super Trofeo model can buy the new body kit and upgrade to the latest spec, if desired.

The livery we see in these press shots was designed at the Lamborghini Centro Stile, and uses a gray base color as a nod to a new partnership between Lambo’s performance department, Lamborghini Squadra Corse, and Roger Dubuis, a producer of high-end watches. The new partnership is slated to kick off in 2018.


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“Overall, we love how this thing looks. It definitely has the craziness and over-the-top aggression we’ve come to expect from the Raging Bull, all of which is greatly enhanced by the motorsport-spec aero gear.”

Overall, we love how this thing looks. It definitely has the craziness and over-the-top aggression we’ve come to expect from the Raging Bull, all of which is greatly enhanced by the motorsport-spec aero gear. We also like the geometric shapes and angular approach, and definitely think this thing is worthy of your aesthetic approval.

Nice job, Lambo.

Interior


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Inside the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo, it’s all business. Any and all luxury items were ditched in favor of extracting every last tenth of performance, which means no infotainment, no superfluous materials, and lots of bare structural components. Drivers sit low in bucket seats from performance provider OMP, and grip a small, square steering wheel decked out in a variety of buttons to control various drivetrain and suspension settings. Behind the wheel is a digital readout providing all the pertinent info, across the top of which is a series of lights for razor-crisp up shifts. Racing harnesses and a roll cage round it out.

Speaking of safety gear, the new Evo model improves on the last with a new roof hatch. This component was first introduced on the Huracan GT3, and now finds its way into the Super Trofeo Evo.

“The new Evo model improves on the last with a new roof hatch that was first introduced on the Huracan GT3”

Further upgrades include a new intake in the front fascia that was designed to better circulate the air coming into the cabin, thus improving ventilation and driver comfort as a result. Because if you aren’t comfortable, odds are you aren’t fast either.

Drivetrain


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Providing the go in this updated Lamborghini race car is a 5.2-liter V-10. Don’t bother looking for turbos – this thing is naturally aspirated, baby. Essentially, this is the same lump of go you get with the Huracan road car, but with output uprated to a stout 620 horsepower. That’s more than you get with the LP 610 (602 horsepower) and LP 580 (572 horsepower), but a little less than the recently unveiled LP 640 Performante (632 horsepower). All those ponies are routed exclusively to the rear axle (no AWD system here, just like a proper circuit-bound race car) by way of a six-speed sequential gearbox from X-Track. As a reminder, the street car gets a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Top speed for the racer is rated at 280 km/h (174 mph). This figure is substantially lower than the 200-mph Huracan street machine, but its not because of the aero – rather, the Evo is electronically limited at a buck 74.

“Thanks to the updates, the new Evo manages a substantial, measurable improvement to performance, as evidenced by lower lap times. When wheeled around the Monza race circuit, the Evo dropped as much as 1.5 seconds per lap.”

This latest model gets updates to the mechanics and electronic systems, as well as a new exhaust that places the catalytic converters in a different location so as to improve the overall exhaust gas efficiency and lower the exhaust gas temperatures.

Thanks to the updates, the new Evo manages a substantial, measurable improvement to performance, as evidenced by lower lap times. When wheeled around the Monza race circuit, the Evo dropped as much as 1.5 seconds per lap (the previous time was 1 minute 47.8 seconds, while the new best time is 1 minute 46.3 seconds). That’s a decent development for a race car, especially when you consider the majority of the upgrades are relegated to the aero, rather than the powertrain.

Chassis And Handling


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Without a doubt, the hallmark of a car like this is extensive utilization of lightweight materials, with carbon fiber employed wherever possible.

To capitalize on the handling benefits of its low, low weight, the latest Super Trofeo comes equipped with a new power steering pump, which offers up greater levels of steering assistance for improved driver feedback.

“Meanwhile, drivers get ABS from Bosch and traction control from Motec.”

Meanwhile, drivers will get to employ several electronic aides in their quest for lower lap times. These include ABS from Bosch and traction control from Motec, with both the traction control and ABS getting as many as 10 individual settings for tuning to preference. Those settings can even be controlled from the steering wheel, which means on-the-fly adjustments as needed.

Prices


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Pricing for the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Evo starts at $295,000 in the States, and 235,000 euros for customers located in Europe in Asia.

Look for the updated racer to hit the track as early as spring of 2018, with races taking place in Asia, Europe, and North America. Not only will it compete in the one-make Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, but it’ll see time in various GT series and endurance races as well.

Competition

Ferrari 488 Challenge


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If it’s absurd Italian exotic performance that you’re after, but you prefer horses rather than bulls, then Ferrari has your answer. It’s called the 488 Challenge, and it was introduced in 2017 to replace the 458 as Ferrari’s one-make spec competition vehicle. Power arrives thanks to a 3.9-liter V-8 stuffed by twin turbochargers, with power rated at 661 ponies and 561 pound-feet. All of that hits the rear axle through a seven-speed F1-style dual-clutch transmission. Pricing is set at around $300,000.

Read our full review on the Ferrari 488 Challenge.

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup


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Of course, Porsche is no stranger to the track either, and Stuttgart’s latest race-bred machine is known as the 911 GT3 Cup. Mounted way out back is a 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder engine, which was turbocharged to produce 460 horsepower through a six-speed sequential dog box transmission. Aluminum calipers and oversized rotors haul it down, while an enormous wing in the rear keeps the tail planted at speed. Pricing is bit less expensive than the Lambo and Ferrari, starting at $213,000.

Read our full review on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup..

Conclusion


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Improvement in motorsport is often a matter of very small increments. Even shaving off a few tenths of a second can make all the difference between glory and running as a backmarker. That’s why it isn’t surprising Lambo was so conservative with this latest update to its spec-series racer.

Granted, “conservative” is pretty subjective in this case. The aero upgrades seem rather extensive, but for a full update, we might have expected some engine tuning and suspension tweaks as well.

“A new aero package makes a lot of sense, at least financially. Consider the current Super Trofeo owners.”

That said, a new aero package makes a lot of sense, at least financially. Consider the current Super Trofeo owners – if Lambo decided to ditch the old suspension set-up, they’d be left out in the cold for the new season. Rather, an upgrade with a new body kit is a relatively easy fix by comparison.

Either way, this gentleman racer remains a hot pick for those with enough coin to swing it. Look out, Ferrari.

  • Leave it
    • One very pricey toy
    • Only upgrades are to aero package
    • Ferrari 488 Challenge is mighty tempting

References

Lamborghini Huracan


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Huracan.

Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo


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Read our full review on the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.

Lamborghini Huracan GT3


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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

Ferrari 488 Challenge


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Read our full review on the Ferrari 488 Challenge.

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup


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Read our full review on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

PostHeaderIcon Underground Racing Twin-Turbo Lambo Huracan Goes 257 MPH In Standing Half Mile: Video

Introduced in March of 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show as a follow-up to the Gallardo, the Huracan is currently Lamborghini’s most popular model, selling in droves across a variety of markets. And why not – making it go is a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V-10, which routes as much as 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque through a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. Properly motivated, the 0-to-62 mph sprint is dispatched in 3 seconds dead, while top speed eclipses the 200-mph mark. All very impressive stuff, no doubt, but as is the case, there are some out there who simply crave more. Enter Underground Racing, a U.S.-based tuner that specializes in adding absurd amounts of boost to exotics like the aforementioned Lambo. If you’ve got the money, Underground Racing has the parts you need to scorch the airstrip, as evidenced by this quick 3-minute video.

Shot at the recent Half-Mile Indy Airstrip Attack Event in Marion, Indiana, this video shows what happens when you keep the loud pedal pinned for an extended period of time. All told, the boosted Bull manages an impressive 256.99 mph at the end of the tarmac, a figure made even more impressive when you consider this a full-fledged street car with a full interior. Foot down, head back, and go.

PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini’s Future Car Lineup Will Leave Plenty Of Jaws On The Floor

Now that the Lamborghini Urus is close to hitting dealerships, the Italian automaker is setting its sights on its future, and if new reports are to be believed, that future is going to be packed with enough supercar mayhem to quench the thirst of enthusiasts for a generation. That’s because Lamborghini is now thinking big on plans to usurp the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and it’s doing with so with a rush of iterations for the Huracán to go with big plans for the eventual successor to the Aventador. If Lambo is successful in giving life to these plans, it could potentially swing the tide of supercar sentiment back to the side of the Raging Bull.

According to Automobile Magazine, Sant’Agata is planning to expand the Huracán lineup to include Speedster and Barchetta versions, which effectively will be lightweight versions of the existing Huracán that will be developed with an eye towards infusing these models with racing credentials. Speaking of lightweight offerings, a lighter version of the Huracán Performante is also in Lambo’s plans, as is a Targa version, a configuration we rarely see from Lamborghini. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to the super limited Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster from 1999 as the last Lamborghini to feature a taiga-style roof. On the higher end of the Huracán range, Lamborghini’s future plans could include a hardcore Superveloce model and an even more hardcore GT3 Stradale version. That’s six potential future variants for the just the Huracán, and that doesn’t even include the Huracán Safari, a never-before-done version that will feature, among other things, a height-adjustable suspension, bigger wheel arches, all-terrain body protection panels, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering. Oh, Lamborghini reportedly has big plans for the Aventador’s successor, too.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Perfomante

After ten successful years on the market, during which it became the company’s best-selling sports car ever, the Lamborghini Gallardo was replaced by the Huracan in 2014. Boasting a new design inside and out, a revised drivetrain, and better performance, the Huracan hit the sports car market with a bang, selling more than 1,500 units in 2014 and more than 4,700 in 2016. With some 8,500 examples sold as of early 2017, it sure looks as if the Huracan will surpass the Gallardo’s 14,022-unit record sales in a few years. However, Lambo knows that resting on its laurels isn’t the best thing to do so it’s hard at work to expand the Huracan family. The latest model to join the lineup goes by the name Performante and made its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

As the name suggests, the Performante is a higher performance version of the standard Huracan and a successor to the Gallardo Superleggera. Although it was originally believed that the Huracan will also get a Superleggera badge, Lambo eventually decided to replace it with Performante. The name swap is rather surprising given that the high-performance Aventador retained the SuperVeloce name from its predecessor, but I agree that Performante is as fitting as Superleggera for a range-topping sports car.

Overall, the Huracan Performance is a big step forward compared to the Gallardo Superleggera, but it’s also a significant departure from the standard Huracan in terms of aerodynamics and performance. Find out more about it in my review below.

Updated 08/24/2017: We added a series of images taken during the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

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