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PostHeaderIcon The Lambo Huracan Performante Comes in All Sorts of Awesome Colors

If you love high-performance cars and racing (how can you not?), you’re probably dreaming about lapping the Nurburgring track in the incredible Lamborghini Huracan Performante right now. However, unless you have a fat wallet and have already placed an order, you’ll never have the chance to do that. Let’s face it, the Performante is awfully expensive for the average Joe and it’s probably sold out anyway. Fortunately, you can still design the Performante of your dreams in the online configurator and its absolutely free.

The configurator is pretty straight forward and doesn’t include too many options beyond the usual exterior and performance upgrades, but the number of exterior colors available is impressive. There are two solid colors and five metallic hues, mostly white, black, and gray. But go with the Pearl Effect range and you can get the stunning Giallo Inti, Arancio Borealis, and Verde Mantis. Beyond that, there’s a rage of custom Ad Personam finishes, including matte, solid, metallic, and pearl. Interesting choices include Giallo Horus, Verde Scandal, Viola Ophelia, Oro Elios, Blu Cepheus, and Viola SE 30th. The latter is based on the color that Lambo launched for the Diablo SE30 Jota back in the 1990s.

Naturally, all these colors are paired to the green-white-red Italian “tricolore” above the side skirts and the dark-colored “forged composite” elements such as the side skirts, diffuser, and front splitter.

Next up, you need to pick the color for the carbon-ceramic brakes, and you can choose between six caliper finishes. There’s black, green, orange, red, silver, and yellow, each providing interesting contrasts with several body colors. Since I “painted” my Performante in Verde Mantis, I went with red calipers, since red and green are complementary colors.

As soon as you finish up the calipers, the configurator moves on to the rims. All wheels measure 20 inches, but there are three design with various finishes. The double-five-spoke rims are called Mimas and can be had in either silver, gloss black or matte titanium. The multi-spoke Narvi wheels are available in either high-sheen black or bronze, while the five-spoke, forged Loge wheels are black and come with either black or red center locking nut. The latter seems to go well with the red calipers on my build.

The configurator then moves onto technology, where you can choose whether you want a sensor or sensor plus camera for park assistance. You can also select the Style Package, which adds darker exhaust pipes among other features.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Makes Material Technology Beautiful: Video

When it comes to the creation of the fastest, most expensive cars on the planet, carbon fiber is the material of choice. Also used extensively in a variety of aerospace applications, including satellites and rockets, the world of composite brings exactly the sort of characteristics needed if you plan on building something that moves. Not only does it offer a high degree of tensile strength and stiffness, but it’s also incredibly lightweight, making it perfect for something like a supercar. Lamborghini’s been using it for years, but in the race for supercar bragging rights, the Italian automaker has come up with a new spin on carbon. It’s called forged composites, and it’s highlighted in this brief 40-second video.

Originally developed as a collaborative project between Lamborghini and Callaway Golf Company, Lambo’s first application of forged composites was in the Sesto Elemento, an AWD V-10 rocket ship weighing in at less than 1,000 kg (2,202 pounds to be exact). With so little mass and 570 horsepower to motivate it, the Sesto Elemento can hit 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds.

More recently, the technology was utilized on the Huracan Performante, making it the first production model to use forged composites.

The video itself is short on details, but does give the viewer a look at forged composites in a kaleidoscope of light and shadow, all set to an epic soundtrack worthy of some of the fastest cars on the planet.

If you’re in the mood to get a little nerdy, read on for the technical bits on what forged composites are all about.

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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 2016, 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 Huracan, featuring lines derived from the range-topping Aventador. The design include 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 it seems that a Spyder version is set to follow soon.

Two 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 Huracan also spawned a Spyder model, as well as race-spec Super Trofeo and GT3 models. And, Lambo is still working on new iterations, with a higher-performance Superleggera model unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Given that the Gallardo Superleggera, the car that was replaced by the Huracan Performante also had a convertible version, it’s safe to assume that the latter will also lose its top pretty soon.

The news that Lambo may be working on a Spyder variant of the Huracan Performante is by no means surprising and the name is far from new. Although it was used to replace the Superleggera, 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 laucnhed in 2011 and remained in production until the Gallardo was phased out in 2013. Granted, it’s a bit early for a Huracan Spyder Performante given that the coupe only debuted in 2017, but the demand for special cars is so big right now that Lamborghini will most definitely bring it out in 2018.

Updated 04/05/2017: Our spy photographers caught the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder out for a new testing session, this time around Nurburgring.

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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.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Smashes Nurburgring Record, Puts Porsche 918 Hybrid to Shame

When Trump was elected president of the U.S., I had a bit of a shock when I woke up to the news the next morning. And, Lamborghini setting a new production car record on the ’Ring is of similar magnitude. Because the upcoming Huracan Performante not only lapped the “Green Hell” quicker than the Porsche 918 Spyder, a high-profile supercar, it did so no fewer than five seconds faster.

Specifically, the Huracan Performance needed only 6:52.01 minutes to go around the Nurburgring Nordschleife, smashing the 918 Spyder’s 6:57-minute from 2013. Although the record was announced on March 1, 2017, the run actually took place on October 5, 2016 with Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli.

“This was an incredible and emotional moment,” says company CEO Stefano Domenicali. “Together with Maurizio Reggiani we agreed during the car’s development that with the technical and performance prowess of the Huracán Performante, not only was a sub seven-minute lap at the Nordschleife possible, but the lap record too. We wanted to achieve the Nurburgring victory in advance of the Performante’s launch, which was a challenge in terms of weather and availability of the Nordschleife. Not only did we take the lap record, we took it by some seconds!”

Making Lambo’s run that more spectacular is the fact that the Huracan Performance was quicker than the Radical SR8, which lapped the ’Ring in 6:56.08 minutes. Although the SR8 isn’t exactly a production model, its lap is often listed together with production models, as is the Radical SR8LM’s incredible benchmark of 6:48 minutes. The Huracan Performance is the first Lamborghini to outrun a Radical since 2005!

Since the Huracan Performante won’t be unveiled until the Geneva Motor Show next week, we don’t know much about what makes it so quick. However, Lambo did say that the record was established through innovative aerodynamics, lightweight engineering, a revised engine, and a dedicated setup for track performance. Stay tuned for updates from Geneva.

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PostHeaderIcon Watch the Lambo Huracán Performante Flex Its Muscles at the Nürburgring: Video

Since its unveiling at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Huracán has already spawned three new versions — the Spyder, Super Trofeo, and GT3 — with two more iterations underway. I’m talking about the lightweight, high-performance version of both the coupe and spyder, which will be unveiled in 2017. It’s not yet known which will arrive first, but logic dictates that the coupe should break cover earlier. This will happen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March according to Lamborghini’s latest teaser video.

The 43-second clip shows a beefed-up Huracán on the Nürburgring track. The supercar is equipped with active aerodynamics front and rear, and also has a large wing atop the decklid, which makes it safe to assume that it’s not a regular Huracán. Lambo showcases its mobile front spoiler and rear wing, which can provide either maximum downforce for better stability or minimum drag for enhanced acceleration. The firm also announces March 1 as the date we will find out more, but doesn’t say anything else about the car. Not even a name is mention, so we don’t know what badge this new Huracán will sport.

If the previous Gallardo is any indication, the coupe should be called the Huracán Superleggera, while the Spyder should be christened the Performance. However, some sources claim that the latter is more likely to be used for the coupe. But whatever the name, it’s pretty obvious that the upcoming iteration of the Huracán will be incredibly fast and loud. We will find out more in March so stay tuned for updates.


PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan By Italdesign

Lambo introduced us to its Huracan hurricane in 2014 as a replacement for the seemingly endlessly popular Lamborghini Gallardo. With the Gallardo’s successful past looming large, the Huracan had some mighty big shoes to fill, tasked with becoming the Italian automaker’s best-selling model in the lineup. So far, the Huracan has done well in that regard, thanks in no small part to a surprising number of special edition models and limited runs. Now, joining the list is this new special edition from Italdesign, an engineering and design company based out of Moncalieri that decided the Raging Bull just wasn’t angry enough from the factory. As such, Italdesign gave the Huracan this wild-looking all-composite exterior treatment, transforming the Lambo into something that looks like it was plucked from an arcade racing game frequented by Ritalin-toting ADD cases. Only five will be produced, with production slated to stop by the end of the year.

Coinciding with the release of the limited-run Huracan, Italdesign, which has worked closely with Lambo in the past, is also introducing the Italdesign Automobili Speciali brand, so it’s likely we’ll see similar treatments sometime in the near future.

Italdesign says its upgraded Huracan is “intended for collectors and visionary enthusiasts, [and] it combines racing car features and performance alongside type-approval for use on normal roads.”

Sure thing, Italdesign. Because after all, who wouldn’t wanna drive a race-ready Lambo down to the shops for a quart of milk?

This customized Lambo will make its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show alongside an exclusive Excalibur Spider timepiece from watchmaker Roger Dubuis, signaling a collaborative partnership between the two companies. No price has been announced for the car, but rest assured it’s firmly in the “if you have to ask” category. As reference, the “normal” Lamborghini Huracan retails for about $230,000, give or take.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracán Spyder by O.CT Tuning

While the collective population of the auto industry is transfixed at the imminent arrival of the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Performante, the aftermarket tuning scene continues to move along, busy as ever in its attempt to create the next great tuning program. One tuner in particular probably doesn’t even have the Huracán Spyder Performante on its list since it just concluded developing a program for the standard Huracán Spyder. Yep, take a look at this new tuning kit from O.CT Tuning for the roofless Huracán that puts the supercar’s output up to an incredible 794 horsepower and 597 pound-feet of torque.

Even by aftermarket standards, those numbers are beyond reproach for a car like the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder. It doesn’t have that much in the way of exterior and interior upgrades, but with numbers like that, I think O.CT Tuning can be excused for focusing its attention on the Huracán Spyder’s all-natural 5.2-liter V-10 engine.

Remember, this is the same tuner that gave us the O.CT800 Supercharged program for the Lamborghini Huracán this time last year. That one may have had some decals with it, but the focus of that kit was also on the Lambo’s V-10 engine, and the results are right around what this kit can accomplish itself.

There might be other programs for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder that offer more in terms of quantity, but when it comes to adding more power to that V-10, there is only a handful that can compete with O.CT Tuning.

We’ll keep the upcoming Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Performance in our thoughts until it makes its hyped debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The aftermarket tuning scene is filled with tuners that can make cars faster and more powerful, yet O.CT stands out.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracán Spyder by VOS

The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is a very special car that deserves the utmost care and affection. There are a variety of different ways to do that and one tuner in particular is making a very compelling case for going the aftermarket route to give the Huracán Spyder some love. The company calls it itself Vision on Speed, or as it’s more popularly known, VOS Performance. A lot of you might be familiar with VOS Performance’s work, having previously done kits for cars like the Ferrari 488 GTB and the Lamborghini Huracán. Now it’s the Huracán Spyder’s turn in the tuning spotlight and VOS Performance is accommodating that in kind with a program that includes power enhancements to the tune of 630 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

The output increase is pretty subtle but it’s also just a small part of the overall tuning program. For instance, VOS Performance also added a comprehensive aerodynamic body kit with pieces made largely from carbon fiber. Interior modifications are also included in the tuning menu with plenty of bespoke elements inside the Huracán Spyder’s cabin. Don’t sleep on the set of wheels and the suspension upgrades too.

Overall, VOS Performance’s program for the Huracán Spyder is impressively comprehensive. Sure, there are other kits available for the Huracán that offer more power gains than the one VOS is providing. But as far as body of work is concerned, VOS Performance accounted well for itself with a program that’s going to spell a world of difference for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder by VOS Performance.


PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 Superleggera

Any time Lamborghini releases a new model, there are two special versions that are all but guaranteed to follow: a roadster and a lightweight Superleggera. With the Huracan Spyder having been unveiled in 2015, it is just a matter of time before the Italians launch the lighter Superleggera variant.

Likely to follow in the footsteps of the Gallardo Superleggera, the Huracan Superleggera will bring a lower curb weight and a nice power boost, giving Lambo’s entry-level supercar better straight-line speed and more agility. There is still no timeline for the Huracan Superleggera, but the number of test cars that keep showing up on public roads suggest that an official launch is due very soon, most likely by the end of 2016.

Details are still scant as of this writing, but putting together the pieces of the puzzle and getting a good idea of what this model will bring to the table is simple. Find out more in my speculative review below.

Update 12/16/2016: The Lamborghini Huracan LP640-4 Superleggera has been spotted yet again, this time playing in the snow. Compared to the other spy shots we’ve seen, the Superleggera hasn’t changed much, but the official taillights have been uncovered and are, in fact, LED units. This is the second time we’ve caught the Superleggera playing in the snow this year, but this is the first time that it is in near production form with official fascias, a functional spoiler, and all of the other aerodynamic bits in place. This could be the last time we see it testing before it’s official debut.

Continue reading my speculative preview of the Huracan LP640-4 Superleggera to see what I think it’ll have to offer.


PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Spyder Performante

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 2016, 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 Huracan, featuring lines derived from the range-topping Aventador. The design include sharper cues, more pronounced side skirts, and a more aggressive stance overall. The cabin has been redesigned to a modern appearance with a flat dashboard and a six-sided instrument cluster that houses a massive, 12.3-inch TFT screen. Much like its predecessor, it comes with the finest materials for the upholstery and aluminum and carbon-fiber trim. Under the hood, the 5.2-liter V-10 was updated for more horsepower and improved fuel economy.

Two years have passed since the Huracan was unleashed on public roads and the supercar is already highly popular, selling more than 3,000 units since its introduction. The Huracan also spawned a Spyder model, as well as race-spec Super Trofeo and GT3 models. And, Lambo is still working on new iterations, with a higher-performance Superleggera being readied for production as we speak. Also, a recently applied trademark for the Huracan Performante name suggests that a lighter, more powerful version of the Spyder is also in the works, and it’s this specific model we’ll be discussing in the speculative review below.

The news that Lambo may be working on a Performante variant of the Huracan Spyder is by no means surprising and the name is far from new. It was first used on the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, essentially a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera. The high-performance drop-top was introduced in 2011 and remained in production until the Gallardo was phased out in 2013. Granted, it’s a bit early for a Huracan Spyder Performante given that the Gallardo version arrived eight years after the supercar’s debut, but the demand for special cars is so big right now that Lamborghini will most definitely bring it out sooner. I expect it to break cover by the end of 2018.

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

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder

Launched in 2014 as a replacement for the Gallardo, Lamborghini’s best-selling nameplate as of 2016, the Huracan has proven quite popular with supercar fans in its first two years on the market. Its fresh, aggressive design, modern interior with race-inspired cues, and upgraded V-12 engine made it one of the most appealing sub-$300,000 supercars on the market and a solid competitor for similar products from Ferrari and McLaren. Much like the Gallardo, the Huracan spawned a convertible Spyder model, a Super Trofeo race car, as well as a rear-wheel-drive, LP 580-2 version, which is available in both coupe and convertible body styles.

The LP 580-2 Spyder is the latest iteration of the supercar to hit the market in late 2016 and not only enlarges the Huracan family, but also completes the core product range. It also provides old-school enthusiasts with a rear-wheel-drive alternative to the bulk of AWD supercars that are being produced today. What’s more, due to the lower output, the LP 580-2 is the most affordable Huracan Spyder you can buy and an entry-level model for Lamborghini’s stable of convertible sports cars.

“This is a Lamborghini for those with a passion for life and the purest driving experience on the open road. It’s also a Huracán for those entering the Lamborghini family, wanting a true Spyder experience without compromising on the performance and dynamic handling of a rear-wheel drive car,” said Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

Discover what makes the Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder special in our review below.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Trademarks "Huracan Performante"

A recently applied trademark suggests that Lamborghini is working on a fourth iteration for the entry-level Huracan supercar. According to Auto Guide, the Italian firm has applied to trademark the Huracan Performante name. Given that the Performance badge has been previously used on a convertible version of the Gallardo Superleggera, Lambo may be planning a similar version of the Huracan.

Already available in coupe and spyder versions, the Huracan has yet to receive the higher performance Superleggera treatment, but the vehicle has been spotted testing as early as 2015. The Superleggera is expected to break cover in late 2016 or early 2017 with an aggressive body kit and a beefed-up V-10 engine rated at more than 630 horsepower (versus the standard 602 horses). The Performante model should arrive with identical specs, but slightly different aerodynamic upgrades.

There’s no word as to when the fourth version of the Huracan might hit showrooms, but given that we have yet to see any test cars as of October 2016, the high-performance roadster is at least 12 months away.

It’s predecessor, the Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performance was announced in late 2010 and deliveries began in April 2011. Production of the Gallardo ended in November 2013, with the final example being a Spyder Performante.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 by Novitec Torado

The entry-level Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 is barely a year old – it was introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show – and yet, it’s already established its own corner as Lambo’s most affordable current model. The rear-wheel drive Lambo also holds the distinction of being touted as the “purest expression of a Lamborghini to date,” a description that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the aftermarket world. Novitec Torado, for instance, understands the potential of a tuned Huracán LP580-2 so it went ahead and developed a kit that brings that potential to reality. The result is a car that packs a whopping 830 horsepower, more than any other stock Lamborghini today, including the range-topping Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce.

It’s easy to get mesmerized by the massive power gains that Novitec Torado is offering. Trust me; I was transfixed too. But to simply focus all of our attention on that is doing the rest of the program a disservice. For instance, the kit also includes a aerodynamic body kit whose components are made entirely out of carbon fiber. There’s also a fresh set of wheels and upgrades to the suspension that help round out the Huracán LP580-2 into the pure driving machine that it is.

There’s no word yet from Novitec Torado on when this program will become available. When that time comes though, I expect plenty of Huracán LP580-2 owners to give this kit a serious look because of what it can do to their sports cars. I’d do the same thing too if I had a rear-wheel drive Huracán.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Breaks in Half, then Bursts into Flames in Chicago

It seems like accidents involving supercars tend to happen on a somewhat regular basis. Today, I’m here to talk about an accident involving a Lamborghini Huracan that met its untimely demise in the windy city over the weekend. Reports are still coming in from various sources, but as you can see from the image above, the Lambo not only split in half but caught on fire as well. Fortunately, witnesses on the scene were able to pull the drive from the wreckage just before it burst into flames.

For now, no official information has been released, but a report from NBC 5 out of Chicago says that witnesses claim a Lincoln MKS made contact with the Hurcane which ultimately sent it straight into the telephone pole that broke the car in half. The rear half continued in that direction until it struck a fence while the front half of the vehicle sat in the middle of the street. Reports indicate that the passenger cell that is built into the Huracan – much like that of other supercars like the McLaren 650S, for example – protected the driver like it was supposed to.

It’s an unfortunate happening for the driver of the Huracan – totaling a $240,000 car can ruin anyone’s week – but at least he walked away with his life. For now, Chicago police are still investigating the accident.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracán Final Edition By Vos Performance

The Lamborghini Huracán has been getting a lot of tuning love lately and that gravy train has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Just last week, Novitec Torado presented a program for the Huracán Spyder, offering as much as 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine. This time, it’s Vos Performance that’s taking up the spotlight and it’s offering a program that offers exterior, interior, performance, and chassis and suspension upgrades for the Huracán. The tuner has yet to reveal the final output from that engine upgrade, but if you take its history into account, a shot at 900 horsepower isn’t out of the cards.

That’s probably the only downer about this kit. Vos Performance issued a press release about it and there was no mention of any final output from the power increase. It did provide details on the two exhaust upgrades it’s offering, right down to the extra output and weight loss figure each of the kits has on offer. But those figures don’t paint the full picture of Vos Performance’s work on the Huracán so it would be nice if the tuner came out and said what kind of number it was able to extract from that V-10 engine.

Fortunately, the tuner did its homework – and then some – on the exterior and interior of the Huracán. Suffice to say, this program isn’t lacking in carbon fiber. Not the least bit. Even the covers of the A/C vents got in on the fun, adding an extra layer of luxury and refinement to the interior’s look.

Overall, it’s a solid program that will definitely be made a lot more exciting once the tuner gives us the lowdown on that engine upgrade.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracán Spyder By Novitec Torado

Two years after bursting into the supercar scene, the Lamborghini Huracán has become a favorite among supercar-loving auto enthusiasts. It’s also turned into a darling in the tuning world where programs have been built to cater specifically to owners of the newest Lamborghini. Novitec Torado counts itself as one of those tuners that have already developed a kit for the Huracán. Now, the German tuner is turning its attention to the Huracán Spyder and in so doing, it has prepared an equally marvelous program that helps bring out 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine.

Don’t be fooled by the incredible power gains provided by Novitec because that’s not all the tuner did for the Huracán Spyder. It also prepared a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that was tested in a wind tunnel, a rarity even by today’s tuning standards. The tuner also prepared a new set of wheels specifically for the program and tied everything up with chassis and suspension upgrades that should give the Huracán Spyder the proper handling and balance so that owners who avail of the kit can enjoy it with the purest of pleasures.

The only thing missing it seems is work on the interior, something that Novitec Torado left for others to do. That might be a red letter for other tuners, but for a company that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in the game at preparing aftermarket programs for Italy’s most romantic of exotics, Novitec Torado did its homework on the Huracán Spyder and gave it everything the car needs to stand out from the rest of its peers.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan with After Sales Packages

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and even the coolest cars out there end up getting replaced. That’s exactly what happened to the Lamborghini Gallardo when Lambo decided to replace the icon with an all-new model called the Huracan. Initially debuting at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the supercar came with a 5.2-liter V-10 that was good for 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, LED illumination, 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, generous portions of Alcantara and Nappa leather, and lots of other features that were clear improvements over anything the Gallardo could offer.

The 610-4 Coupe eventually spawned the 610-4 Polizia and the 610-4 Avio, and there was even a 620-2 Super Trofeo. By 2016, the Hurcan had an official LP 610-4 Spyder edition, and there was also an LP 580-2, which served as more of an entry-level model with rear-wheel drive. With the life cycle of the Huracan well underway, Lamborghini has finally announced three new after-sales packages that will assist current owners in giving their Huracan a new and sportier look.

These three packages are primarily focused on exterior enhancements, but there is a new center-lock kit that hasn’t been offered on the Huracan until now. With that said, let’s take a good look at what these new packages do for the Huracan.


PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Partners With Waldorf To Give Guests The Huracán Driving Experience

Luxury begets luxury and no more is that in full display right now than the recent partnership between Lamborghini and the Waldorf hotel chain. In a lot of ways, it’s the perfect cocktail of hospitality and horsepower as the two esteemed companies are giving guests at any of the Waldorf hotels all over the world the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracán and have it all to themselves for a bit.

The program is called the “Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience” and those who take up the offer will be given 30 minutes to drive either the Huracán LP580-2 or the Huracán Spyder along a pre-planned route within the vicinity of the hotel. Naturally, a pro driver from Lamborghini will sit shotgun at all times in the event the driver needs assistance. All 12 Waldorf locations around the world won’t hold the program simultaneously as the program will move around to these locations, lining up with any popular events in a specific area.

For instance, the program will be available at the Waldorf in New York City from September 9 to 11, right around the same time as the U.S. Open tournament is playing in nearby Flushing Meadows. So if you’re in the Big Apple around that time, don’t be surprised to see a parade of Huracáns parked just outside the Waldorf Astoria.

From there, the program will travel to other unique locations, including the Trianon Palace Versaille in Paris from October 7 to 9 to go along with the Paris Motor Show; the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida from November 3 to 7 for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show; the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah from November 10 to 19 for the Dubai Motor Festival; the Arizona Biltmore from January 14 to 22, 2017 to coincide with the 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale; and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago on February 17, 2017 for the Chicago Auto Show.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini's Ad Personam Program Is Getting Its Own Studio

Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program is getting its very own space inside the Italian automaker’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The new studio will be dedicated strictly to Lambo’s Ad Personam program and will exclusively cater to the company’s customer base. Prospective owners will be given the unique experience of getting a guided tour of the facility before they get to the business of calling the shots on how they want their Lamborghinis to be customized.

This isn’t something overly different from what Lamborghini has been doing since it kicked off the Ad Personam program back in 2006. It’s just now the program will have its own dedicated space where customers can choose from a wide range of personalized options available for both the Huracán and the Aventador. The new studio features displays on all the options available, including the body color, the choice of leather, seat, and trim options – and of course Lamborghini’s very own forged composite carbon fiber material that the automaker is offering exclusive on the Aventador.

Considering that more than half of cars it sold in 2016 passed through the Ad Personam customization program, the opening of this new studio will serve prospective Lamborghini owners well as they try to put personalized touches on their new supercars.

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