Should I buy a Hurracan performante

Should I buy a Hurracan performante

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cgt2

1,327 posts

133 months

Tuesday 20th August
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hunter 66 said:
I will never be able to own a Performance , as 6 ft .4 ins tall , but nice sound bit showy and my wife would not get in it ....but nor does she ever get in the GT3.2 RS ( the WING ) .... so no issues
The ALA system must need commitment as never seen one going particularly fast on track ....but they do sound great
I'm 6'5. They are fine with buckets, comfort seats are awkward as they are placed much higher limiting headroom. There is also much more room in a coupe than Spyder which is very tight with the roof up.

sixspeed

2,025 posts

217 months

Tuesday 20th August
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Never you mind said:
Test drove one at the weekend. What a car!

In sport mode it felt very easy to drive, just like any other car really and the dampening on it meant it could soak up all the bumps in the road without jarring your back, even with the buckets which I love. Stick it in strada and it sounded awesome with the pops and crackles coming from the exhaust, was very loud though but as the car stands out like a sore thumb I loved that about it. Corsa mode turned the car into a different animal all together. You could feel it moving around and it felt pretty good in this mode. Compared to my car the gearbox is a certainly an improvement, shifts where faster and a lot smoother even in corsa mode.

Sticks to the road like glue as well and through a set of flowing corners it gave you a lot of confidence to keep your foot in. In short you'd have to be driving like a complete dick to stack it.
I would say that sums it up perfectly! The suspension is sublime on the road in Sport, and has a way of dealing with the undulations and imperfections in the road, yet remaining superbly communicative, in a way no other car I've experienced manages. The level of confidence, and the ability to extract everything on offer from these cars, is what makes them so impressive IMO. It's all very well laying claim to record lap-times, but useless if it takes someone with absolute heroic ability to access those upper limits of performance (a la GT2 RS). That's not to be confused with the car being un-engaging, or "easy to drive" though. The Performante will still bite you if you're hamfisted and don't possess some basics in car control (as several Youtube videos will demonstrate).

Never you mind said:
Car I drove didn't have LDS where as the car I am looking at does. How much of difference does this make?
Personally i'd avoid. It gives an unnatural feel to the steering, varying input to output at differing speeds. Despite what some dealers will tell you about it being a "must-have", all the cars that Sant'Agata supplied to the UK press had passive (non-LDS) steering, and LDS-equipped cars effectively disable the function (well, dial it right back anyway) when in "Corsa", which tells you all you need to know. I've let a few people drive my car and all have praised how communicative and sharp the steering feels. 4WS (in the EVO) achieves what LDS set out to do, but with far more effectiveness.

sixspeed

2,025 posts

217 months

Tuesday 20th August
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hunter 66 said:
I will never be able to own a Performance , as 6 ft .4 ins tall , but nice sound bit showy and my wife would not get in it ....but nor does she ever get in the GT3.2 RS ( the WING ) .... so no issues
The ALA system must need commitment as never seen one going particularly fast on track ....but they do sound great
Here's a Swiss friend with one over at the 'Ring. Fast enough. smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UrJvzGnSss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kQUknXZHDg


Feel free to drop him a line through the channel. He's very happy to chat about the cars, and owns a GT3 RS also. He'll happily tell you which one he prefers and the pros/cons of each.

Edited by sixspeed on Tuesday 20th August 23:26

isaldiri

4,843 posts

113 months

Tuesday 20th August
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hunter 66 said:
The ALA system must need commitment as never seen one going particularly fast on track ....but they do sound great
laugh it's funny how anyone really actually believes the ALA stuff makes a big difference nevermind 'having to be at 10/10ths to take advantage'. The performante is a quick car though especially on trofeos, as one would expect a modern 600+hp sports car to be and sounds lightyears hetter than anything else today.

P.S seating position on the lambo is quite individual unfortunately and you are a bit tall to easily fit I think!

Drl22

102 posts

10 months

Wednesday 21st August
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isaldiri said:
laugh it's funny how anyone really actually believes the ALA stuff makes a big difference nevermind 'having to be at 10/10ths to take advantage'. The performante is a quick car though especially on trofeos, as one would expect a modern 600+hp sports car to be and sounds lightyears hetter than anything else today.

P.S seating position on the lambo is quite individual unfortunately and you are a bit tall to easily fit I think!
I have a standard Huracan and am 6 foot 6 so there is plenty of possibility for taller drivers to get in. The bucket seats I tried recently in a perf , although lower, are completely unadjustable and too upright for a taller driver. I recline me seat a lot to make myself fit so the comfort seat is the way to go. I still don’t fit in an Aventador though.

Ferruccio

890 posts

64 months

Wednesday 21st August
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isaldiri said:
laugh it's funny how anyone really actually believes the ALA stuff makes a big difference nevermind 'having to be at 10/10ths to take advantage'.
Aerodynamics does seem to have some effect though, eg a 108,000kg Boeing 757 actually seems to take off at 160mph.......

isaldiri

4,843 posts

113 months

Wednesday 21st August
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Ferruccio said:
isaldiri said:
laugh it's funny how anyone really actually believes the ALA stuff makes a big difference nevermind 'having to be at 10/10ths to take advantage'.
Aerodynamics does seem to have some effect though, eg a 108,000kg Boeing 757 actually seems to take off at 160mph.......
Sure it does.

You want to calculate the amount of downforce the performante produces at 120mph though nevermind how much some of that aero vectoring then further has an effect by reducing downforce on one side of the car? in context of a 1500kg car, those amounts will be pretty irrelevant....

WCZ

7,006 posts

139 months

Thursday 22nd August
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isaldiri said:
laugh it's funny how anyone really actually believes the ALA stuff makes a big difference nevermind 'having to be at 10/10ths to take advantage'. The performante is a quick car though especially on trofeos, as one would expect a modern 600+hp sports car to be and sounds lightyears hetter than anything else today.
what's so funny about it? the perf knocked 36 seconds off the ring time vs a normal car with just 30hp extra, I was under the impression that the ala got a lot of credit for this insane difference?

isaldiri

4,843 posts

113 months

Thursday 22nd August
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WCZ said:
what's so funny about it? the perf knocked 36 seconds off the ring time vs a normal car with just 30hp extra, I was under the impression that the ala got a lot of credit for this insane difference?
Shows lambo marketing worked rather well if you had that impression then hehe

WCZ

7,006 posts

139 months

Friday 23rd August
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isaldiri said:
Shows lambo marketing worked rather well if you had that impression then hehe
I don't believe it personally but something has obviously knocked a gigantic amount of time off the lap, and if it's not the 30hp or the aero then what exactly has shaved 36 seconds off? they were both on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires

isaldiri

4,843 posts

113 months

Friday 23rd August
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WCZ said:
I don't believe it personally but something has obviously knocked a gigantic amount of time off the lap, and if it's not the 30hp or the aero then what exactly has shaved 36 seconds off? they were both on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires
Sorry but where do you get 36 seconds? SportAuto got 7:28 iirc with the standard huracan and 7:08 with the performante. Big difference of course at 20s (better damping, more overall df, faster track) but not 36. There never was a factory lap on the standard car.

Bunty Killa

471 posts

144 months

Friday 23rd August
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Nurburgring lap time was 6:52 for performante


isaldiri said:
WCZ said:
I don't believe it personally but something has obviously knocked a gigantic amount of time off the lap, and if it's not the 30hp or the aero then what exactly has shaved 36 seconds off? they were both on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires
Sorry but where do you get 36 seconds? SportAuto got 7:28 iirc with the standard huracan and 7:08 with the performante. Big difference of course at 20s but not 36.