RE: Lamborghini claims eight Performante lap records

RE: Lamborghini claims eight Performante lap records

Thursday 1st March

Lamborghini claims eight Performante lap records

With new Ferrari on the horizon, Lamborghini reminds us just what the Performante has achieved



While the Huracan Performante has been lavished with praise since its launch, there's no doubt that the arrival of the Ferrari 488 Pista has rattled Lambo a little. Nothing like having your mid-engined track special fire stolen from you, is there?

As a reminder that the Performante is still pretty special, Lambo has today announced that the Huracan now holds eight lap records across the globe. These have been achieved during various road tests with the world's motoring media, including our colleagues at Autocar. Lamborghini has issued the times as "proof of its exceptional performance features".


The full list of times are as follows: 1:09.43 at Variano, 2:38.07 at Balocco, 1:29.6 at the Contidrom, 1:05.03 at Mira (with Autocar), 1:16.8 at The Grand Tours track in Wroughton, 42.3 at Boxberg, 1:42.49 at Le Mans Bugatti and 57.5 at Anneau du Rhin. Those last two laps were done by sport auto; a video of the final one can be seen below and, yes, it does look jolly fast.

How long these lap records remain after the Pista's arrival is what we're all waiting on with baited breath come the spring, although it should be noted that the Performante has claimed some notable scalps so far. So nothing is confirmed just yet. As for the car itself, Lamborghini is promising "a new dimension" will be added to the Performante at Geneva, so we'll leave that guesswork to you. Ferrari isn't going to have things all its own way!

 

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RamboLambo

Original Poster:

4,530 posts

100 months

Thursday 1st March
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Best Supercar out there right now. Can't beat a Naturally Aspirated V10 engine on full chat. Dying breed that will be sadly missed. Hope gen II Huracan isn't going to be a hybrid as rumoured
Performante is considered better than a 458 Speciale according to some Youtube Ferrari fanboys

488 Pista ke may be ultimately quicker but meh to turbocharging and you cant even get one unless you are a A lister.
Serial Ferrari owners are well pista off that they don't even qualify

Long live the V10 Naturally Aspirated Engine, long Reign the Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Edited by RamboLambo on Thursday 1st March 18:06

HighwayStar

1,798 posts

74 months

Thursday 1st March
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Yipper will be getting through a box of tissues now...

Maldini35

1,618 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd March
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It’s a quick car but I wouldn’t be shouting about lap times around these Micky Mouse tracks that nobody has heard of. A complete waste of time.

Let’s have a customer car around Silverstone, Monza, Spa etc.

They’ve had plenty of time to do it. I wonder why not?

shafiqdaya

2 posts

4 months

Friday 2nd March
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Why is no one talking about the GT2RS ?

Vitorio

4,037 posts

73 months

Friday 2nd March
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Maldini35 said:
It’s a quick car but I wouldn’t be shouting about lap times around these Micky Mouse tracks that nobody has heard of. A complete waste of time.

Let’s have a customer car around Silverstone, Monza, Spa etc.

They’ve had plenty of time to do it. I wonder why not?
Yup, only two of those (baloco and Le-mans bugatti) ring a bell for me, and we cant seriously consider the Grand Tour a real benchmark can we?

Where is the 'Ring time? And indeed, Monza, Silverstone, Spa, Mugello, Hockenheim (maybe get cheeky and ask the red brigade for the keys to Fiorano for the afternoon)

That said, it is a properly exciting car, If i'd want (and could afford) a properly insane car to hoon about in on tracks, i'd have this no questions asked.
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Streetrod

6,301 posts

136 months

Friday 2nd March
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I don’t think I have heard of hardly any those tracks.

Anyway it’s interesting that they only highlight this particular performance metric as the car has not managed to win any if I am not mistaken, of the many group tests that the magazines and other media have run, usually being bested by the McLaren 720s or the Porsche GT3.
Being great at just one thing does not make a great road car, especially when your one performance advantage is very unlikely to be exploited by the vast number of owners.

As has been said, expect Yipper to be along soon once he has extracted himself from his tissue box to proclaim that this is absolute proof that the Lambo is the best car ever. He is about as credible as a Flatearther

AmosMoses

2,875 posts

95 months

Friday 2nd March
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Vitorio said:
Yup, only two of those (baloco and Le-mans bugatti) ring a bell for me, and we cant seriously consider the Grand Tour a real benchmark can we?

Where is the 'Ring time? And indeed, Monza, Silverstone, Spa, Mugello, Hockenheim (maybe get cheeky and ask the red brigade for the keys to Fiorano for the afternoon)

That said, it is a properly exciting car, If i'd want (and could afford) a properly insane car to hoon about in on tracks, i'd have this no questions asked.
Did you miss this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ULSUcERlQQ

It's a very capable car, can show a LaFerrari a thing or two on track the entry speeds it can achieve are madness.

MrBarry123

4,735 posts

51 months

Friday 2nd March
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HighwayStar said:
Yipper will be getting through a box of tissues now...
A combination of Yipper, RL and the snow means the UK probably has a nationwide tissue shortage at the moment.

AndStilliRise

2,295 posts

46 months

Friday 2nd March
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MrBarry123 said:
A combination of Yipper, RL and the snow means the UK probably has a nationwide tissue shortage at the moment.
Just for this.

isaldiri

3,522 posts

98 months

Friday 2nd March
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Maldini35 said:
It’s a quick car but I wouldn’t be shouting about lap times around these Micky Mouse tracks that nobody has heard of. A complete waste of time.

Let’s have a customer car around Silverstone, Monza, Spa etc.

They’ve had plenty of time to do it. I wonder why not?
No one has an 'official' benchmark on what a decent time for a road car is around Silverstone or Spa though and as the car would be miles away from an obvious benchmark ie GT3 racing car no manufacturer is going to do that either.

What is more curious is why SportAuto have not had a ring time for the car. The performante was very quick it has to be said around their other tested track (Hockenheim short) to be fair, if almost 2 seconds slower than the gt2rs iirc.

Vitorio

4,037 posts

73 months

Friday 2nd March
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AmosMoses said:
Did you miss this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ULSUcERlQQ

It's a very capable car, can show a LaFerrari a thing or two on track the entry speeds it can achieve are madness.
Then its an oversight that they didnt mention that record. Why not start the list of tracks with that?

corozin

2,566 posts

201 months

Friday 2nd March
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I guess we'll have to wait for Top Gear to time it around Dunsfold then, to get an idea of relative performance.
Not that the Nordscheife time was pretty bloody impressive...

isaldiri

3,522 posts

98 months

Friday 2nd March
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Vitorio said:
Then its an oversight that they didnt mention that record. Why not start the list of tracks with that?
Because the gt2rs was quicker....?

RamboLambo

Original Poster:

4,530 posts

100 months

Friday 2nd March
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shafiqdaya said:
Why is no one talking about the GT2RS ?
Because its another boring squashed Beetle

Vitorio

4,037 posts

73 months

Friday 2nd March
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isaldiri said:
Because the gt2rs was quicker....?
Fair enough, i dont keep up with the current state of Ring times, i'd assumed it had the record, as the youtube video has "record" in the title

RamboLambo

Original Poster:

4,530 posts

100 months

Friday 2nd March
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MrBarry123 said:
A combination of Yipper, RL and the snow means the UK probably has a nationwide tissue shortage at the moment.
Definite shortage of Champagne as we celebrate what is truly a magnificent triumphant car.

I've never been one for lap times and ultimate speed and where the Lamborghini Huracan Performante wins the most versus the competition whether it be GT3RS, Pista KE, McLaren 720S is the FUN factor.
No one does theatre and drama like a Lambo, feels and sounds fast at 30 mph - smiles per miles its the very best out there PERIOD, GAME OVER

RumbleOfThunder

2,502 posts

133 months

Friday 2nd March
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Good grief what an obscure list of tracks. Apart from Le Mans Bugatti and Mira, I don't know any others. At least when Honda do this sort of thing its Spa or Suzuka.

Maldini35

1,618 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd March
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RumbleOfThunder said:
Good grief what an obscure list of tracks. Apart from Le Mans Bugatti and Mira, I don't know any others. At least when Honda do this sort of thing its Spa or Suzuka.
Yep

Today I got the lap record for running around my garden.
Better prepare the press release.


(NB. Before I’m publically flogged, I’m not knocking the car, which is pretty special by all accounts, just the lame PR effort)

FN2TypeR

5,197 posts

23 months

Friday 2nd March
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RamboLambo said:
MrBarry123 said:
A combination of Yipper, RL and the snow means the UK probably has a nationwide tissue shortage at the moment.
Definite shortage of Champagne as we celebrate what is truly a magnificent triumphant car.

I've never been one for lap times and ultimate speed and where the Lamborghini Huracan Performante wins the most versus the competition whether it be GT3RS, Pista KE, McLaren 720S is the FUN factor.
No one does theatre and drama like a Lambo, feels and sounds fast at 30 mph - smiles per miles its the very best out there PERIOD, GAME OVER
Do you work for them out of interest? I appreciate that we all have our favourites and I admit that it's likely a fantastic motor but your happy clapping on the subject is something else.

Maldini35

1,618 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd March
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isaldiri said:
Maldini35 said:
It’s a quick car but I wouldn’t be shouting about lap times around these Micky Mouse tracks that nobody has heard of. A complete waste of time.

Let’s have a customer car around Silverstone, Monza, Spa etc.

They’ve had plenty of time to do it. I wonder why not?
No one has an 'official' benchmark on what a decent time for a road car is around Silverstone or Spa though and as the car would be miles away from an obvious benchmark ie GT3 racing car no manufacturer is going to do that either.

What is more curious is why SportAuto have not had a ring time for the car. The performante was very quick it has to be said around their other tested track (Hockenheim short) to be fair, if almost 2 seconds slower than the gt2rs iirc.
I agree - but if they really want to talk about laptimes it would make more sense to reference tracks people are familiar with. I wouldn’t expect it to beat a GT3 car but I’d be curious to know how close (or not) it was.
If manufacturers don’t want us to compare road cars to GT3 racers then probably best to avoid the whole lap time subject all together.