Want your Performante experience with some fresh air exhilaration? Here's the car!
Those of you with keen Lamborghini memories will know that the true Performante is in fact a drop top anyway, that being the name given to the Superleggera Spyder back in 2011. Well now the poseur's Performante is back, Lamborghini revealing a 640hp Spyder to the Geneva masses.
That power figure equals the coupe, while the 35kg weight saving compares favourably with that car's 40kg. Problem being that the Spyder is of course working against a much chunkier kerbweight as standard: Lamborghini claims a dry weight for this car here of 1,507kg, against 1,382kg for the normal Performante. As such performance has taken a small hit, with 62mph taking a couple of tenths more at 3.1 seconds and 124mph coming up in 9.3 seconds (against 8.9 for the coupe). What an outrage. Top speed is identical at 202mph.
Interestingly Lamborghini claims that the fancy ALA aerodynamic technology is unchanged for the Spyder, so it will still vary the aerodynamic load depending on what's required at the time. Note the forged composite spoiler, diffuser and rear bumper that will contribute to that. Lambo also says that the Spyder carries over from the coupe an "enhanced suspension system", recalibrated ESC and a tweaked 'Anima' drive mode selector.
Like the standard Spyder, the Performante can lower its roof in 17 seconds at up to 30mph. With the roof down, two movable fins emerge from the folding roof casing and "continue the roofline from seatbacks to the rear of the car". Lamborghini also promises "perfect acoustic comfort" in the Performante, allowing conversation even at high speed.
Orders for the Spyder are being taken now, with first deliveries due over here in the summer. When's that Pista Aperta coming?
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