Lamborghini claims eight Performante lap records


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 01 Mar 2018

    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 01 Mar 2018

    Yipper will be getting through a box of tissues now...

  • Maldini35 02 Mar 2018

    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 02 Mar 2018

    Why is no one talking about the GT2RS ?

  • Vitorio 02 Mar 2018

    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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