LAMBORGHINI may have lost its outright Nurburgring production car lap record to Porsche’s GT2 RS widowmaker, but the Italians have retaliated. They’ve now chopped the roof of the Huracan Performante for a neck-snapping topless experience.
With the fabric roof folded away, passengers can now be treated to the full orchestra of Lamborghini’s screaming mid-mounted V10 engine tucked in behind them.
Losing the roof shaves 35kg compared with the Performante, with the Spyder claimed to have a 1507kg dry weight.
Power outputs from the 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine remain unchanged at 470kW and 600Nm, and arriving at a sonorous 8000rpm and 6500rpm respectively.
The roof-less Performante will sprint to 100km/h from a standstill in 3.1 seconds, and you’ll have the wind whipping through your hair at 200km/h in just 9.3 seconds. The Spyder matches the fixed-roof Huracan Performante with a maximum velocity of 325km/h.
All that go is worthless without some woah – carbon-ceramic brake discs enable the Performante Spyder to haul itself from 100km/h to a full stop in 31.5 metres.
“The Huracan Performante Spyder takes the zenith of Huracan developments, combined with the enhanced emotion of driving a convertible,” Stefano Domenicali, chairman and chief executive of Automobili Lamborghini, said.
“The Huracan Performante already provides the most heightened feedback and emotion from road and track, and the Huracan Performante Spyder puts the driver even closer to asphalt and air, as well as the unique resonance of a naturally aspirated Lamborghini engine.”
Perhaps a drop-top Nurburgring lap record will be on the cards.