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Geneva Motor Show: Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder revealed

By Chris Thompson, 07 Mar 2018 News

Geneva Motor Show Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

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Front-row seats to the Lamborghini Huracán Performante’s atmo V10 are now available.

At the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini announced the Spyder version or its track-slaying supercar, with the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 hauling it along.

As with the Coupe version, the Spyder produces 470kW and 600Nm, but it’s packed on a few kilos. Where the Performante coupe weighs 1382kg dry, the Spyder weighs 1507kg.

That hurts its 0-100km/h acceleration by a couple of tenths, leaving it hitting the mark in 3.1 seconds.

But Lamborghini chair and CEO Stefano Domenicali says while the Spyder isn’t the fastest Performante, its open-air cabin makes it a more raw experience.

“The Huracán Performante Spyder takes the zenith of Huracán developments, combined with the enhanced emotion of driving a convertible,” says Domenicali.

“The Huracán Performante already provides the most heightened feedback and emotion from road and track, and the Huracán Performante Spyder puts the driver even closer to asphalt and air, as well as the unique resonance of a naturally-aspirated Lamborghini engine.”

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Even with the roof closed, Lamborghini has made the Spyder ‘its own car’, with differentiation from the Coupe.

In addition, the soft top won’t compromise the active aero system implemented for the Huracán Performante Coupe.

It takes 17 seconds for the roof to open, but this can be done at speeds of up to 50km/h.

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Lamborghini has suggested the Performante Spyder should cost ‎219,585 in Europe, £195,078 in the UK, USD$308,859 in the US, and even 4,237,777 RMB in China, but no suggested pricing has been announced for Australia.