Rumor had it Lamborghini would show the production version of the new Urus SUV at the Auto Shanghai 2017 show because the production line at Sant’Agata is ready or being finalized as we speak, and pre-production Urus are being built to offer dealer training and first-hand information of road tests … also keep in mind the original Urus concept was shown at the same Shanghai show back in 2012 … but there was no Urus on the stand this time.
Instead of the new SUV Automobili Lamborghini SpA CEO Stefano Domenicali introduced the new Huracan Performante and Aventador S to the Asian market, the former presented in the new Arancio Anthaeus, matte orange shade, as seen in Geneva while the latter was finished in a bright Rosso Mars.
Naturally the king of the Nürburgring took center stage in Shanghai, with the production car record lap time of only 6:52.01 min the new Performante made quite an impression on the automotive market, thanks to an increase in power to 640hp and the adoption of ALA, or Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva the new V10 evolution from Sant’Agata has quickly become a sales success … keep in mind some sources have stated a production limit of 2,000 units for the Performante has been mentioned … but official sources haven’t confirmed, nor denied this.
What we do know is the fact Lamborghini is already road-testing the Huracan Performante Spyder, the open top version of the V10 flagship, probably due to the different aerodynamic configuration and a slightly higher weight compared to the Coupe, the Performante Spyder might not be able to lap the Green Hell in Germany in the same record setting time.
On the stand at the Auto Shanghai show we also discover the evolution of the V12 flagship from Sant’Agata, the new Aventador S, with modified suspension, four-wheel steering and 740hp this new model brings acceleration figures from 0 to 100 Km/h in 2.9 seconds and puts down a top speed of 350 Km/h.
“The Aventador S represents an evolution of more performance and more state of the art technology. We are debuting the Aventador S in Asia at the Shanghai Auto Show to showcasing Lamborghini’s long-term commitment to the China market.” says Lamborghini’s Managing Director of Greater China, Francesco Scardaoni. ” China is one of the key markets for Lamborghini. Lamborghini is committed to providing the best products, highest level of services and a perfect brand experience to Chinese customers.”
Both the Huracan RWD and Huracan RWD Spyder can be admired at the Auto Shanghai show this year, the rear wheel drive version of the famous V10 Lamborghini, especially in Spyder guise, is a perfect combination of lifestyle appeal and pure driving experience … keep in mind both the V12 and V10 engines from Lamborghini are still naturally aspirated … pure power’ made in Italy’.