In 2017 Lamborghini unveiled the impressive Huracan Performante at the Geneva Auto Show, now, exactly one year later the open-top version of this record-breaking V10 is shown to the public at the same show in Switzerland.
The Huracan Performante held the record at the Nurburgring in March 2017 with a lap time of only 6:52.01, since then the Performante managed to get hold of no less than 8 record times on various circuits around the world … a feat that has been made possible by adding 30 hp to the original 610hp V10 and shedding some weight along the way.
But probably the most contributing factor to this record-breaking streak would be ALA, or Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, an ingenious system that changes the airflow around this Bull dynamically to increase downforce and decrease drag when conditions require … and by finished many of the exterior (and interior) parts in Forged Composite, the Performante looks as mean as she should be.
Now customers can order the Spyder version of this top of the line Huracan, with similar looks to the coupe, with that deep front bumper with massive air intakes, the lower side sills finished in either matt or glossy black and naturally the Tricolore stripes (that can optionally be removed) while at the rear the massive diffuser tries to steal the show from the magnificent rear wing, finished in Forged Composite.
Back in September 2017, when Lamborghini introduced the Aventador S Roadster, that V12 was finished in a special shade of blue … today with the unveiling of the Huracan Performante Spyder we see another blue being used as the introduction color, a matt Blu Aegeus this time. Sitting on black Loge, center lock wheels over yellow brake calipers, this V10 looks classy and mean at the same time.
Naturally the Spyder ‘conversion’ adds weight to the car compared to the Coupé model, in this case about 125kg (1,507kg compared to 1,382kg for the closed version), still the performance figures are impressive, acceleration from 0 to 100km/h takes the Spyder 3.1 seconds (0.2 seconds slower than the Coupé), from 0 to 200km/h is done in 9.3 seconds (0.4 seconds slower than the Coupé) … however, the top speed of 325Km/h is the same for both versions.
Pricing has been set at €219,585, £192,078 or US$308,859 before taxes, the first customers will receive their Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder in the Summer of 2018.