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 finish many of the exterior (and interior) parts in Forged Composite, the Performante looks as mean as she should be.
Highlights for Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
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.
What’s New for 2018 and 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder?
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder underwent some changes when the 2019 model was released compared to the 2018 model. Here are some of the notable changes:
Design: The 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder received some design changes, such as a redesigned front bumper, a larger air intake, and a revised diffuser at the rear. These changes improved the car’s aerodynamics and increased downforce.
Weight Reduction: The 2019 model is lighter than the 2018 model due to the use of lighter materials in the construction of the car, including forged composites and carbon fiber.
Engine: The engine in the 2019 Huracan Performante Spyder is the same as the 2018 model, a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that produces 640 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.
Performance: Despite the same engine, the 2019 model is quicker than the 2018 model due to its reduced weight and improved aerodynamics. The 2019 Huracan Performante Spyder can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 202 mph.
Technology: The 2019 model features an updated infotainment system with a larger touchscreen display and improved connectivity options.
Huracan Performante Spyder Performance
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder is a high-performance supercar that offers impressive performance capabilities. Here’s what you can expect in terms of engine and transmission, handling, and driving impressions:
Under the hood, the Huracan Performante Spyder is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 640 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. With this powertrain setup, the Huracan Performante Spyder can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of around 202 mph.
The Huracan Performante Spyder features a lightweight chassis that is made from aluminum and carbon fiber. The car also comes with a magnetorheological suspension system that constantly adjusts the damping to provide optimal performance and ride comfort. With its rear-wheel-drive setup, the Huracan Performante Spyder offers exceptional handling and agility, allowing drivers to take corners with ease.
When it comes to driving impressions, the Huracan Performante Spyder is a thrilling car to drive. Its V10 engine produces an incredible sound that is both aggressive and exhilarating. The car’s acceleration is quick and responsive, and the transmission shifts smoothly and quickly. The ALA active aerodynamics system improves the car’s stability and handling at high speeds, and the car’s brakes provide excellent stopping power.
As a high-performance supercar, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder is not known for its fuel efficiency. The official EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2021 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder are 13 miles per gallon in the city and 18 miles per gallon on the highway. However, fuel economy may vary depending on driving conditions, driving style, and other factors.
Interior & Exterior Design
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder stands out as a high-performance convertible supercar, marked by an eye-catching exterior and a sleek, driver-centric interior. Here’s an in-depth examination of the design, both inside and out:
The design of the Huracan Performante Spyder is bold and assertive, drawing inspiration from the Huracan Performante coupe. Its acute angles and sharp lines contribute to a threatening appearance that’s bound to attract attention on the road. Its exterior is thoughtfully engineered to optimize aerodynamics and downforce, featuring elements like a prominent rear wing, an assertive diffuser, and strategically located air intakes that enhance airflow and cooling.
The car’s retractable soft-top roof is expertly crafted to be opened or closed in just 17 seconds, even while the vehicle is traveling at speeds up to 30 mph. This feature allows drivers to indulge in the exhilarating sensation of open-air driving without compromising the car’s remarkable performance characteristics.
In terms of dimensions, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder is impressively structured. With a length of 177.4 inches, it’s roughly two inches longer than the standard Huracán Spyder. The car’s width, not including side mirrors, is 75.7 inches, and the wheelbase stretches to 103.1 inches. Standing at a mere 46.5 inches tall, the Performante Spyder embodies the quintessential low-slung supercar profile.
Weight is crucial to the vehicle’s performance, and the extensive utilization of carbon fiber in its body has enabled the Performante Spyder to lose 77 pounds compared to the standard Huracán Spyder. With a dry weight of just 3,322 pounds and a curb weight around 3,550 lbs, the car’s lightweight construction synergizes with the potent V10 engine and cutting-edge technology. The result is the Huracan Performante Spyder, a supercar that embodies high performance through its breathtaking speed, nimbleness, and precision handling.
The available exterior colors may vary depending on the model year and location. Here are some of the available exterior colors for the Huracan Performante Spyder:
Bianco Monocerus (solid white).
Nero Noctis (solid black).
Grigio Lynx (metallic grey).
Grigio Titans (metallic grey).
Blu Nethuns (metallic blue).
Giallo Inti (solid yellow).
Verde Mantis (pearlescent green).
Rosso Mars (solid red).
Arancio Borealis (pearlescent orange).
The interior of the Huracan Performante Spyder is designed to be minimalist and driver-focused. The cockpit is designed to wrap around the driver, with all the controls within easy reach. The car comes with lightweight sports seats that are upholstered in Alcantara and feature contrasting stitching. The car’s digital instrument cluster and large touchscreen display provide all the necessary information and controls while still maintaining a clean and uncluttered look.
The Huracan Performante Spyder also features a premium audio system, climate control, and a range of other luxury features that make it a comfortable and enjoyable car to drive, even on long journeys.
Pricing has been set at €219,585, £192,078, or US$308,859 before taxes, the first customers received their Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder in the Summer of 2018.
Today the price of a Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder varies depending on the model year and location. Here are some of the prices found:
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder: The price for a used 2018 model can range from $309,991 to €311,900 (approx. $373,085 USD).
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder: The price for a used 2019 model can range from $245,975 to €355,000 (approx. $424,000 USD).