Lamborghini blows away Porsche

Set to make its debut at the Geneva motor show, the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante hasn’t wasted anytime in gunning for its opposition. In this case, latest reports suggest it has blown the Porsche 918 Spyder away at the Nurburgring and grabbed a new production car lap record of six minutes and 52 seconds.

Lamborghini’s tweaked 5.2-litre V10 in its track-focused Huracan has wiped a full five seconds off the time set by Porsche’s hybrid hypercar, according to Motor Trend.

Active Lamborghini Aerodynamics makes its debut and uses three electric motors to operate a duo of flaps in both the front bumper and rear wing, which can operate together or independently depending on the situation and mode.

All four flaps can close to maximise downforce when braking from top speed, for example, or open completely to minimise drag when accelerating from standstill to 60mph in 3.0 seconds and up; or, during cornering, it can even open on the outside wheel side to reduce load on the heavily worked tyre, yet remain open on the inside wheel to increase downforce on the lightly loaded side.

Just as torque vectoring shuffles power to each wheel, Lambo calls this ‘aero vectoring’.

Lamborghini head of research and development Maurizio Reggiani recently told media that “we achieved much more than expected” with the Huracan Performante, and he confirmed it would eclipse the time of the Aventador SV.

*courtesy of motormag

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