With it’s little brother, the Huracan Performante taking the headlines and breaking track records, it was only a matter of time before Italian Supercar maker Lamborghini took it’s flagship model, the Aventador, and made it,, well faster.
Now it seem’s a photograph taken of a camouflaged Aventador, in this case clad in the swirly black-and-white automotive camouflage typical of test mules, sporting aerodynamic and mechanical details not found on any previous variant of the Supercar seems to suggest a Performante version is on the way.
The prototype has been fitted with some extreme aerodynamic aids that suggest we’re potentially looking at a Performante version of the Aventador. The Lamborghini Huracan Performante boasts some of the most advanced active aero technology of any road car, so we’re fully expecting the hardcore Aventador to benefit from an upgraded version of the technology. Performance modifications shown on the prototype include tweaked rear air vents, a bespoke diffuser and a set of dual tailpipes on the center of the rear fascia much like the Huracan Performante. A protruding shark fin has been mounted to the rear decklid, and the front fascia looks more aggressive with the addition of a new splitter.
As for the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated engine at the heart of the car, this should at least match the Centenario spec, which sees the V12 producing 770bhp and 509 lb-ft, 0-60 times along with top speed could possible even exceed that of the Centenario.
So far Lamborghini has declined to comment on the Aventador Performante’s existence, so in the meantime we play the waiting game…