Forthcoming Lamborghini Huracan Performante Sets Lap Record [Video]

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The not-yet-launched Lamborghini Huracan Performante has wowed performance car fans by setting a brand new production car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Watch the lap record!

Lamborghini has done a sterling job of keeping this quiet over the past few months, but back in October 2016, the Huracan Performante set a new production car lap record of the Nurburgring. The new time to beat is 6:52:01 and was accomplished with Lamborghini's test driver Marco Mapelli behind the wheel. Mapelli has considerable experience at going fast and was responsible for the Aventador SV's sub-seven minute lap time back in 2015. 

There was a 15-minute window for the attempt and the entire Lamborghini team of R&D engineers, technicians and drivers, together with Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Maurizio Reggiani, Board Member for Research & Development, watched anxiously. “This was an incredible and emotional moment,” says Stefano Domenicali. “Together with Maurizio Reggiani we agreed during the car’s development that with the technical and performance prowess of the Huracán Performante, not only was a sub-seven-minute lap at the Nordschleife possible but the lap record too. We wanted to achieve the Nürburgring victory in advance of the Performante’s launch, which was a challenge in terms of weather and availability of the Nordschleife. Not only did we take the lap record, we took it by some seconds!

What is a Performante?

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is the ultimate performance incarnation of the baby bull. It features revolutionary aerodynamics, lightweight engineering and some more power. The entire package is one extreme race track performance machine. It also features some trick Pirelli Trofeo R tyres, specially developed for this product. The Lamborghini Huracan Performante will be officially revealed on the 7th March 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show. 

Other Notable Times

Lamborghini Huracán Performante 6:52.01
Porsche 918 Spyder 6:57.00 
Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV 6:59.73 
Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35) 7:08.68
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R 7:10.92 
Porsche 918 Spyder 7:13.00 
BMW M4 GTS 7:27.88
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 7:32

Watch the Lap Record

Further Reading

Read a review of the Lamborghini Huracan
Watch us drive not one, but two Huracans

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