Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan Performante at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and it was something of a show stopper courtesy of a very controversial Nurburgring Nordschliefe lap time that made the Italian hardened supercar the fastest production car to ever lap the fearsome green hell.

As with the previous generation Gallardo, there is expected to be a Spyder variant of the lightweight V10 car. Confusingly, this car was previously called the Gallardo Performante, a name that has been adopted by the Huracan for the sportier coupe. Place your bets as to what the Huracan Performante Spyder will be called, perhaps it will adopt its bigger brother – the Aventador SV’s, naming pattern and simply be the Huracan Performante Roadster.

Regardless of the name, one thing is certain – the car will be blisteringly quick. The Huracan Performante, which should be very closely related to the Spyder in performance terms, features the most powerful V10 produced to date by Lamborghini. It puts out 640 hp at 8,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. It is distinguished by a new bronze manifold that draws on the heritage of previous special edition engines such as the Diablo 30th Anniversary power plant. The Performante weighs in at 1,382 kg dry, giving a weight to power ratio of 2.16 kg. Weight distribution front and rear is 43/57. 0-100 km/h is dispatched in 2.9 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 8.9 seconds, and braking from 100-0 km/h in 31 m. The top speed is 325 km/h.

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