It has become somewhat standard in recent years to race new supercars against military spec fighter jets. As a result, we’d always suspected that the Lamborghini Huracan would be pitted against a fighter jet and in Russia sooner or later and that is exactly what recently happened.
The race staged is very similar to the original Bugatti Veyron vs jet race which Top Gear staged some years ago. It sees the two drag race down a runway, the jet to climb to a predetermined height and drop back down while the Huracan does a U-turn and head back in the other direction. We won’t ruin the result but we will remind you of just how fast the Lamborghini Huracan is.
In a recent test of the Huracan at Nardo, Car and Driver recorded some truly incredible acceleration times. They managed to launch the Huracan to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 2.5 seconds flat. To put that into comparison, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport completes that sprint in just 2.46 seconds while the Caparo T1 takes 2.5, the McLaren P1 records 2.6 seconds and the Lamborghini Aventador 2.9 seconds.
For the Huracan, an incredibly brisk quarter mile time of 10.4 seconds was also set (faster than the Lamborghini Aventador) and only bested by the likes of the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. A trap seed of 217 km/h was recorded. These times make the Huracan faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Beyond the uprated engine, the new transmission is a key contributor to these figures. Dubbed the Lamborghini Doppia Frizione, this new transmission provides seamless gear changes without interrupting torque. One of the most interesting features allows the driver to hold down the left paddle shifter while braking. The Huracan will then automatically select the most appropriate gear to rocket the car out of the corner as fast as possible.