For the last few weeks, Lamborghini has been teasing us with its latest track-ready masterpiece, the Huracan Performante. It hasn't quite revealed what the car will look like yet, but his has dropped something else: the car's Nurburgring lap time. And it's a new production car record.
Lamborghini dropped a video today on its Youtube channel of the lap in-full, with a view of the front and from in the passenger compartment. It managed to get around the 'ring in a time of 6:52:01, five seconds faster than the previous production car record holder, the 918 Spyder.
Interestingly, that's also more than seven seconds faster than Lamborghini's V12 flagship Aventador SV, which set a time of 6:59.73 back in May of 2015. This may have to do with the Huracan's , lower weight, and dual-clutch transmission.
Lamborghini enlisted test driver Marco Mapelli—the same person who set the Aventador SV's time—to set the Huracan's lap. It used semi-slick (but still road-legal) Pirelli Trofeo R tires.
Of course, the Radical SR8 LM still holds the fastest time for street-legal vehicles at 6:48, but calling it a production car is far from rational. The Huracan Performante, while unbelievably impressive, is still a ways off the fastest Nurburgring lap ever, a 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof driving a Porsche 956 in 1983.
You can watch the full lap below. Yes, it's very, fast.