Lamborghini's latest track car, the Aventador SV, is a shockingly quick machine. Of course, you'd expect any car with 740 horsepower to be quick, but we're talking sub-seven-minute-Nürburgring-lap quick. Unbelievably, the upcoming Huracan Performante promises to be even faster, despite being based on the smaller, slower vehicle in Lamborghini's two-car lineup.
Pictured above, a Huracan Performante prototype testing on the Nürburgring, .
, Lamborghini R&D Chief Maurizio Reggiani said that the Huracan Performante is quicker around the Nürburgring than the Aventador SV. Reggiani didn't specify how much quicker, but regardless, it puts Lamborghini even closer to the Porsche 918 Spyder's production-car lap record of 6:57.
For reference, the 887-horsepower Porsche 918 had a base price of $848,000 when new.
Reggiani says the Huracan Performante's blistering pace is owed largely to a new active aerodynamic system that's largely shrouded in secrecy.
"I can tell you we discovered something that is big news, it doesn't exist [yet], we invented it," Reggiani told Motoring. "What we achieve is something unique and fantastic. And, yes, you can say that it's better than the Aventador SV."
that the Huracan Performante's new active aero system is called Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva, or ALA for short. ALA has two flaps on either side of the rear wing that can open and close individually, applying downforce to either the right or left rear tire as needed. Such a system would maximize cornering downforce while minimizing drag, helping to balance the car in high-load transitions and maximize ultimate speed.
Per Motoring, the Huracan Performante will see weight loss and power gains over the standard, 602-hp Huracan. The car will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and we'll be there to get you a first look.