Lamborghini Huracán’s are well-known for having the latest technology under the hood and being incredibly powerful on the road, but the 2018 Huracán Performante is definitely the most impressive yet.
One of the most fascinating update that has been made to this year’s Huracán is the ALA, or Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva, which is an aerodynamic technique developed and trademarked by the company. The ALA system uses active aerodynamics to allow the car to accelerate faster and also slow down more quickly. The system relies on two flaps positioned at the front spoiler and rear wing, which will open when accelerating and close when braking. When the flaps are open, it allows the air to travel down the car rather than through the engine and up the rear wing, rather than above it. This reduces the amount of overall drag while driving and allows you to cut through the air like a knife. The ALA system only works when the car is going between 43 and 193 miles an hour.
Beyond this new system, Lamborghini has also improved the exhaust system by making it out of a much lighter carbon fiber composite. They used the same material for the rear wing, and these changes have reduced the overall weight of the vehicle by 90 pounds. The lighter version of the Huracán makes for an even easier and faster riding experience.
There’s no denying that the earlier versions of the Huracán had incredible horsepower, but they somehow managed to take on an additional 25 to 40 more horsepower by improving their intake and exhaust camshafts, reducing back pressure. A typical Huracán will produce about 602 horsepower, but the 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante creates a whooping 625 to 640 horsepower.
With all of that power in one vehicle, it’s paramount that a superior ABS system is in place, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the Huracán. When driving at high speeds, the braking system allows you to remain in control and take corners with efficiency and incredible handling.
The 7-speed Lamborghini Huracán Performante is available in Fall 2017 and is already sure to make waves in the exotic car arena.