Lamborghini’s New Super Car

BY MICHAEL FRANK — Winter 2018

he term “super car” gets tossed around a lot these days. But Lamborghini’s new Huracán Performante makes that boast without bluster. Why? Because it’s not just fast, it’s nearly incomprehensibly fast. The Performante can rocket to 124 mph in just 8.9 seconds — 62 mph arrives in a blistering 2.9 seconds. To make that possible, engineers cut 88 pounds from the already ultraswift Huracán Coupe and wrung 30 more horsepower from its mighty, 5.2-liter V-10 engine. The kicker for us, however, is how accessible this Lamborghini is to non-pro drivers. Where so many other super cars feel remote when you’re not pushing them, and will punish inaccurate driving, this fastest-ever Huracán was uncannily capable at 145 mph when we tested it at Thermal Raceway in Palm Springs, Calif., but also forgiving when our form wasn’t top-notch. It’s plenty entertaining at mere highway speeds, too. True, the Performante’s limits should only be tested by race car drivers. But if there’s such a thing as an “approachable super car,” Lamborghini just invented it. — MICHAEL FRANK

Details: From $274,390; lamborghini.com

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