The Huracan Performante Spyder ensures that you can hear its glorious V10 growl even more precisely.
Lamborghini has unveiled the drop-top version of its track-focused Huracan Performante at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Huracan Performante Spyder, as it’s called, adds a fabric soft-top to the track-honed chassis of the Performante, resulting in a rather hardcore convertible supercar. However, it still remains slightly inferior to its coupe twin, mostly because of the 125kg of additional bulk. Consequently, the Spyder achieves the 0 – 100km/h sprint in 3.1 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds slower than the coupe. However, the joy of open-top motoring will probably compensate for what it lacks – if it matters at all, that is.
Talking about that roof, it opens and closes in just 17 seconds and can do that up to a driving speed of 50km/h. The rear window can also be electrically opened, which functions as a windshield when closed. When the roof is down, the Performante Spyder's design incorporates two movable fins, which rise out of the folding roof casing and continue along the roofline from seatbacks to the rear of the car, lending the Spyder its distinctive silhouette. Additionally, an integrated duct within the fins reduces turbulence in the headroom during open-top driving.
Otherwise, all the ingredients that make the Huracan Performante coupe a hoot to drive are very much present on the Spyder as well. In this age of turbocharging and electrification, the Performante Spyder still rocks an atmospheric 5.2-litre V10 that pumps 631 horses and 600Nm of twist force. This firepower is channelled to all the four wheels for stronger traction.
The Lamborghini Performante Spyder will arrive in showrooms globally during mid-2018. No word on India launch as yet.