The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder has been revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Performante Spyder is powered by the same 5.2 litre naturally aspirated V10 engine that develops 640 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. More than 70% of the torque is available right from 1000 rpm. The Spyder goes from 0 to 100 kph in 3.1 seconds and matches the Coupe’s top speed of 325 kph. The engine is mated to a seven speed dual clutch gearbox.
The Performante Spyder gets a light weight electrohydraulic roof. It can open or close in just 17 seconds at speeds of up to 50 kph. The rear window can also be electrically opened, that also functions as a windshield when closed. When the roof folded away, the Performante Spyder’s design features two movable fins, which rise out of the folding roof casing and continue the roofline from seatbacks to the rear of the car. An integrated duct within the fins reduces turbulence in the headroom during open-top driving. Two additional, removable wind guards damp lateral aerodynamic pulsations, ensuring perfect acoustic comfort that allows conversation even at high speeds.
The aluminium construction along with carbo fibre gives the car a weight reduction of 35 kg over the standard Huracan Spyder. Forged composite is used in the front and rear bumper, bonnet, rear bumper and aerodynamic diffuser. The Spyder also features Lamborghini’s patented aerodynamics system ALA that stands for Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva. Lamborghini’s Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) system controls all the car’s electronic systems in real time, including the car’s set-up as well as activating the ALA system in less than 500 milliseconds.
Other features include an enhanced suspension system; recalibrated ESC; more responsive Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS); permanent four-wheel drive maximizing traction in all situations in conjunction with the ALA system; and revised ANIMA which are Lamborghini’s drive modes: STRADA, SPORT and CORSA.
Worldwide deliveries of the Performante Spyder begin in summer 2018. Expect the car to reach Indian shores later this year.