During last week’s episode of The Grand Tour, Richard Hammond got the chance to review the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and let’s just say that it turned out to be everything he hoped for.
Initially however, Hammond lamented about how on paper, the Performante doesn’t sound like that great of a deal compared to the regular Huracan. Itself a mighty fast car without any clever aerodynamics working around the clock.
He starts off by wondering if this Lambo is worth the extra cash considering how only an extra 30 PS (30 HP) and 40 Nm (30 lb-ft) of torque are being squeezed from the 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10.
Yet, if you forget about straight line stuff (like drag racing for example) and focus on what the Huracan Performante really is (a track weapon), you will probably conclude that Lamborghini has really hit one out of the park.
Not only did the Performante beat the Aventador SV around the Nurburgring with a time of 6min 52.01 sec, it also lapped the Nordschleife faster than a Porsche 918 Spyder, which is a genuine, world-conquering hypercar.
Those of you who watched the entire segment undoubtedly took notice that in the end, Hammond admitted to the Performante being everything the Huracan should have been to begin with. During his time on Top Gear, the “Hamster” wasn’t all too impressed with the baby Lambo.