Is The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder As Good As The Coupe?

Lamborghini lifted the veil on the Huracan Performante Spyder at the Geneva Motor Show. The roadster features all the same upgrades as the coupe, so does this mean it is as good as its Nurburgring-conquering sibling?

Autocar’s Dan Prosser jumped behind the wheel of a bright yellow Performante Spyder in Wales to find out. The journalist’s view on the car seems mixed.

On one hand, the Huracan Performante Spyder is one of the best drop-top supercars on the market and, for the most part, drives like the hardtop. However, the addition of 125 kg (275 lbs) in strengthening the chassis does have adverse effects and makes it feel slightly less agile and responsive than the coupe.

Of course, there is one huge advantage in chopping the roof of such a car: the enhanced engine note. Lamborghini’s naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 remains one of the best powertrains on the market, and the lack of a fixed roof allows drivers to enjoy its high-revving nature even more.

Like the coupe, the Performante Spyder includes the marque’s revolutionary ALA active aero system. Further differentiating it from the standard Spyder model is improved steering, a recablibrated ESC and a new ANIMA system with three driving modes. As for performance, like the coupe, the Spyder puts out 631 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.1 seconds.

 

  • TheBelltower

    Why is this thing so uncomfortable when the R8 is sublime?

    • Bessa

      Different approach. Audi make a car you can use everyday and take to the track, they will make it sublime on the road. Lamborghini is all about raw driving feel and enjoy.
      Personally I prefer the Audi better all around and with good tires you can make pretty good hot laps.

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