Now that Lamborghini has unveiled the Aventador SVJ, it’s safe to say that the Huracan Performante is no longer the automaker’s most track-capable offering.
Nurburgring lap time numbers pretty much tell the whole story. The Aventador SVJ smashed the Porsche 911 GT2 RS’ record, a car that was already quicker around the Nordschleife than the Huracan Performante.
Still, the two Lambo models belong to different segments, technically, so in a vacuum, the Performante is still one of the world’s most extreme cars, and by all accounts, one of the best handling cars ever made, something reviewer Doug DeMuro believes as well.
While driving the car, he was most astounded by how sharp and precise the steering was, saying that he can’t imagine it getting any better than this on any other car.
Of course, there’s plenty of straight line performance at your disposal with the Performante, despite all the fancy ALA aerodynamic features. With its naturally aspirated 640 PS (631 HP) 5.2-liter V10 engine, the Huracan Performante can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds.
So far so good right? Well, according to DeMuro, despite being excellent to drive and wicked fast, the Performante is just a lot more uncomfortable compared to a regular Huracan, and in the grand scheme of things, not that much faster. So if it was his money, he would grab a normal Huracan and keep the change.