5,204cc, 32 valves,
640bhp at 8,000rpm 600Nm at 6,500rpm
2.9 seconds 325km/hr
13.7 litres/100km the powerplant for praise, along with its “appealing design”.
Its dual-clutch gearbox, too, impressed guest drivers with its lightning-quick shifts and smoothness, with He Jian Peng and Michael Lee citing the transmission as their favourite aspect of the car.
Said Richard Koh: “The car has surpassed its predecessors on multiple levels – I didn’t expect to get such a thrill from driving it. The engine response is impeccable and it’s so comfortable to drive in Strada mode. The Huracan Performante didn’t just change my impression of the Lamborghini sports car, but of the brand and its technical finesse as well.”
Koh went on to say that the Huracan Performante surprised him, not so much from its sense of speed, but from how it’s changed his opinion of Lamborghinis. “I’ve always been a Ferrari guy. I used to think Lamborghinis were coarse, but the Huracan Performante turned out to be a great everyday car.”
“What’s a Ferrari, again?” quipped Eugene Yang, himself the owner of a Ferrari, with another Ferrari owner, Gianluigi Rossetti, simply calling the Huracan Performante “perfection”. Pearl Soegianto was equally smitten by the Huracan Performante’s charms. “Does anybody want to gift me this car?” she asked in jest.
But for all the plaudits guest drivers heaped upon the Huracan Performante, its brash, hardcore nature didn’t sit well with some. Evrard Bordier liked its looks and engine note, but said it was “impossible to live with” as a daily driver. He and Terence Yong were of the opinion that the Huracan Performante had poor forward/rearward visibility. Henry Mok, Wong and Mark Tan also lamented the Huracan Performante’s lack of scissor doors, a key design feature of its bigger brother, the Aventador.
Overall, however, while the Huracan Performante did have some niggling flaws, it also had nearuniversal appeal.
The last word in Lamborghini Huracans really did manage to have the last word after all.
Its dual-clutch gearbox, too, impressed guest drivers with its lightningquick shifts and smoothness.