Outwardly, this car looks a lot like a regular Huracán. The tub is the same mix of aluminium and carbonfibre (mostly aluminium) that it has always been and behind the two-seat cabin is the naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, which drives all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
It’s wrapped in one of the more striking supercar shapes around albeit, fundamentally, not too dissimilar to the Audi R8 underneath.
It’s in the details, though, where you start to notice that the Performante is something special.
Parts of the body are formed from chopped, forged carbonfibre, which, produced from short parts rather than large sheets, can be quickly formed into parts that are more intricately shaped than large sheets of it.
You’ll find lots of that around the Huracán, contributing to a claimed 40kg saving over the regular car. That’s not bad going, but this car still tipped our scales at 1590kg full of fuel. As you peer around, you also notice the aerodynamic addenda.
Lamborghini makes a big thing of this, but it’s impossible to say exactly how much it contributes to the Huracán’s lap time. It’s called ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva), although ‘ala’ is also Italian for wing.