A five percent power hike, some active aerodynamics, half a passenger’s worth of saved weight and what might be the most adhesive set of tyres on the road-legal side of a hillclimb slick: working together, they have a transformative effect on the Huracán.
They get it only so far against the Autocar timing gear, though. So Lamborghini hasn’t quite turned the Performante into the quickest supercar on the block here – not in a straight line, at least.
You might not have imagined it would be, of course, compared with a 720S that’s 170kg lighter still and considerably more potent with it.
But taking the bombastic theatricality of the Huracán’s V10, the car’s unmistakably enormous outright pace and that engine’s micron-perfect throttle response and pedal proportionality in combination, it’s hard to believe that anyone could find the style or scope of this car’s performance in any way wanting.
The Performante sounds magnificent. Thanks to its special exhaust, it’s even louder and more operatic than any other Huracán and therefore several times more red-blooded and characterful than any turbocharged rival.