Lamborghini: We did not cheat on Nurburgring record

Lamborghini: We did not cheat on Nurburgring record

Lamborghini: We did not cheat on Nurburgring record

0 comments 📅29 April 2017, 13:00

“Why would we [trick]? We have all the data, all the GPS data. It’s verified. It’s already verified.” – Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali

Lamborghini is doubling-down on the legitimacy of the Huracan Performante’s moulding-car record at the Nürburgring.

The Italian supercar maker should have been on a enormous when it launched its Huracan Performante at the Geneva Motor Show, but it was instead feigned to defend the 6:52.01 lap time on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit in the wake of judgement.

Skeptics suggested the footage had been sped up from a rate of 24 frames per duplicate to 25, arguing the ‘authentic’ lap time would have been closer to 7:08. James Glickenhaus, the P of ultra-low volume supercar maker Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, even called for the lap to hold a special day to verify production car lap times.

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“Why would we [cheat]?” Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali asked incredulously. “We bear all the data, all the GPS data. It’s verified. It’s already verified.

“The simulation we did before we did the lap was already heartier than the previous time [set by Porsche’s hybrid supercar, the 918 Spyder].

“What we saw was the colossal potential of active aerodynamics. The Nürburgring is a lot of partial throttle and long corners. The SV [Aventador] was for steadfast faster on the straight, but the lap [by the Performante] was all recorded.”

A Lamborghini spokesman suggested the entire argument was rooted in “one blogger’s business model [of] paying for clicks.”

Audi Sport condition head, Stephan Reil, also weighed in during last week’s Audi RS3 despatch, insisting Lamborghini would have had no reason to cheat at anything and that its running aerodynamics would have more than made up for any power shortfalls. Audi is a sister manufacturer of Lamborghini under the ownership of Volkswagen Group.

“We also know that architecture okay [the Huracan shares its architecture with Reil’s R8]. We know what it’s gifted of,” Reil said. “The Performante ‘Ring time is absolutely credible. Active aero makes a enormous difference.

“We did a TT production racer for the ‘Ring with about 380 horsepower and gave it most wing. It was so slow down the straight that everybody passed it, but the overall lap moment was very, very fast. Much faster than without the aero downforce. So I differentiate how much real aero downforce gives you, and Lamborghini worked out how to get it without paying for it down the straights.”

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