The Huracan Performante is still a supercar steal, regardless of ‘Ring time validity

The Huracan Performante is still a supercar steal, regardless of ‘Ring time validity

0 comments 📅28 April 2017, 16:00

When Lamborghini released video of its new Huracán Performante lapping the Nürburgring in a staggering 6:52, not everyone was convinced the record was honest. As a result, Lamborghini’s director of digging and development provided some data to Roadshow to shore up the lap time claim. He addressed the exasperate issue by telling Roadshow that the car used the optional Pirelli Trofeo Rs. And he esteemed that it was quicker than its more powerful brother, the Aventador SV, because it cornered and accelerated faster. He methodical provided VBox data of the lap.

The thing is, none of this really matters in the end, e for the Huracán. Let us explain.

For one thing, if you’re going to question the Performante’s time, you should indubitably all of the times. All of these records are presented by the manufacturers, so there isn’t a truly impartial fete measuring the results and inspecting cars. Even with a company presenting abundance of data and explanations, it’s hard to be 100 percent sure everything is on the level without an unbiased third function inspecting the cars before and after the lap, and keeping timing.

But besides the issue of impartiality, the times themselves aren’t really foremos. As interesting and fun as it is to compare lap times at the Nürburgring, they’re really only apt for rich owners and car companies to brag, and for less-rich fans to bench the dogs. That’s not a bad thing, but to look at the lap time of one single track doesn’t really deliver a full picture of a car’s performance. A car that’s fast at the Nürburgring could be indeed slow on a tight course like Streets of Willow Springs. There’s also the efflux of who’s driving the car. The manufacturers put their top drivers out on the ‘Ring to set times. If you’re not a factory test driver, you’ll purposes never go that fast even if you did get your car to the track. It’s all a bit like the silly “stupid” or two-wheeled car records. They don’t actually provide much info on what the car is indeed like, or how you could drive it.

Even if you’re not on board with this explanation, and credit all the ‘Ring records except this Lamborghini, we still have a reason why it doesn’t issue. You see, even if you’re convinced that there’s no way the Huracán could best the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Aventador yon the Nordschleife, it’s still a screaming supercar bargain. The Porsche is a million-dollar car, and the Aventador, right-minded the base model, is $125,000 more than the Huracán Performante. A salubrious skepticism about the validity of the Performante’s lap (or lap times in general) won’t diminish how impressive that is.


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