When Lamborghini announced that it had broken the Nurburgring production car lap record by nearly five seconds with the new Huracan Performante, a lot of people started questioning the validity of the claim. Lamborghini took the already-stellar Huracan supercar and turned it into a record-breaking track weapon called the Performante. The Lamborghini Performante beat the hybrid Porsche 918 that boost almost 900 horsepower, so how did Lamborghini do it?
The answer lies in the revolutionary active aero, a patented system called ALA. The idea behind it is pretty simple and it involves some hollow components that let air flow through them and some flaps that open or close, depending on the condition.
In the video, Jonny Lieberman explains how ALA differs from active aero systems on other supercars. To demonstrate how this system works, Lieberman takes the Performante around Italy’s famed Imola circuit. The 2017 Lamborghini Huracán Performante uses the same 5.2-liter V-10 as the standard model but gets a power bump to 631 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque – up 29 hp and 30 lb-ft.
Have a look at the video from Motor Trend and see the Lamborghini Hurcan Performante in action!!