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What do customers considering plunking down $242,000 for Lamborghini’s Huracan supercar want even more? The Italian exotic carmaker is betting on its answer: a faster, more powerful, and more expensive Lamborghini Huracan.
Lamborghini revealed the $274,390 Huracan Performante, a high-performance version of the already high-performance car, at the Geneva Motor Show in March. This week, executives gave journalists the opportunity to drive it at Lamborghini’s hometown track, the Autodromo Internazionale di Imola, near the company’s Northern Italy headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
A more track-oriented version of the standard Huracan may seem redundant, but for an additional $32,000, the Performante offers improved steering, braking, and suspension that translate into an edge in performance. The Performante can zip from zero to 60 m.p.h. in 2.9 seconds instead of the comparatively sluggish 3.2 seconds the Huracan needs.
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Sant’Agata Bolognese, 1 March 2017 – The Lamborghini Huracán Performante has already proved its extraordinary capabilities ahead of its unveiling at Geneva Motor Show next week. On 5 October 2016, the Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
Following the day’s open sessions on the “Ring”, at 17.00 officials closed the track to other manufacturers. After official track checks this left just a 15-minute window for Lamborghini to make one attempt at the lap record with a production Huracán Performante, still in its development camouflage.
With Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli behind the wheel, who also drove the Aventador SV to its Nürburgring sub seven-minute lap time in 2015, the Huracán Performante warmed up its tires and made its rolling start, fitted [...]
Forget what you know about raging bulls. Lamborghini wants to show you a softer side of Italian supercars. So says CEO Stefano Domenicali, who moved to the company’s top spot in March. Since then, he’s been calling for a change in tone at the Volkswagen Group-owned house. Where the sharp-edged V-12 and V-10 aggression of the Murcielago, Gallardo, and Aventador reigned supreme for years, Domenicali said, buyers can expect to see something different in the next few years. “A bull is always aggressive, but I would like to give us a new philosophy toward the future: A bull can be gentle,” he said.
The goal will be to make Urus immediately identifiable as a Lamborghini, both in how it looks and in how it drives, and to make it immensely “personalizeable” for a young (30-45) target audience whose members view themselves as the “protagonists” of their own [...]
MONROVIA, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2016) – US RaceTronics had another great outing this weekend at Virginia International Raceway. Both cars finished in the top six in Saturday’s race with Richard Antinucci and Yufeng Luo finishing third overall and first in class in the No. 17 Lamborghini of Beverly Hills’ entry for Luo’s series debut. Ockey finished second in class and sixth overall on Saturday before going on to win his class on Sunday and extending his points lead to 27 with only four races left in the season.
The Canadian driver of the No. 09 Lamborghini of Calgary started Round 8 in P3 and just missed finishing on the overall podium with a fourth place overall and first in class finish. Ockey, who came in to the weekend with class podium finishes in every race, extended his streak and points lead with strong drives in both races at VIR.
Chinese debut for the Huracán LP 580-2, the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder and for the new Huracán LP 610-4 Avio: a limited edition of 250 cars worldwide.China is one of the world’s largest markets for Lamborghini 2015 was a record year for Lamborghini V10 models
Sant’Agata Bolognese/Beijing, 24 April 2016 – Lamborghini presents its expanded Huracán model range at the 14th Beijing International Motorshow.
Three models make their debut in China. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 is the two-wheel drive version of the V10 coupé. Specifically designed and engineered for its rear-wheel drive set-up, the Huracán LP 580-2 combines dynamic new looks with a package for enhanced Lamborghini driving emotion.
Alongside the two-wheel drive version, Lamborghini is showing the Huracán LP 610-4 Avio: produced in a run of only [...]
Round 9 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series at Road Atlanta kicked off yesterday with an incredible two pole positions from both Lamborghini Vancouver and Lamborghini Calgary! Recognized as one the world’s best road courses – this multi-purpose motor sports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. The day was one of highs and lows for the team. A spin near the end of the second qualifying session had the team banding together in an effort to repair the No. 89 Lamborghini of Vancouver entry driven by Amateur point’s leader Ryan Ockey. With the team in high spirits after getting the car finished in time for the start of the race, an early lap incident involving Tom O’Gara brought out a caution and eventual red flag for cleanup. O’Gara was alert and responsive before being transported to a local area hospital for back pain. Team members including [...]
2015 has been a good year so far for Weissach & Lamborghini Vancouver in supporting local and national charities. We try as much as possible to give back to the local community and we will continue to make our efforts bigger and better in the future. Last weekend’s event was no different. 22 Lamborghini owners set off on a 3 day,1000km drive from Calgary to Vancouver in support of the unbelievable work by charity group ‘Dreams Take Flight’.
Dreams Take Flight is a national non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers dedicated to providing the trip of a lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children. With the aid of the Air Canada Foundation and local sponsors and businesses they make dreams a reality for special kids [...]
Last weekend Lamborghini Vancouver and Lamborghini Calgary hosted the first ever Western Canada GIRO. The Giro (meaning tour in Italian) offers top clients from Lamborghini a curated luxury experience with spirited driving along some of the most scenic routes across Canada coupled with the finest dining and relaxation. Lamborghini owners came from all across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon to join in on what turned out to be an epic weekend! Luxury, Comradery, Friendship, Lifestyle & Laughter. Calgary to Vancouver; it was the ultimate Lamborghini experience.
In addition to experiencing the diversity and culture of super, natural British Columbia, the 2015 Giro Lamborghini supported a worthy cause along the way. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the “Dreams Take Flight” charity, a national volunteer charitable organization dedicated to providing the trip of a lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or [...]
Luxury Super Car Weekend is one of the most anticipated events of the year for any Vancouver car aficionado. Two days full of luxury vehicles, bright skies and excited car enthusiasts. The event began with an opening party on Friday evening at Inform Interiors in Gastown. The 50 Water Street location showcases three floors and an outdoor rooftop of the world’s best contemporary furniture and design products. The opening party boasted some of the world’s most luxurious cars on display, beautiful food and enjoyable comradery with fellow industry guests. We had the pleasure of bringing two vehicles to display throughout the evening, the striking Aventador LP 700-3 and our V10 bull the Huracan LP 610.
Day 1 in VanDusen Gardens began with bright and sunny skies while the team finished setting up the all black [...]