Lamborghini has whipped the covers off its new Huracán Performante Spyder at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Like the Performante coupé, the open-top version employs the brand’s naturally aspirated 5,2-litre V10 engine, which sends 470 kW and 600 N.m to all corners via a permanent four-wheel-drive system.
The result is a 0-100 km/h sprint in a claimed 3,1 seconds (and a 0-200 km/h time of 9,3 seconds), with the top speed of 325 km/h matching that of its coupé sibling. Lamborghini says the new model boasts a dry weight of 1 507 kg, some 35 kg lighter than the standard Huracán Spyder.
The lightweight, electro-hydraulic roof opens in 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 km/h, while the rear window can also be electrically opened. Despite going topless, the Huracán Performante Spyder retains the active aerodynamic system of the coupé.
When the roof is down, the Huracán Performante Spyder’s design incorporates two movable fins, which rise out of the folding roof casing and continue the roofline from seatbacks to the rear of the car. Lamborghini says two removable wind guards damp lateral aerodynamic pulsations, ensuring “perfect acoustic comfort” even at high speeds.
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