WATCH THE NEW LAMBORGHINI RE-WRITE HISTORY WITH NEW LAP RECORD AT THE NURBURG RING📜🙏🏾…OR DID THEY? 🤔
Lamborghini recently sent the petrol-head world into a frenzy when they officially announced that their brand new $285, 000 (R3, 714, 048) Huracan Performante had smashed the lap record set by Porsches $1 million Dollar (R13 million) 918 hypercar by a whole 5 seconds.
The Performante is lightning fast around the ‘Ring in this clip. Some of the gains over the standard Huracán come from the advanced active aerodynamics system – the Aereodinamica Lamborghini Attiva. Using the firm’s proprietary Forged Composite carbon fiber helps slice off 90 pounds (41 kilograms) over the regular model, too.
The model lapping The Green Hell had the same Pirelli Trofeo R tires as the version being sold to customers. Lambo is still being secretive about the Performante’s powertrain. It retains a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, but additional tuning reportedly increases the output by 25 to 40 horsepower (19 to 30 kilowatts). Torque likely grows by around 30 pound-feet (41 Newton-meters).
Watch the lap record breaking run right here👇🏼👇🏾
But some are calling into question the legitimacy of the lap, saying that it somehow could have been enhanced, or that the company used some special equipment to achieve it.
Our first evidence is brought to us by the blog BridgetoGantry.com. The author, Dale Lomas, notes that the speedometer may have been fed by less-precise GPS data rather than wheel speed. He compared the digital speedo on the Huracan Performante to the same speedo found on the Aventador SV.
"The wheel speed is showing on the real-life dashboard," says Lomas, "while the GPS one on the software is showing something else, even though the RPMs are the same."
The second piece of evidence measures the speed of both the Huracan Performante and the Aventador SV over a distance of about one mile, from the gantry to the Bridge. Lomas says that "Lamborghini sped up the frame-rate of the video… by nearly [five percent]."
YouTuber Misha Charoudin finds similar faults in the claimed lap time. Most significantly, the 36-second difference over the standard Huracan LP610, which recorded a Nurburgring lap time of 7:28 seconds. Also, the supposed "safety equipment," which includes a roll cage, and as Jalopnik points out, Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, 245/30ZR20 at the front, and 305/30ZR20 at the back, which may or may not come standard on the Huracan Performante.