It is almost a year since the . stunned attendees at the Geneva Motor Show but the hardcore Huracan continues to amaze.
Recently, Jay Leno jumped behind the wheel of a bright green Performante through the streets of Los Angeles, while also speaking with the chief operating officer of . America, Alessandro Farmeschi, to discuss all the developments made to the car.
In terms of power, the Performante is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine delivering 631 hp and 443 lb-of torque. In a world where supercars are continuing to push the boundaries with over 700 hp, those figures may not seem like a lot. However, the Performante did lap the . in a blistering 6:52, proving that horsepower and torque aren’t the only things needed to set impressive lap times.
One intriguing development of the Performante is its use of the . (ALA) system. This technology includes two flaps in the front splitter which can open and close to adjust downforce. Additionally, the car features a hollow forged carbon fiber rear wing and funnels air through the rear wing uprights, creating improved downforce through corners and reducing aerodynamic drag when necessary.