Why Those in Automotive Courses Are Stunned by the 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
May 16, 2018
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini gave the world another shining jewel with the Huracan Performante Spyder. Despite its steep $308,859 price tag (which comes out to about $394,345 in Canadian dollars), the convertible Huracan Performante Spyder brings the speed, power, and performance that car enthusiasts expect from the Italian auto manufacturer.
Carbon-fiber elements can be found all over this lean and elegant supercar, from the frame to the spoiler. The Huracan Perfomante Spyder’s superb brakes and complex Aerodinamica Lamborhini Attiva (ALA) active aerodynamic system allows for superior stopping and handling, and is a wonder for aspiring auto mechanics to behold. Do you want to find out more about the specs and features of this latest addition to the Huracan family? Read on!
The Huracan Performante Spyder Takes Power to the Next Level
When it comes to high power and speed, the Huracan Performante Spyder’s engine specs do not disappoint. Under the Huracan Performante Spyder’s hood is a 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V10 engine, with multi point and direct stratified injection. This engine can pump out a whopping 640 horsepower, along with 442 lb ft of torque.
The Huracan Performante Spyder also uses the same Lamborghini Doppia Firzione 7-speed dual clutch gearbox as its older siblings, powering all four wheels. Grads of automotive courses will likely be impressed by the Huracan Performante Spyder’s speed, going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. This supercar can also double that speed, going from 0 to 200 km/h in just 9.3 seconds. It can also achieve a top speed of 325 km/h!
The ALA Aerodynamic System Improves the Huracan Perfomante Spyder’s Performance
The Aerodinamica Lamboghini Attiva was initially designed for the Huracan Performante, and has been brought over to the Huracan Perfomante Spyder to help maximize this model’s performance capabilities. What this system does is manage active aerodynamics depending on a person’s driving style, and the kind of roads they travel on. The ALA works with an electric motor inside the front spoiler and rear bumper, air ducts in the rear wings, and active flaps on the exterior which open and close.
The active flaps are important, because when the ALA is off they remain closed, producing a significant amount of vertical downforce. Downforce helps when the Huracan Performante Spyder is travelling at high speeds and needs to turn a corner or ride a curve. Once the ALA becomes active, the electric motor in the rear bumper opens up the flaps and decreases the air pressure on the front spoiler. This in turn can help to bring down the amount of drag on the vehicle, and improve its acceleration.
Grads of Automotive Courses Can Appreciate This Vehicle’s Carbon-Fiber Elements
With carbon-fiber elements comes weight savings, and that can also help with performance. The lower the weight, the better the suspension can provide stability and handling on the road. Relying on its own Forged Composite technology, Lamborghini infused carbon-fiber elements into the engine cover and rear bumper; even the chassis is a hybrid of carbon-fiber and aluminum. These carbon-fiber additions give the Huracan Performante Spyder a total dry weight of 1,506 kg, and a weight-to-power ratio of 2.35 kg/hp; that’s 35 kgs less than the Huracan Spyder.
Students looking to become a certified mechanic might also love the Huracan Performante Spyder’s Carbon-Ceramic Brakes. With their six-piston calipers and four piston clamps, these brakes give the Huracan Performante Spyder the ability to go from 100 km/h to a full stop in just 31.5m. With capabilities like these, it’s no wonder that Lamborghini is boasting about the arrival of the Huracan Performante Spyder.
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