Huracán is Lamborghini’s most commercially successful car, ever.

Yet that sales achievement belies the car’s rarity. All models counted, Lamborghini only sells 2600 Huracáns a year.

Performante Spyder was uncovered the previous evening, and it is the rarest and most attractive of all Huracáns. Here is the very streamlined Performante, the 640- horsepower that set records at the Nürburgring, now with its top cut off. The simple electro-hydraulic rooftop opens in 17 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.

I had never stopped thinking about the ideal motor car… All I had to do was construct a plant to build it.

Ferruccio Lamborghini

Acceleration to 60 mph is about 3 seconds.

Built around Lamborghini’s “Forged Composite” tub, Performante Spyder is 77 lbs. lighter than its Spyder sister. Within the VW Group, Lamborghini is the center for carbon-fiber development, and we will see more “forged composite” cars. It’s a good chance Bentley and Lamborghini might develop a mutable forged composite tub together to expand their vehicle lines. Huracán Performante also retains the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system of active aero devices developed first for the Coupé that can vary aero load for high or low downforce. Development of such active aero has been a huge step for Lamborghini.


Performante Spyder’s suspension system has recalibrated stability control and steering, and revised calibrations in STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. Acceleration to 60 mph is about 3 seconds. Top speed is 202 mph, though that might feel best with the top up. The V10 engine delivers power through a permanent 4-wheel drive system. I know from drives in Huracán coupes and Spyders that the system puts power down in an effective and entertaining way.

Huracán Performante Spyder arrives this summer priced at $308,859 before the government adds  its unfair share. A trip through Lamborghini’s ad personam custom shop can add more to that price, but deliver a uniquely tailored vehicle.