Remember the Huracán Performante? The Italian carmaker’s most focused track tool that had managed to set a Nurburgring record last year by decimating Porsche 918 Spyder’s lap time by 5 full seconds. Well, now there is a drop-top version of the record-thrashing supercar for those who want to feel the wind in their hair while hitting near-supersonic speeds. Lamborghini took the wraps off the Huracán Performante Spyder at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, and it’s needless to say that it looks just as hot as its coupe sibling if not better. And with the foldable roof, there is unlimited headroom and a better access to all the noise and drama to get the adrenalin pumping.
Power comes from the same 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 that produces 640 horsepower. According to Lamborghini, the Performante Spyder matches the coupe’s top speed of 202 mph but is two-tenths of a second slower in the zero to 60mph sprint, clocking a 3.1-second time compared to the hardtop’s 2.9. The slower acceleration figure is due to the added weight on the convertible to maintain the rigidity of the chassis. The Performante Spyder weighs 3,322 pounds dry, which is 275 pounds more than the Performante coupe and 77 less than a regular Huracán Spyder. The Spyder’s roof takes 17 seconds to open at speeds of up to 30 mph. Deliveries start this summer with a price tag of $308,859.