Skip advert
Advertisement

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder revealed

Lamborghini has pulled the wraps off the open-top Spyder version of its Huracan Performante at the Geneva Motor Show

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder has been revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It follows in the wheel tracks of the coupe, which was unveiled 12 months earlier at Geneva 2017. The open-top model uses the same naturally aspirated 631bhp 5.2-litre V10 as the hard top, although 0-62mph comes up in 3.1 seconds, which is two-tenths slower than the coupe. Top speed is 201mph. It’ll sprint from 0-124mph in 9.3 seconds (four tenths slower), while its top speed is 201mph.

Advertisement - Article continues below

All the latest from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

As you’d expect, the Performante Spyder takes much of its styling inspiration from the Coupe. That means the same aggressive bodywork and sharp creases, as well as identical green, white and red stripes along the sills, and a high-level rear wing. Like the hard-top, the Spyder gets the same repositioned exhausts and forged carbon trim, as well as identical 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, ceramic brakes and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

The interior is lifted wholesale, too, with the same carbon details, digital dials and fighter jet-style starter button. There’s Alcantara as far as the eye can see, while the identical Y-shape details on the seats are carried over unchanged. The ‘high quality soft top’ is the same as the one found on the standard Huracan Spyder.

Best supercars on sale

Last year, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Coupe took the production vehicle Nurburgring lap record before being ousted by the NextEV NIO EP9. With a laptime of 6:52.01s, the Huracan Performante had knocked the Porsche 918 Spyder off the top step of the ‘Green Hell’ leaderboard, beating the Porsche hybrid hypercar by just under five seconds.

The Huracan Performante Spyder will probably be a little slower on track – its fabric hood will likely increase drag, while further chassis strengthening to compensate for the lack of a fixed roof has increased weight by 125kg. The Performante Spyder will cost around £238,000 when it goes on sale in the UK later this year.

What do you make of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder? Would you take the coupe instead? Let us know in the comments...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Deputy editor

Richard has been part of the team for over a decade. During this time he has covered a huge amount of news and reviews for Auto Express, as well as being the face of Carbuyer and DrivingElectric on Youtube. In his current role as deputy editor, he is now responsible for keeping our content flowing and managing our team of talented writers.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Lamborghini Temerario: new supercar will be faster and more powerful than Huracan
Lamborghini Temerario - front
News

Lamborghini Temerario: new supercar will be faster and more powerful than Huracan

It seems like the new car will have the visual drama of a Lamborghini
15 May 2024
The final V10: Lamborghini Huracan STJ revealed
Lamborghini Huracan STJ
News

The final V10: Lamborghini Huracan STJ revealed

Lamborghini’s adamant that this IS the last Huracan. The STJ is based on the STO with some more motorsport toys
10 Apr 2024
Lamborghini V10: farewell to the engine that made the Huracan
Lamborghini Huracan range
Features

Lamborghini V10: farewell to the engine that made the Huracan

We say a fond farewell to Lamborghini’s glorious V10 with an Italian road trip in the final four Huracans to use the powerplant
1 Apr 2024
Best rear-wheel drive cars 2024
Best rear-wheel drive cars - header image
Best cars & vans

Best rear-wheel drive cars 2024

Rear-wheel drive is often praised as the drivetrain that delivers the most fun. Here are 10 cars that do exactly that
15 Mar 2024

Most Popular

Skoda Scala vs Citroen C4 2024 twin test: which is the best-value family hatchback?
Skoda Scala and Citroen C4 - front tracking
Car group tests

Skoda Scala vs Citroen C4 2024 twin test: which is the best-value family hatchback?

The revised Skoda Scala takes on Citroen’s C4 in the battle to be the best-value family hatchback
18 May 2024
Cheap EV charging comes to public chargepoints via new ‘Plunge Pricing’ app
Octopus Energy’s Electroverse
News

Cheap EV charging comes to public chargepoints via new ‘Plunge Pricing’ app

Octopus’ ‘Plunge Pricing’ events promise to save electric car drivers an average of £6.50 per charge
17 May 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric at an unbeatable £201 a month
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer front cornering
News

Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric at an unbeatable £201 a month

Our Deal of the Day selection for 18 May will appeal to those who want an all-electric family car that’s not a SUV
18 May 2024