100 Hot Cars

Just Car Blog

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Assumes A Meaner Stance With PUR Wheels 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Wheels on 11 22nd, 2017


In all likelihood, the majority of the Huracan Performante owners will be just fine with the stock 8.5×20 front and 11×20-inch rear forged rims.

However, just in case anyone wants something different, PUR Wheels have the solution: 22-inch RS22 alloys with a “directional design” finished in gloss black diamond and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

These wheels are also available in various other finishes and sizes, from 19- to 24-inch, and have been engineered from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum. The company claims that they’re OEM compatible. Moreover, the Huracan Performante is not the first vehicle to sit on them, as they have been fitted to other supercars in the past, including the Lexus LFA.

The company says that its latest wheels won’t affect the performance of the Huracan Performante, which needs only 2.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), before topping out at more than 325 km/h (201 mph).

PHOTO GALLERY



Facelifted Lamborghini Huracan May Get Four-Wheel Steering 17
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Reports on 11 17th, 2017


A facelifted Lamborghini Huracan is said to be just around the corner and beyond receiving a refreshed design, it could launch with a host of new technologies.

Car and Driver reports that the updated Huracan may adopt the same rear-wheel steering system as the Aventador S to improve the vehicle’s low-speed ability and high-speed stability. However, sources within Lamborghini assert that there is still debate among executives whether or not implementing such a system in the entry-level Huracan is financially viable.

Beyond a potential four-wheel steering system, the Italian marque may also implement a 48-volt electrical subsystem, just like the Audi SQ7 and Bentley Bentayga. This system could see the Huracan using adaptive anti-roll bars with small electric motors or Audi’s electric rotary dampers.

Inevitably, Lamborghini engineers will also get hard to work at extracting even more power out of the 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine. A figure around the 650 hp mark doesn’t seem out of the question.

Just like the Gallardo, the facelifted Huracan will spawn a multitude of different variations, including a droptop and a rear-wheel drive Superleggera.

PHOTO GALLERY



Pope Gets A Custom Lamborghini Huracan For A Good Cause 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Reports on 11 15th, 2017


Lamborghini created a special one-off Huracan RWD specifically for Pope Francis but don’t expect to see the leader of the Catholic Church rolling around in a Lambo just yet.

Created by Lamborghini’s customization department Ad Personam, the one-off Huracan RWD will be auctioned for charity.

All proceeds will be donated to the Pope who then will allocate them in three causes: aiding the return of the Christian community to the Nineveh Plain in Iraq, the Pope John XXIII Community which is dedicated to helping women who are victims of trafficking and other abuses and two Italian associations that carry out activities in Africa.

Presented in a ceremony in the Vatican by Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, the custom Huracan pays tribute to the colors of the flag of Vatican City, finished in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino decoration.

The Pope blessed and signed the special Huracan which will be auctioned from RM Sotheby’s on May 12, 2018.

PHOTO GALLERY



Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

VIDEO



Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

VIDEO



McLaren 720S Welcomes Challenge From Pair Of 900 HP Huracans 13
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 13th, 2017


The McLaren 720S is slowly working its way up the drag racing food chain, and after dispatching an 805 HP supercharged Huracan last week, a couple of the Lambos Italian cousins sought retribution.

Featured here alongside the McLaren are two Huracans, both producing around 900 HP, but through different mods. For example, the white Huracan is a RWD LP580-2 with a VF Supercharger, sending 790 horses to the wheels – around 900 to the crank.

The green one is a regular LP610-4 with a custom twin turbo kit, putting down the same amount of power as its rear wheel driven sibling.

Of course the McLaren 720S needs very little introduction. Its power output is right there in its name, although we do suspect that the British automaker hasn’t exactly been upfront about the 720S’ performance figures.

So without further ado, we’ll let you find out for yourselves who won these match-ups. Nine hundred horses should definitely have the Lambos covered, right? Right…?

VIDEO



Lamborghini Huracan Performante Is One Heck Of A Thrill Ride 11
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 11th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan Performante may have been defeated on the Nurburgring by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, but that doesn’t mean that it’s any less exciting than it was when it broke cover in Geneva.

Building upon the LP610-4, it comes with some weight saving, clever aerodynamics, and extra power, all of which work together to make it the most track-focused, street-legal version of the supercar.

There’s only a minor difference between the two variants of the Huracan, on a straight line at least, as the Performante is 0.1sec faster from 0 to 100km/h (62mph), while top speed remains unchanged, at over 325km/h (202mph).

However, throw them on a winding road, or on a track, and the former ‘Ring King will always come out in front, with the right person behind the wheel, and that alone is enough for the Italian company to ask at least $274,390 for each example, in the USA.

Now, you can imagine sitting in the driver’s seat, and taking it out on a backcountry road, where you won’t be bothered by the annoying traffic, most of the time, so you can focus solely on the driving part. And while you’re at it, you should take a look at the video posted below, because it provides just that.

VIDEO



McLaren 720S Says “Bring It On!” To 805 HP Supercharged Huracan 7
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 7th, 2017


Unless you’ve been living without your internet connecting for the past few months, you’re probably aware just how much of a beast the McLaren 720S is.

In a straight line, it’s a hypercar in supercar clothing, able to out-run a Porsche 918 and cover a standing 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds, which is absolutely staggering.

We’ve also seen it go against a tuned 650S and come out on top, which is why we were extremely interested to see how it handled its business versus another extreme machine, namely Parker from Vehicle Virgins’ supercharged Lamborghini Huracan.

This is actually YouTuber v YouTuber, with Parker taking on Brooks from DragTimes and his McLaren 720S, and lucky for us, they go the distance, letting the cars stretch out their wings in order to see which is actually faster.

In the end, both cars proved formidable, and that Huracan is wicked fast off the line with little to no traction issues. Was it enough to stay in front of the 720S though? You’re about to find out.

VIDEO



Road & Track Names The McLaren 720S The 2018 Performance Car of The Year 2
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in alfa-romeo, audi, Bentley, Bentley Continental, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, honda, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, LEXUS, Lexus LC, mclaren, McLaren 720S, mercedes, Mercedes AMG GT, porsche, Porsche-911 on 11 2nd, 2017


Road & Track has named the McLaren 720S the 2018 Performance Car of The Year.

Designed to recognize cars that push the “limits of performance and pleasure,” the award was given to the McLaren which beat out nine other contenders in this year’s test which took place over the course of four days.

The ten contenders for the fifth-annual Performance Car of the Year award were broken into four categories and the McLaren 720S was pitted against the Lamborghini Huracán Performante in the prestigious supercar group. Despite calling the Huracán Performante the “unchallenged star of the show,” R&T’s editors gave the award to the 720S as “nothing short of a Kawasaki ZX-10RR has a prayer of keeping up with the McLaren.” They also praised the car’s natural feel and unintimidating driving experience.

The Grand Tourers category saw the Bentley Continental Supersports and Lexus LC 500 face off for top honors. The editors noted this was a difficult choice but decided the Lexus was the winner as it is a “stylish cruiser that can still clip an apex and be steered with the throttle.”

The Track Stars category is particularly interesting as it saw the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE compete with higher-end vehicles such as the Mercedes-AMG GT R and Porsche 911 GT3. The prestige of the latter two models wasn’t enough to overcome the Camaro’s impressive performance and modest price tag.

Lastly, there are the Wild Cards which include the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi TT RS, and Honda Civic Type R. The first two vehicles have a serious horsepower advantage but the editors were impressed by the Civic’s ability to be “calm and comfortable when you’re cruising” and a “firecracker when you lean into it.”

You can read more about the cars and the results over at Road & Track.

Photo Gallery



Lamborghini Huracan Performante Faces Its LP610-4 Sibling In Drag Race 2
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, video on 11 2nd, 2017


There’s no reason to place your bets on the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4, because everyone knows that the Performante is faster, lighter, and more clever.

It’s this recipe that allowed it to become the ‘Ring King earlier this year, after lapping the famous track in just 6:52.01, beating not only its larger sibling the Aventador SV, but also the impressive Porsche 918 Spyder.

Its 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine delivers 640PS (631hp) and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque to the ground, which makes it 30PS (30hp) and 40Nm (30lb-ft) of torque more powerful than the LP610-4 Coupe. Naught to 100km/h (62mph) takes 2.9 seconds, and top speed remains untouched, at over 325km/h (202mph).

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante also gets an advanced active aero agenda, called Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, or ALA in short, and benefits from a 40kg (88lbs) weight reduction.

On the other hand, the ‘regular’ Huracan is 0.3sec slower from 0 to 100km/h (62mph), and has to make do with ‘just’ 610PS (601hp) and 560Nm (413lb-ft) of torque.

But how do these apparently minor differences in power, weight, and aerodynamic look like when placing the two supercars against each other in a drag race? All we’ll say is that the result might surprise you.

VIDEO



World’s First Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Huracan Performante 1
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, tuning, Underground Racing on 11 1st, 2017


Known for their insane work that often lead to extremely powerful supercars, Underground Racing have stepped up their game by releasing an even crazier upgrade, aimed at the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
Read more »



World’s First Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Huracan Performante 1
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, tuning, Underground Racing on 11 1st, 2017


Known for their insane work that often lead to extremely powerful supercars, Underground Racing have stepped up their game by releasing an even crazier upgrade, aimed at the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
Read more »



Lamborghini Huracan Successor To Be A Hybrid 31
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hybrids, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Reports on 10 31st, 2017


Lamborghini says the successor to the Huracan will feature some form of hybridization.
Read more »



Lamborghini Celebrates Its 7,000th Aventador, 9,000th Huracan 29
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Huracan on 10 29th, 2017


Lamborghini makes more supercars these days than it ever has before. And it's about to double its capacity (and sales) with the introduction of the Urus sport-ute. But it's still hardly what you'd call a “high-volume” manufacturer.
Read more »



Taking A Factory-Customized Lamborghini Huracan On The Perfect Road Trip 24
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, video on 10 24th, 2017


When you’re ordering a car as expensive as a Lamborghini Huracan, it’s only natural to want to make it stand out from the rest. This is where the brand’s Ad Personam customization programme comes in.
Read more »







 Category



 Blogroll