As you already know, before officially revealing in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini showcased the Huracan Performante delivering a new world record for the fastest lap on the Nordschleife.
But even as the Huracan Performante dazed and amazed on the Geneva show floor, there were numerous skeptics that contested the company-reported 6:52:01 lap time, which was putting it way ahead of the previous fastest production car to ever take on the Green Hell – the Porsche 918 Spyder with a 6:59 time. Now Lamborghini has decided to set the record straight – Director of Research and Development, Maurizio Reggiani, talked to the media during the Swiss event. For example, he explained they did use special tires – but the Pirelli Trofeo R can be had as an option by any buyer, and are not created as a bespoke procedure.
Reggiani also confirmed the speeds in the video were coming from GPS, which has a habit of delivering some unpredictable results. But there’s also actual data – a full VBox GPS log was provided to the media, thus showcasing all available data on the car from the lap in question. We hope the usual conspiracy theories will end here – and we can all enjoy the new version of the 5.2-liter V10 under the hood, packing 630 horsepower (470 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque.