The rich and famous can now “openly” flaunt their wealth, expensive hats and haircuts in the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder; that’s if you can even keep up to catch a glimpse of that elevated lifestyle.

But it’s unlikely. That’s because the Huracán Spyder is backed by a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10, delivering 640 hp with 600 Nm of torque to all four wheels. It also means o to 100 km/h is done in just 3.1 seconds and if you continue tailgating the Huracán, it will leave you for 200 km/h in just 9.3 seconds and before you can realise what happened, it’s just a speck from a distance – on its way to a 325 km/h top speed. It brakes as well as it accelerates too; 100 km/h to 0 is done in just 31.5 metres.

While it could matter to the elitist, being heavy clearly does not faze the 1,507 kg Huracán Performante Spyder. On that note, Lamborghini has found a way to shed more than 35 kg over the original Huracán Spyder with a carbon fibre-clad body and the use of forged composites for the front and rear spoiler, engine bonnet, rear bumper and diffuser; all part of Lamborghini’s patented active aerodynamics system called the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA).

The system can be activated in less than 500 milliseconds; ensuring constant adjustments of the Huracán’s aerodynamics to ensure the best setup. For your information, a blink of an eye typically takes 300-400 milliseconds.

The roof can be opened in just 17 seconds, while driving up to speeds of 50 km/h. The rear window can also be electrically-opened, functioning as a windshield when closed.“The Huracán Performante Spyder takes the zenith of Huracán developments, combined with the enhanced emotion of driving a convertible,” says Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali.

“The Huracán Performante already provides the most heightened feedback and emotion from road and track, and the Spyder puts the driver even closer to asphalt and air, as well as the unique resonance of a naturally-aspirated Lamborghini engine.”


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