Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder: hardcore and topless thrills at Geneva 2018 | CAR Magazine

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder: hardcore and topless thrills at Geneva 2018

Published: 07 March 2018 Updated: 07 March 2018

► New Huracan Performante Spyder
► Fastest Huracan drop-top is here
► Revealed at 2018 Geneva show

Want a track-bashing supercar that look right at home on the Miami boulevard? Lamborghini has the answer: the new Huracan Performante Spyder.

It’s the quickest Huracan convertible, and it’s just made its debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show.

A hardcore convertible… how does that make sense?

We’re struggling, but it’s easy to look past the conflicting ideologies when it looks this good. Other than the soft-top roof – presumably chosen to keep the centre of gravity down – little has changed visually from the coupe.

Huracan Performante Spyder interior

The Performante Spyder uses an aluminium and carbonfibre chassis and liberal use of Lambo’s advanced composites in its construction. Lambo’s ALA, or Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, aerodynamics tech is here, too.

How fast?

How does 201mph sound? That’s just one mile per hour slower than the coupe.

That’s due to the shrieking 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 churning out 631bhp, launching the Performante Spyder to 3.1 seconds, only 0.2sec slower than the hardtop.

All that shove is directed to all four-wheels via a seven-speed DCT and Haldex differential, and it’s only around 75kg heavier than the Huracan Performante coupe revealed at the 2017 Geneva show.

How much is it?

We don’t know yet, but we’re expecting it to cost around £200k when it goes on sale later in 2018.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches