OMG! … This is THE car I want. Period!
The 2019 Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder (starting at a savings-draining $308,859) looks like a Lamborghini supercar should. It has the aggressive angles you’d expect from the company that brought us the Diablo, Countach and Aventador. Plus it has the mid-engine power to back up that slightly insane design. Behind the seats is a 640 horsepower 5.2 liter V10 that’ll go from zero to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds. That’s from a naturally aspirated engine. No turbos, superchargers or hybrid electric motor help.
Yes, the pure electric Tesla Model S P100D will do zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds for about $150,000 less than the Huracán Performante Spyder. But there’s more to life than going fast in a straight line, and while the Tesla is full of semiautonomous tech, you would never dream of letting a robot drive a Lamborghini for you. The Huracán demands both hands on the wheel. Driving a Lamborghini is not a passive activity; it requires all your senses. Especially with a car that doesn’t seem to lose traction. Believe me, I tried repeatedly to get it to break loose and I’ll tell you know, it was tough.
You expect a supercar to stick to the road, but this Lamborghini uses an all-new active aerodynamics system called ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) and it’s very clever. Instead of adding a mechanically adjustable wing to the back — which adds weight thanks to motors, levers and wiring, — the Italian automaker created wind channels on both sides of the car. Air enters behind the cockpit, flows through the wing and exits via ports on the underside of the element.
- Corners like it’s on rails
- CarPlay support in the dash cluster that’s actually cool
- Outstanding lightweight material and aerodynamic technology
- It costs over $300K
- Not made for tall people
- Carbon fiber looks like it’s dirty