Bloggers, the Huracan Performante IS the fastest car on the ‘Ring. Get over it.
It's now confirmed: Lamborghini has officially broken the Nürburgring lap record. After a few bloggers and YouTubers called out the company questioning the legitimacy of the proposed lap, the Italian automaker struck back with hard data. Now, to underline this, Lamborghini is making fully sure everyone knows the lap time is legit.
In a new interview with Autoblog, CEO Stefano Domenicali put to rest any scepticism regarding the lap time. "Why would we [cheat]?" he said, "We have all the data, all the GPS data. It’s verified. It’s already verified." A Lamborghini spokesperson even went so far as to say the controversy was rooted in "one blogger’s business model paying for clicks."
That data, which was detailed earlier this month, confirms the 6:52:01 lap time, and shows a full VBox GPS log, providing all available information, including speed, from the car during the run. It also shoots down any questions of a special tyre used for the run, noting that the Pirelli Trofeo R rubbers that were used are a factory option.
Even Audi Sport boss, Stephan Reil, made sure to weigh in on the lap time. At the RS3 launch this past week, Reil said, "We also know that architecture well. We know what it's capable of. The Performante 'Ring time is absolutely credible. Active aero makes a huge difference."
The Huracan Performante’s 6:52:01 lap time is thanks in part to the 5.2-litre V10 under the hood good for 630 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The £173,271 Lamborghini’s time beat the Porsche 918's 6:57 lap time by almost five seconds.