The forthcoming Lamborghini Huracán Performante blew us away during a recent test run. And it’s more than just a power or suspension upgrade, it’s a whole package that turns the Huracán from a supercar to a race car built for the road. Part of that heathen chemistry is down to one ingredient, forged carbon.
Originally used in the special edition Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, forged carbon fiber has been slowly added to production cars, such as the removable roof in the Aventador, a few interior pieces, and an optional forged carbon fiber engine bay trim on the Huracán.
Now, Lamborghini is teasing the company’s new forged composites technology with a new video ahead of the Huracán Performante’s debut this March at the Geneva Motor Show. The video is just 42 seconds of stylized Lamborghini marketing and provides no real details on what parts of the new Lamborghini will be made out of forged composites. However, we’re confident that, at the very least, the rear wing will be composed of this new substance.
We’re eagerly awaiting more information on the Lamborghini Huracán Performante, especially after our man Georg Kacher said, “The Huracán Performante is amazingly stable under hard braking, controls its body movements with the composed virtuosity of a yoga guru, and sticks to the line like a fast-moving magnetic field guided by an invisible induction loop. Confidence at the limit can easily be stretched from an unperturbed 10-10ths to an only slightly more frivolous 11. What lies beyond would require a stab at the ESP button, a move that calls for a better and more courageous driver.”