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Lamborghini laptime 100% explained!

While the internet is on fire, and supercar fans are rioting in the streets, Lamborghini must have slipped this video out the back door.

It explains so much, and I hope it will help bury this painful episode quickly and painlessly.

See for yourself:

FULL VIDEO: Lamborghini goes 6m52

They did it, and they shot the video to prove it. Ride onboard with the new 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante for a ridiculous 6m52s industry-length lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. 

Holy crap. Batshit fast. But rather controlled, don’t you think? Nothing like crazy Aventador lap.

Maybe it’s the low-down bumper-cam hides some of the cockpit drama, but there’s virtually no understeer on display. This is an impressive car, and the much vaunted active arrow are certainly having an effect.

But there’s always a ‘but’, isn’t there?

Here it comes; the 2016 track is faster thanks to the modifications at Flugplatz. That’s not opinion, that’s fact. Just look at the many sub-8 VLN laps this year for proof.

But is it five whole seconds faster? The Porsche 918 hybrid did 6m57s remember?

Next: tyres. Wow! The car looks like it could be on slicks, it’s so planted. Officially, they’re PirelliTrofeo R, in case you’re wondering! 

We need to know more…

SPOILER ALERT: Lamborghini continue to tease us all

February 23rd arrived and Lamborghini did indeed drop more details about their much-rumoured Huracan, although they failed to reveal an actual laptime.

No matter, because now potential customers are revealing  their dealers are talking about a 6m52s lap. But let’s not talk about that too much until the video arrives… because that’s a full 5-seconds faster than the Porsche 918! Continue reading SPOILER ALERT: Lamborghini continue to tease us all

UPDATED: Lamborghini set to drop the new Huracan’s laptime next week

UPDATED: More video at the bottom of the page! If Donald Trump is upset about leaks in his security, he should have a talk with the bosses over at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Lamborghini HQ. Ever since the black bull rented the Nordschleife last year, it’s been widely believed that the Huracan Performante set a new Nürburgring laptime. Continue reading UPDATED: Lamborghini set to drop the new Huracan’s laptime next week

VIDEO: New Bentley Barnato Speed-Six?

Almost a year ago, Bentley teased us all with a rather dapper 911-fighting sportscar concept, the two-seater EXP Speed 6. In their own words it’s a “lighter, sportier, Bentley”

Since then it’s been no big secret that the guys and girls at Crewe have been exploring the concept a little further. It’s even got a name, the Bentley “Barnato”, after Le Mans winner Woolf Barnato.

This week it’s probably testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and here are the photos and video thatnhave got us wondering…

Continue reading VIDEO: New Bentley Barnato Speed-Six?

DO WANT: This 350hp mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive hatchback, Hyundai

Hyundai, it would seem, are pretty damn serious about their new ‘N’ performance brand. At first I thought their hottest new ‘N’ car might just be a 250hp i20. A contender for the Golf Mk6 Edition 30 of 2010.

But then I just saw this…

Continue reading DO WANT: This 350hp mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive hatchback, Hyundai

2017 Lamborghinis return to the ‘Ring

Lamborghini’s latest test-mules arrived back at the ‘Ring for the final testing session of 2016. The famous “Industrie Pool” sessions run for just another three weeks before winter arrives, and the teams move on to other test locations.

Continue reading 2017 Lamborghinis return to the ‘Ring

Pagani Huayra BC pushing for Nürburgring lap record?

Let’s face facts. The Huayra doesn’t need any help to sell units. And the car that we can see testing, the Huayra BC is a total one-off. It’s sold-not-sold already, and merely serves as an advertisement for all the awesome things Pagani do.

So why is it here at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, running the latest Pirelli PZero tyres for a whole week?

Maybe we should ask the driver…

Continue reading Pagani Huayra BC pushing for Nürburgring lap record?

VIDEO: Pagani Huayra BC testing at the Nürburgring

Pagani haven’t been to the Nürburgring in an official capacity for many years now.

(Excluding this weird and wholly unsubstantiated story from last year that’s still not been confirmed)

So it was a big surprise for me to see this Huayra BC hit the Nordschleife today in the official “Industrie Pool” testing session… Continue reading VIDEO: Pagani Huayra BC testing at the Nürburgring

SPOTTED: Five-door automatic Megane RS test mule

Ignore the GT badges on the front of this Megane, spotted testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife this week. Instead look at the wheels, the brakes, and those bolt-on arches.

Looking from the rear, those tyres are at least a 235 size, maybe bigger.

Oh yes, that’s mostly like a test-mule for the Megane RS. A new RenaultSport machine, and (I’m told by those in the know) a strong contender for fastest-ever front-wheel-drive to ever hit the ‘Ring. Continue reading SPOTTED: Five-door automatic Megane RS test mule