The battle for Nürburgring laptime supremacy is the gift that just keeps giving. This week it’s Lamborghini’s turn to wow the assembled internet crowds, by claiming a truly incredible 6m44.97s laptime for their new Aventador SVJ (the J is for Jota). Continue reading Lamborghini claim new 6m45s Nürburgring lap record; Adenau LIDL sells out of popcorn
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:
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…
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: 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
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.
Today the Nordschleife is reserved on an exclusive basis for a small group of wealthy people. The Nordschleife car park is locked, no public access. Behind the gates are Veyrons,Zondas, Ferraris and more.
Want to know more? Just look below… Continue reading Today the ‘Ring is a millionaire’s playground
During Industrie Pool weeks, it’s not unusual for the public sessions to be delayed ten minutes. When this happens it’s usually for one reason; a laptime.
Tonight it was the Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera…
It’s not quite full-on “supercar season” yet, that’s typically a little bit later in the year. But the famous Industrie Pool sessions are definitely getting a bit faster as more and more exotic cars arrive with the (supposedly) better weather.
The Lamborghini Aventador is no stranger to the Nordschleife, and has been spotted testing here many times before.
But this video isn’t just any old testing, oh no. This is a wickedly fast lap that makes the Porsche 918 hypercar look a little overpriced.
Check it out below: