The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is one of the brand’s fastest and most exciting vehicles to date. It circled the Nurburgring Nordschleife faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder in 6 minutes and 52 seconds. But if you want to ride the Green Hell even faster, you better turn to the Huracan Super Trofeo (especially after the tuning geniuses at ZYRUS scoffed). So what did it take to go four seconds faster than the road car?
For starters, the tuners took the Super Trofeo race car and improved just about everything. One of the most powerful upgrades involved twin-turbocharging the engine to produce 1,200 horsepower (894 kilowatts). With the car weighing a meager 2,645 pounds (1,200 kilograms), it boasts the magical 1: 1 power-to-weight ratio.
The images on board the tour seem ridiculously fast practically everywhere. Even in the slower sections of the circuit, the car seems to do exactly what you want it to do. As you would normally expect with these types of vehicles, it’s not just about a super-powered collection of numbers trying to kill you at every opportunity. We venture to guess that the balance between the mechanical grip of Pirelli slick tires and around 1,200 kg (2,645 lb) of downforce at full speed gives the Lambo relatively stable handling characteristics.
At the helm of the tour is Fredrik Sørlie, a precision stuntman who isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty on the track. As a measure of his fearlessness, the tour was done on an open track day, meaning he didn’t have the Green Hell all to himself. Being the racing driver that he is, Sørlie mentioned that without the slower traffic he could have gone a few seconds faster.
Two days later, when the circuit was a little quieter, the team started again with dire consequences. As the majority of the second attempt appeared to be spot on, one of the Pirelli tires decided to let go halfway through the lap in Kesselchen while hauling 220 km / h around the corner. A testament to Sørlie’s driving skills, he simply brushed off the interior wall and kept the car from being completely written off.