Upgraded Lamborghini Huracan runs 1/4 mile in 8.6 seconds

The Lamborghini Huracan is a mighty beast as it is when it leaves the factory, packing a 5.2 liter V10 that’s good for 602 hp and performance figures of 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 10.6 seconds. Those figures are crazy on their own. But apparently, the lunatics (and we mean that as a genuine compliment) from Heffner Performance decided that 602 hp simply wasn’t enough. So they bolted two turbochargers to the V10 and created a monster. The twin-turbo V10 now pumps out a monstrous 1,200 hp, which is Bugatti Veyron territory in a car that only weighs around 3,600 lbs. Crazy.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2

Heffner decided to take this psychotic Huracan to the drag strip to see how well it does. Well, with slick tires, a prepped surface and some upgraded clutches, as we’re assuming 1,200 hp does some real damage to the twin-clutches, the Huracan shatters expectations. Firstly, 0-60 mph comes in a face-crushing 1.9 seconds, which is simply ridiculous in a road car. That kind of acceleration might permanently damage the driver’s face. 100 mph comes in a claimed 3.7 seconds, which is faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera S gets to 60 mph. But the real staggering part is the fact that it runs the 1/4 mile in 8.6 seconds. This makes Fast and Furious cars look like Corollas.

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Now, there’s no way anyone could use that much power on the road and it’s curious how well it handles on a circuit. Can the all-wheel drive system really contain that much power or will it just be an understeery/oversteery mess? We won’t know, but we do know that, in a straight line, it’s brutally fast. Check it out.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.