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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.

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.