One of my favorite things about Audi is the fact that it owns Lamborghini. Growing up, Lamborghini was my favorite car brand, before I really knew about cars. As a little kid, I’d always look at pictures of Lambos in magazine and on the internet. It was dial-up back then so I was mostly looking at magazines. I used to have the entire spec sheet of the Lamborghini Murcielago memorize and would spew it back at people like an mental tick. So now that I’m a huge Audi fan, the fact that it owns Lamborghini makes me very happy, especially because I get to write about them often. However, my jealousy is kicking in as this video from AutoTopNL has come out, showing off a POV drive of the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
If you showed 10 year old me the Huracan Performante, I’d spit out my chocolate milk. It blows the doors off the Murcielago in every single possible way, except for cylinder count. Though, the Huracan Performante does far more with 10 cylinders than the Murc could do with 12. It’s truly the greatest Lamborghini of the modern era, with some of the most impressive aerodynamic technology, performance and handling of any supercar on the road.
Sitting behind the driver lies a 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 that makes 631 hp and maxes out at a stratospheric 8,500 rpm. When paired with a rapid-fire dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive, the Performante is capable of 0-60 mph in about 2.8 seconds. My Murcielago back in the day? That took 4.3 seconds. I would have crapped my underoos if I saw 2.8 seconds back then.
In this video, we get a POV look at just how quick that 2.8 seconds can be. From the driver’s seat, you hear the sheer violence of that screaming V10, as it burbles at low rpm and shrieks as the revs climb, and you watch as the scenery becomes a blur. This all happens in an instant, faster than what most humans’ brains can comprehend. It’s violently fast. What’s also impressive is how stable it seems at speed, nailing triple-digit speeds with ease.
If 10 year old me saw the Huracan Performante, I’d flip out. To be honest, it’s not that different of a reaction than modern-day me is having. Minus the underoos, of course.