Supercars are emotional cars, that’s the whole point of them. The looks, the noise, the feel and the speed all combine to make an automotive experience that’s purely about emotion. They’re completely impractical, usually uncomfortable and ridiculously compromised for everyday driving. However, they make their driver feel better than anything else. Alex from CarThrottle realizes this for the first time when he drives his first ever Lamborghini. Fortunately for him, that first is the all-new Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
Based on the standard Huracan, the Performante has more power, is significantly lighter and has state-of-the-art aerodynamics. It also set the production car lap record at the Nurburgring (until it was beaten by an electric supercar). So it’s seriously fast and incredibly impressive. But none of that stuff matters in this video. Sure, performance figures and horsepower numbers are great. But this video shows off the emotion that the Huracan Performante instills.
Alex from CarThrottle takes the Huracan Performante, his first ever Lamborghini experience, to the race track at the famed Imola circuit that claimed the life of Ayrton Senna. After a few laps, he becomes enveloped in the experience. The incredible noise from the 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10, the steering is so sharp and accurate and the speed is intoxicating. Pushing his first Lamborghini as hard as he could on one of the most iconic race tracks in the world got to him, as he actually started to tear up. All of the emotions rushed together at once. He mocks himself for it, naturally, but we get it.
For those of you who haven’t driven a supercar, that really is what driving one is like for the first time. It’s the idea of driving a dream car, something 90 percent of people will never get to do, and feeling how wonderful it is. There’s just something overwhelming about it. This video is the perfect example of that.