This year’s Auto Shanghai has proven to be a good stand for manufacturers around the globe to showcase their premieres.
Among the manufacturers that stunned at the Auto Show were, unsurprisingly, Automobili Lamborghini. The Italian sportscar maker presented four new models, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and the Aventador S.
Replacing the Gallardo, the Huracán “Hurricane” initially made its auto show debut at the March 2014 Geneva Auto Show, and was released in the second quarter of the same year.
Starting with the Huracán Performante, the sportscar, according to folks at the Italian automaker, has improved active aerodynamics, a new chassis and all-wheel drive system and of course a bettered V10 powertrain.
Lamborghini says the Huracán Performante sets a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
“The Huracán Performante is a product of our advanced technological developments in order to design a car that delivers perfect performance,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “With its innovative technology, the Huracán Performante enhances the Huracán family and brings it to a new level.”
Secondly, the Aventador S joins the Aventador family as the latest model boasting the range’s aerodynamic, iconic design.
Obviously with good looks comes great power: under the hood lurks a new generation V12 naturally aspirated engine that churns out an ample power output of 551kW (41kW more than the Aventador LP 700-4).
Such power enables the Aventador S to dash from a stop to 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds before topping at 350km/h.
A first for a series-production Lambo, the new Aventador S is calibrated with four-wheel drive as well as a novel four-wheel steering system.
“The Aventador S represents an evolution of more performance and more state of the art technology. We are debuting the Aventador S in Asia at the Shanghai Auto Show to showcasing Lamborghini’s long term commitment to China market.“ says Lamborghini’s Managing Director of Greater China, Francesco Scardaoni. “ China is one of the key markets for Lamborghini. Lamborghini is committed to providing the best products, highest level of services and a perfect brand experience to Chinese customers.”
Joining the Huracan Performante and the Aventedor S at the Auto Show is the Huracán RWD Coupé and Huracán RWD Spyder.
The Huracán RWD Coupé is equipped with a naturally aspirated V10 engine, while the Huracán RWD Spyder offers drivers open-top driving pleasure while featuring Huracán’s rear-wheel drive technology.
China is said to be the greater key market for Lamborghini, we have no doubt the Italians won’t think twice before bringing the sportscar here.