Lamborghini Aventador was long rumored to get a Performante version offering more power and boosted performance.
What was said to be an assumption has now been confirmed with a bunch of new spy shots which was spotted being tested in the roads.
In terms of external design, the Performante version is not going to get any groundbreaking changes as it looks very much like the Aventador. The front fascia of the car looks similar while some significant changes can be spotted in the rear end. The test mule spotted on the road was that of a prototype which was evident from the design of the rear exhaust system and it shares a strong resemblance with Huracan Performante.
The previous edition of the track version featured twin exhausts, large spoiler and sleek tail lamps. The prototype also sports a square shaped rear exhaust system. The particular design was spotted way back in 2001 in Lamborghini’s Murcielago and any new buyer who would look at the car would instantly recognize the references the designers are aiming to achieve.
Under the hood, the Lamborghini Aventador Performante is expected to be powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine which is capable of rendering at least 50 horsepower more than the base model. The designers have also worked to shave off a decent 50 kgs off the total weight which should provide the boost it needs and deliver more horsepower.
The spy shots emerged online gives buyers a sneak peak of what to expect when the car officially hits dealership stores. But, Lamborghini has been pretty tight lipped about the model and are not willing to open up any time soon. They are planning to have a grand launch for the Aventador Performante in the Tokyo auto show scheduled for 2018.
Another car was spotted alongside the prototype which is a White Aventador, special Spyder edition. It sports a Black Carbon roof which can readily be disassembled when not required. Users can just remove it and fold it to keep it in the boot. The full specifications and real world performance of the car will take a couple of months time before it gets revealed. When it does, Lamborghini should possibly have a strong contender in the market. The company didn’t talk much about electric cars and autonomous driving so far but they are expected to start talking EVs soon to cope up with their competitors.
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