Every year, at the Geneva Motor Show, I fall in love again with the Lamborghini hurricane. In 2016, the Italian brand more closely associated with the yellow color introduced a Red Hurricane. I fainted. In 2017, the color of choice was orange. I was delighted. By 2018, Lamborghini is intensifying its cosmetic alterations by also making its last Hurricane convertible. The new Performante Hurricane Spyder, painted a magnificent matt blue color, made its debut here in Geneva, and once again I am delighted with it.
The truth about this car is that its proportions are basically perfect. It is angular, yes, but not so much as to offend the human eye or the laws of aerodynamics. It is also aerodynamic, but not so much as to look identical to any other supercar that tries to achieve the shortest possible time of 0-60. The Hurricane has both character and performance, and that's why it's the Geneva Motor Show's perennial car that I just have to take photos of.
Naturally, Lamborghini could not launch a new variant of the Hurricane without it being the most powerful so far. The Performante Spyder weighs 35 kg less than its predecessor 4WD Spyder, and is built with a composite of aluminum and carbon fiber, which Lamborghini calls Forged Composites. The 640 horsepower V10 engine has been "completely updated and redesigned, with fluid dynamics optimized both at the entrance and the exit". The maximum speed is 201 mph and from 0 to 62 mph in about 3.1 seconds. Oh, and it sounds incredible, which is an important aspect for a car meant to be driven from the top down.
Lamborghini prices for this Hurricane convertible have risen considerably relative to the original coupe, with Europeans expected to spend € 220,000, before taxes, and Americans being asked for $ 309,000, also before taxes. Not that it's a surprise, but look and sound fabulous in the hottest Lambo summer will not be cheap.