Editors' pick: Originally published March 7.
Lamborghini has had some exciting weeks of late.
The Italian supercar maker unveiled the Huracan Performante ahead of the start of the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. To say the Performante has rip your face off power would be a gross understatement. The supercar is 40 kilograms lighter than a standard Huracan coupe, while also being more powerful. It churns out 640 horsepower from a 5.2 liter V10 engine, up from 610 horsepower in the standard Huracan. Top speed: 202 mph.
Lambo's Performante could also lay claim to a splashy record.
The car set a lap record in October 2016 of 6:52:01 minutes at the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany, five seconds faster than the previous record holder in the Porsche 918 Spyder. People can get their hands on the Performante this summer for a modest price of $274,390.
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Meanwhile, Lamborghini is fresh off revealing an arguably more impressive auto.
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The 2017 Aventador S features trademark aggressive Lamborghini styling, a lower and wider stance than its predecessor and Apple CarPlay (because listening to your '80s rock playlist is a must when doing 200 mph to the office in this beast).
To be sure, Lamborghini doesn't disappoint on the Aventador's performance either. A 6.5-liter V12 engine has been tweaked relative to its predecessor for higher output, gaining 40-horsepower that puts out a total of 740 hp and 509 pound-feet of torque. The Aventador S can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds, and boasts a top speed of 219 mph.
And for good measure, Lamborghini has introduced its first-ever four wheel steering system in a production car. The company says the Aventador's steering system -- which is basically akin to all-wheel drive -- provides better stability at high speeds and increased maneuverability at low speeds.
Despite the hefty price tag of about $424,000, the Aventador S has been met with brisk demand globally. "Pre-orders have been very strong," Lamborghini Chief Operating Officer Alessandro Farmeschi told TheStreet in an interview, adding that the U.S. has seen the most robust level of early buying interest. Farmeschi says the Aventador S will begin shipping to customers in the spring.
Watch the Aventador being unveiled for the first-time in New York City.
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