There are many things we naturally anticipate when Lamborghini unveils a new model at the Geneva International Motor Show. We expect it to be fast, forward-thinking, luxurious, expensive, and we expect to be impressed. Leave it to the folks at Lamborghini to surprise us by making us feel nostalgia, too, when they unveiled the Hurácan Performante Spyder.
This car is the true-to-life embodiment of your favorite Matchbox, the one your childhood friends knew not to touch unless they wanted a fight. It is, to put it plainly, a damn cool car. And it knows it.
A convertible take on the Hurácan Performante, the Spyder drops the top and 35kg, gains 30 hp and the distinction of the best power-to-weight ratio in the Hurácan Spyder range, and steals the show. In a year when every maker seems to be competing to create a body smoother than a baby seal, Lamborghini doesn’t shy away from angles. Employing patented Lamborghini Active Aerodynamics and Forged Composites with the aluminum/carbon fiber hybrid chassis, the convertible’s sharp lines make for a high-performing machine that is thrilling to drive. 0-62 in 3.1 seconds and a max speed of 201 mph come courtesy of the revamped 640-hp V10 engine with optimized fluid-dynamics at exhaust and intake and LDF 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Adaptive Network Intelligence Mangement gives each driver control over the driving mode while the Electronic Power Steering system adapts to every driving style to deliver the power you need no matter the driving mode.
The model starts at $309,000 and is customizable to make it uniquely yours. The breathtaking matte blue exterior shown at Geneva with contrast yellow brake calipers, interior accents, and stitching is an artistic triumph that will be tough to beat, but those with deep wallets and a love for the kind of robust luxury that only Lamborghini can provide are welcome to try.