Lamborghini Huracán Performante gains twin turbochargers

US-based AMS Performance has fitted a pair of snails to the Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The Lamborghini Huracán is known for its glorious naturally aspirated V10 power plant, but as is the way of the tuner world, AMS Performance has decided it requires a pair of turbochargers. Coming in at the price of $44,999 (approx. £36,600) installed, the package pumps the Italian supercar up to over 900bhp from the standard car’s 631bhp.

At the heart of the ‘Alpha 9’ package are two Garrett turbochargers, with a pair of intercoolers, motorsport-grade heat exchangers and ECU and transmission tuning all provided to help produce the figure. Engineered to be factory quality or better, the kit raises power to in excess of 900bhp on standard 93 Octane fuel and around 600lb ft of torque – even more power can be had with higher-quality petrol.

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As you’d expect, performance is impressive. Though the 0-62mph time isn’t disclosed (presumably due to the need for the turbochargers to spool), 60-100mph comes in a simply ridiculous 2.19sec, 60-130mph in a quoted 4.69, and the quarter-mile sprint at 9.0sec on road-legal rubber – for reference, the standard car is said to complete the quarter-mile in around 10.4sec.

Available only on the Huracán Performante, the package utilises the model’s factory-fitted active aerodynamics system to provide more than just straight-line performance. Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) adopts forged composite components for weight savings, with active aero allowing the rear wing to produce less downforce and drag when it’s not needed – it can even be used for ‘aero vectoring’, aiming to improve the model’s cornering abilities.

Also available with the Alpha 9 package is the ability to switch engine maps on the go. A highly restrictive ‘Valet’ mode helps to prevent any nasty spool-induced accidents, with other options allowing the driver to increase power depending on the octane level of the fuel.

Installation takes place at AMS Performance’s Chicago headquarters or at a certified builder, and takes days instead of the months usually associated with such a conversion.

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