Lamborghini Huracan Performante Nurburgring Time - Legit or Fake?

Mar 06, 2017 09:30 AM EST | Ileen Jasmine

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Merely a few days before Lamborghini debuts the new Lamborghini Huracan Performante at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, scandal revolving around the car rise. Lamborghini announced on Wednesday that it had beaten the Nordschleife production car record by five seconds with the Performante.

The previous record holder was the Porsche 918 Spyder. The Spyder has 887 horsepower and highly sophisticated track-bred technologies which help it ferociously claw the pavement.

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante, on the other hand, has 625-640 horsepower. It is equipped with a lighter body and several aerodynamic upgrades.

With the celebration underway, some Nurburgring experts say something is amiss with the record-breaking Performante lap time. In his blog post, Bridge to Gantry's Dale Lomas expressed his thoughts on the historical record.

Lomas claimed that the lap time does not make sense when looking at the digital speedometer overlaid on the video posted by Lamborghini on YouTube. The time recorded was 6:52 around the 12-9-mile German race track.

Because of this, Lomas thinks it is highly possible that the video was sped up during editing. It could be a great explanation why the speeds do not add up.

In his blog, Lomas also took note of some speed discrepancies that appear to have come up with Lamborghini's video. This is assuming that the speeds shown in the video are based on readings sent from a GPS speedometer and not the wheel sensor speedometer on the car

Yahoo! News showed a photo of two gauges from the Huracan Performante lap video. They also posted further statements from Dale Lomas quoted from his blog post.

YouTuber Misha Charoudin.also expressed his doubts on Lamborghini's very own lap video. Lamborghini has yet to release a statement regarding these controversies.

Fans are hoping to get some clarity regarding the Lamborghini Huracan Performante before it's showcase on the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Watch the said video below.

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