Jeremy Clarkson has announced the Lamborghini Huracán Performante as his 2018 car of the year.
Jeremy Clarkson presented the award to Lamborghini’s Board Director for Research and Development, Maurizio Reggiani, at an awards event in News Corp’s London headquarters, where The Sunday Times and The Sun newspapers presented their inaugural motoring awards.
Jeremy Clarkson, who regularly writes motoring features for The Sunday Times, as well as hosting Amazon’s The Grand Tour, said: “This is about the car that appealed more than anything. You get into it and you don’t know what it is that’s tingling the back of your head, but you think ‘this thing’s good’. There’s something about it: it’s not the speed, it’s not the looks. There’s only really been one car in the last twelve months where I’ve had that feeling, and that’s the Lamborghini Huracán Performante.”
Featuring Lamborghini’s patented active aerodynamics system and aero vectoring, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and the open-top Spyder version represent a convergence of technologies to produce not only the best circuit times but the most dynamic and enjoyable road driving: the coupé’s V10 naturally-aspirated engine accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 325 km/h.