The Lamborghini Huracan Performante has broken the lap record around the Coach’s management of the track for our full road test.
As part of our comprehensive road test, Autocar puts the machines through their paces in a seven-corner, 1.53-mile handling track, which is located at the MIRA proving ground in Nuneaton. It is a high speed track designed to carry the cars to the edge of your grip and to test its stability at high speed. The fastest recorded speed on the track was 131.6 mph, achieved by the McLaren 720S.
The Hurricane has lapped the circuit in 1m 05.30 seconds during a recent road test, which you can read in its entirety in this week’s issue of the journal Coach. It eclipsed the previous mark of 1m 05.70 seconds set by the Porsche 918 Spyder.
These are the 20 best cars that have been filmed the Autocar handling track:
1 Lamborghini Hurricane Performante: 1:05.30
Lamborghini has done, blows strong and long-standing in the first place, the holder, the Porsche 918 Spyder around our dry handling track. The Performante is not only breaking hearts around our track, his recent performance at the Nürburgring has firmly issued a bedroom wall favourite already.
2 Porsche 918 Spyder: 1:05.70
It could be four years of age, and that could only be sixth in the top of the road-legal lap at the Nürburgring, but the Porsche 918 Spyder has just been bumped from the starting point of all our handling circuit, nearly half a second ahead of the closest rival, but at the same time the pace of the new champion of the circuit.
You can read our Porsche 918 Spyder review here.
3 McLaren 720S: 1:06:10
McLaren on the war path with the 720S, beating all of its direct rivals, and even the more powerful and hardcore P1 in the process. It is also one of the most recent entries in our top 20, so that its position on the podium is not necessarily guaranteed for a long time.
You can read our McLaren 720S review here.
4 McLaren P1: 1:06.80
The big daddy of McLaren completes the top three, surpassed only by their 720S team-mate, and its fiercest rival, the Porsche 918 Spyder. It is close to, although just 1.1 sec separating the two. Your model, codenamed P15, might change things in a couple of months, however.
You can read our McLaren P1 review here.
5= Radical SR3 SL: 1:08.00
The radical, erm, Radical is one of the most extreme road-legal cars there. With 300bhp touch, it is also the least powerful in our top 20, but with a weight of a feather 765kg, and is the second lightest after the Ariel Atom 500 V8. Is the level of bonding with the Ferrari 488 GTB on its lap time.
You can read our Radical SR3 SL review here.
5= Ferrari 488 GTB: 1:08.00
Ferrari sneaks into the top five in a fourth place tie with the Radical SR3 SL. Has more than double the power (661bhp) of the Radical and weighs about double that of the car also. A version more hot similar to the 458 Speciale was unrestrained at the time of the arrival, however.
You can read our Ferrari 488 GTB review here.
6= McLaren 650S Spider: 1:08.30
Yes, another McLaren, this time is the father of the 720S, the 650S. With just 0.3 seconds between it and the Ferrari 488 GTB, there is something of a tense rivalry in our league table. The McLaren is lighter than the Ferrari, but has 641bhp – 20bhp down on the 488.
You can read our McLaren 650S Spider review in here.
6= Ferrari 458 Speciale: 1:08.30
Complete the Ferrari-McLaren sandwich is the 458 Speciale – Ferrari hot range-topper for the 458 range. It is clear to see the change of pace in the Ferrari of performance; entry level 488 is faster than this warmed-up supercar.
You can read our Ferrari 458 Speciale review in here.
6= Mercedes-AMG GT R: 1:08.30
The fastest car with a three-pointed star on the circuit of Nürburgring is the sixth around our circuit. Mercedes says that there is an unprecedented level of motorsport technology in one of its production cars for the GT R and it has clearly paid off.
You can read our Mercedes-AMG GT R review in here.
10 Ariel Atom 500 V8: 1:08.40
There was never going to be a lighter car on this list that the Ariel Atom, which tips the scales at 550kg. With a 475bhp, 3.0-liter V8 sitting behind the driver, which has a power-to-weight 864bhp; one of the highest on this list. No wonder it cracked the top ten, then.
You can read our Ariel Atom 500 V8 review here.
11 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 1:08.50
Fading in the top ten is the car that opened a new path when the Volkswagen Group revived the Bugatti: the Veyron. At his fastest, Super Sport iteration, it can hit 268mph, and 62 mph happens in just 2.5 seconds. A weight of 1838kg away from climbing higher up on our leaderboard.
You can read our Bugatti Veyron Super Sport review here.
12= Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: 1:08.60
The F12 Berlinetta is the 731bhp helped the car make it onto this list, and his status as Ferrari’s production of the badge makes it a blast to drive on the road or the track. It has been replaced by the 812 Superfast, but that is so recent that we have not had the opportunity to put it to the test at our track yet.
You can read our Ferrari F12 Berlinetta review in here.
12= McLaren MP4-12C: 1:08.60
Yes, another McLaren. This time, it’s the MP4-12C, the first car from McLaren Automotive in 2010. Two generations later, the 720S is second only to close to a million pound hypercar and the MP4-12C is attached to the joint 11 in our rankings table.
You can read our McLaren MP4-12C review here.
14 McLaren 570S: 1:08.70
McLaren’s ‘baby’ Sports Series supercar, the 570S, is just 0.1 sec, the rhythm of his Series on the Super old, the MP4-12C. I still have that fearsome twin-turbo V8, but with 562bhp in place of the increasingly greater power output from its bigger siblings, but marked their territory is nothing special, 13th place in our top 20.
You can read our McLaren 570S review here.
15= Ferrari 458 Italia: 1:08.90
Just 0.9 s separating the 458 Italia replacement, the 488 GTB, but that 0.9 sec represents ten places in our best lap times from qualifying. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the hot version of its predecessor is not far behind.
You can read our Ferrari 458 Italia review here.
15= McLaren MP4-12C Spider: 1:08.90
The fall of the top version of McLaren Automotive’s first model coincides with its closest rival, in coupe form, around our track. Not impressive enough? His brother coupé was a 0.4 sec faster.
You can read our McLaren MP4-12C Spider review in here.
17 Ferrari 430 Scuderia: 1:09.50
The 430 Scuderia is the last Ferrari in our top 20, but if it was a top 21, the F430 – the kitchen of the version of this heated model – would have appeared. The Scuderia to improve the quality of his or her counterpart at our track for half a second, which means that a quarter of our top 20 fastest are the Modena is the best.
You can read our Ferrari 430 Scuderia review in here.
18= 997 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 1:09.60
A brace of Porsche 911s sitting in the final four places, with, surprisingly, the previous generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS to strengthen the joint fastest 911 lap time around our track. But once we have the new, blisteringly fast 911 GT2 RS in the circuit, it is possible that this will change.
You can read our Porsche 911 997 GT3 RS review here.
18= 991 Porsche 911 Turbo S: 1:09.60
The range-topper between the 911 Turbo range is the Turbo S and, as expected, is the other half of the quickest Porsche 911 lap time, sharing the position 18 in the general with the previous generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS – 572bhp from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 sec is going to do that.
You can read our 991 Porsche 911 Turbo S review here.
20 997 Porsche 911 GT2: 1:09.70
Then, nicknamed Porsche’s wildest road car (with the exception of the Carrera GT), the 997 GT2, with a relatively modest 523bhp, takes 19. The best thing about the 911 GT2, though? It is a pussycat to drive.
You can read our 997 Porsche 911 GT2 review here.