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The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder has been spied near and in the Volkswagen Group’s Nurburgring test centre.

Even with the camouflage wrap on, the Huracan Performante Spyder looks like it will carry over all of the exterior modifications from its fixed roof sibling, including new front and rear fascias, a high mounted set of exhaust tips, and a large rear wing.

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Like the coupe version, we expect the Huracan Performante Spyder to be powered by a modified 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine.

Equipped with a new bronze manifold, a redesigned exhaust, and titanium valves, the Huracan Performante coupe’s engine develops 470kW of power at 8000rpm, and 600Nm of torque at 6500rpm. That’s an extra 20kW and 40Nm over the Huracan LP610-4.

Fitted with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard, the Performante coupe is capable of reeling off the 0-100km/h standard in 2.9 seconds, going from 0-200km/h in 8.9s, and hitting a top speed of over 325km/h.

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Compared to the LP610-4 coupe, the Huracan Performante coupe has a dry weight of 1382kg, or 40kg less. The weight reduction is primarily thanks to a “forged composite” of aluminium and carbon-fibre, which is used for the front and rear spoilers, bonnet, bumpers, diffusers, cabin air vents, shifter paddles, centre console trim, and door handles.

The Huracan Performante coupe made its debut in March at the 2017 Geneva motor show. That suggests the Spyder version is still a few months away, at least, with the earliest likely debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2017.

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