The Lamborghini Huracan Performante has been revealed and detailed ahead its full debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

The car's major styling changes coincide with a reduction in dry weight of 40kg, which comes about chiefly thanks to new front and rear spoilers, bonnet, bumpers, and diffusers that are made from a "forged composite" of aluminium and carbon-fibre.

On the inside, this forged composite material has also been used for the Performante's air vents, shifter paddles, centre console trim, and door handles.

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Behind the passenger cell is a reworked version of the company's 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine. For the Performante, the V10 now has a bronze manifold, a redesigned exhaust, and titanium valves.

These changes help the engine to deliver 470kW of power at 8000rpm, and 600Nm of torque at 6500rpm. That's up 20kW and 40Nm from the Huracan LP610-4. Drive goes to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

With a dry weight of 1382kg, the Huracan Performante is capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, hitting the 200km/h milestone in 8.9s, and onwards to a top speed over 325km/h. Earlier this week, the company released a video of the Performante lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife in six minutes and 52 seconds - the new production car record.

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The Performante rides on stiffer suspension coupled to 20-inch forged alloy wheels with standard Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, or optional Pirelli Trofeo R street-legal racing tyres.

Stopping power comes from a braking package that includes ventilated and cross-drilled carbon ceramic discs at all four corners, with six-piston callipers at the front, and four-pot units at the rear. Lamborghini claims that the Performante can come to a stop from 100km/h in 31 metres.

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Australia

The Lamborghini Huracan Performante will begin arriving in Australian driveways from this winter. The car's starting price is $483,866, inclusive of taxes but before on-road costs.