A Street-Legal Lamborghini Just Broke The Fastest Half Mile Car In The World Speed Record


Quite a week for speed this has been. First, we reported on Volkswagen’s futuristic I.D. R Pikes Peak all-electric supercar obliterating the Pikes Peak Hill Climb speed record. And now we get to report on an Underground Racing twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan breaking the half-mile speed record.

The 3,000-horsepower Huracan dusted its previous record half-mile run of 257 mph, which beat the previous half-mile speed record of 250.27 mph (also posted by this same Lamborghini and beat the previous record of 247.25 mph set by, you guessed it – a Underground Racing Huracan), with a new record run of 259.67 mph in Colorado for the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack.

Here’s the 247.25 mph run, set in 2016…

Here’s the 250.27 mph run, set in May 2017…

Here’s the 257 mph half-mile run, set in August 2017…

And here’s their latest effort, the 259.67 mph run, set a few days ago…

To put that 259.67 mph half-mile run in perspective, it takes the new $3.3 million, 1500 hp Bugatti Chiron over three times as long to get up to the same speed.

Another comparison, though like with the Chrion is not really fair, since Underground Racing’s Huracan has been heavily modified, is the fact that when the Koenigsegg Agera RS set its speed record of 277.9 mph it still needed just over one mile to reach 249 mph.

Insane.

[Motor Authority]