2,500 HP Lamborghini Huracan Sets 247 MPH 1/2-Mile World Record on Street Tires

Lamborghini Huracan 247.25 MPH 1/2-Mile World Record 5 photos
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Over the past week, the Internet's velocity-obsessed side has been dominated by a debate on whether Bugatti would unlock the Chiron's 261 mph top speed, allowing the 1,500 hp hypercar to hit its full 285 mph potential, or not.
Well, instead of waiting to see what happens over in Molsheim, we'd rather show you what happens in the world of tuned hypercars, a realm that has stepped into hypercar performance territory for quite a while now.

The latest speed achievement in the field comes from Underground Racing, whose Lamborghini Huracan set a few record for its kind, moving on to grabbing a new standing half-mile world record over the weekend.

The pumped-up Raging Bull managed to hit a trap speed of 247.25 mph, so we could only imagine what it could do if given access to a longer stretch of tarmac.

Dubber UR3, this Huracan has been gifted with the specialist's most aggressive twin-turbo kit, the UR X, which means its hp number sits somewhere in the 2,500 hp region.

Don't get us wrong, we're not here to drop the kind of orange-to-apple comparo involving production and aftermarket-massaged machines. Nevertheless, these Lambos (the UR3 is obviously not alone in its speeding quest - heck, the Gallardo is still in service, having fought the Huracan for this record), are more suitable for street duties than they seem.

For one thing, the said record was set on Toyo R888 road-legal tires. Also, the Huracan and the Gallardo that fought for the record over the past weekend both came with complete interiors, so we're dealing with full weight supercars.

As a side note, the GT-R side of the half-mile and quarter-mile racing realm seems to be more inclined towards the stripped-out treatment than the Lambo camp. Then again, given the hefty factory scale footprint difference, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

Returning to the Huracan adventure we have here, we're inviting you to hit the "play" button below and let the boosted Sant'Agata Bolognese demon reveal its magic.

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