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2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder first drive: King of curves

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You often can have too much of a good thing. Ice cream (stomachache), praise (overinflated self-esteem), money (not caring about your fellow human). But perfect, endless, traffic-free winding roads? There is no amount large enough. Proof comes from this seven-speed, paddle-shifted, all-wheel-drive 640-hp Lamborghini Huracan Performante convertible. No amount of hours spent behind the wheel can make this car feel pedestrian.

Whether the corner is short or long, on camber, off — no matter, this $308,859 Spyder will challenge you to take the next one faster. Even after spending hours on nothing but curvy roads. It’s almost zen-like. I’m clicking the giant, pressed carbon-fiber paddles between third and fourth gear, swapping focus between the yellow line to the left, the mountainside to my right and the road ahead, 100 percent concentration. The penalty for losing it ranges from an Italian reprimand to certain death.

That, I think, is what really excites people about these hyper-focused cars: the concentration. On a normal day, you’re watching TV, checking your email, playing with the kids. Even when you’re driving, you’re thinking about what you have to do when you get home, the next day at work, thet weekend. In the cockpit-like cabin of the Huracan Performante Spyder, there’s no time for stray thoughts. The exterior is more of the same. The mind thinks of only one thing: speed.

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