Benvenuti nel mondo di Lamborghini!
There’s a front active spoiler which acts dually for maximizing downforce for high speed cornering and high stability and, to minimize drag for top acceleration and top speed. This is achieved by switching of an internal flap inside the front spoiler between two positions. The different air passage paths then either provide a minimal drag or a maximal downforce depending upon the configuration of the internal flap previously mentioned.
There’s a rear active wing too, which consists of another such valve-shaped-flap internally present into the main wing structure. This is also integrated for dual purpose solving, i.e. the maximizing of downforce in high speed cornering situations for stability and the other for minimizing of drag once the car starts to accelerate and gain speed.
Usually these two flaps work in conjunction with one another to provide a profound complete effect on whatever action the car’s computer decides.
Upon activation of the ALA system, whenever throttle is floored and the car accelerates crazily, the spoilers position themselves so as to minimize drag. When a corner is encountered, the configuration is such that maximum downforce is obtained and the car stops with a good brake bite and aids the carbon ceramic rotors eventually.
Lamborghini say that this braking assist solution adds a whopping 750% addition to the mid corner stability in the braze zones on track.
NOW, IT MUST BE OCCURRING TO YOU AS THE SAME SOLUTIONS WHICH FERRARI’S BEEN USING FOR THE LAFERRARI WHERE THERE ARE BOTTOM MOUNTED FLAPS ON THE UNDERBODY PROJECTIONS UPFRONT AND AT THE BACK, or that it is just a computer which once used to handle the active aero packages on the rear wing, now is assigned a task to take care of the frontal flaps too.
But it is much more complex than that. And revolutionary too.
Most amongst us must have heard about torque vectoring technology being implemented in modern day super and sports cars for correcting understeer when cornering around the track at elevated speeds. The differential unit tackles the outer wheel losing traction by selective power and torque delivery to the inner cornering wheel for instant pulling and perfect execution of the turn maneuver.
Cars like some Audis, BMWs, Acuras etc use this technology in their sports sedans and track special counterparts
EVER HEARD OF SOMETHING CALLED AERO-VECTORING???
Say you’re driving a Lamborghini integrated with the ALA dynamics. You’re on the track and are pushing the limits off this bull you’re riding. You encounter a corner and wish to tackle it with throttle application on slight understeer, which has been the character of many past gen Lamborghinis.
THE ALA CHIPS IN.
The inside of the car (with respect to the turn), optimizes the active aero for maximizing drag for improved traction and grip, while the outer portion retains configuration for proper acceleration.
INNOVATIVE AND AMAZING, AIN’T IT?
THIS IS LAMBORGHINI AUTOMOBILI FOR YOU.
PURE, RAW, SOPHISTICATED.
Hold up ma nerdizzles!
Say hello to the HURACAN PERFORMANTE, saying folk shizzles!
Remember some car reviews featuring an important mention about it being tested and then consequently built at the Nurburgring? These cars are track veterans and are ready to devour any street or strip you may find, having braved the high undulations and down lows at the world’s most popular test track, Nurburgring, Germany.
One such Lamborghini which was engineered with the ALA and for conquering the German track, was the Huracan. And the newer, faster and the meaner version came to be known as the Huracan Performante.
Let’s watch a video of studying the extreme performance of the Performante on track:
So, what happens next?
One word, TRIUMPH.