Lamborghini Huracan EVO
It sounds like it, but is the new Huracan EVO more than just a mid-life facelift for Lamborghini’s supercar stalwart?
The Lamborghini Huracan is now four years old and having its mid-life crisis. With younger, fresher competition such as the Ferrari 488, McLaren 720S and the less expensive 600LT, Lamborghini have had to take a good look at the car’s appeal over the coming years. The result is the new EVO – the facelifted Huracan LP610-4.
The Huracan EVO in numbers
2.9 seconds to 62 mph – same as the Huracan Performante and quicker than the outgoing LP610-4 (3.2 secs)
5.2 litre V10 – no change
9.1 seconds to 124 mph (200 km/h) – almost identical to the Performante.
201+ mph top speed.
630 BHP & 600 NM of torque – gains 30 bhp
1,422 kg dry weight, same as the outgoing LP610-4
£198,000 starting price in the UK with taxes.
Lamborghini has sharpened up the design of the Huracan with a new front bumper, sills, intakes, engine cover, rear diffuser and spoiler. All are claimed to improve the Huracan’s aero but there are none of the clever ALA features from the Performante. The exhausts are now mounted higher in the rear of the car for a more motorsport-inspired look.
The interior has also been upgraded with a new touchscreen centre console, but the rest has remained largely the same which is no bad thing in our eyes. The infotainment system now includes Apple CarPlay.
Performance & handling
Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI)
The EVO features 4-wheel steering – a first for the Huracan – as well as a torque vectoring system. This is controlled by a new vehicle dynamics package (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI)) which should serve to improve handling and iron out the Huracan’s propensity to understeer.
Predictably quicker, more powerful and sharper than the LP610-4, the design changes should make it reasonably easy to tell apart from the outgoing model. Will this be enough to keep sales going until its replacement? The Huracan has always had bags of character – the use of the EVO moniker, Performante engine and signature duck-tail spoiler will almost certainly be enough for Lamborghini devotees, even in the face of competition from younger, more capable rivals.
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Gallery – Lamborghini Huracan EVO
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