Verdict: Lamborghini Huracan Evo driven

Paul Wallace discovers that the new Huracan Evo is more than just a mid-life facelift on both track and road in Bahrain.

The mid-life facelift is the automotive equivalent of music’s Difficult Second Album.

Does  Lamborghini do just enough to give sales of the middle-aged Huracan a restorative shot in the arm and focus on the next generation of its entry-level supercar, or does it go all out and take the fight to the Ferrari 488 and McLaren 720S?

Lamborghini Huracan EVO – specification and first look

Lamborghini has comprehensively re-engineered the Huracan. The new rear wheel steering and torque vectoring is integrated with the existing dynamic steering, magnetic dampers, traction systems and powertrain  using a new predictive electronic brain –  Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).

In short – that’s software. And there’s always a danger that software will detract from the driving experience in a car that is already seen as lacking in organic feel.

Pleasingly, most people who have driven the EVO report that in fact the new Huracan feels more alive than ever.