The Huracan has always played second fiddle to its big brother, the Aventador, in terms of performance, styling, and – let’s face it – monetary appreciation. But this new facelift from Lamborghini sees the baby of the range return with more angles, more aero, and more power. To commemorate these improvements, they’ve also given it a longer name: the Lamborghini Huracan Evo.
Power, that’s what you’re here for isn’t it? It matches the power figures of the Performante with 631bhp and 443lb ft at 8000rpm and 6500rpm respectively. That’s 30bhp and 29lb over the now historic Huracan LP-610. Can you believe it’s been five years now since it was originally released? Anyway, these very imposing figures means it can reach 62mph in a claimed 2.9 seconds, 124mph in 9 seconds dead, and will drive straight on to 202mph.
But this is the least impressive part of the car. We have to remember, we’re at an age where every car has to perform well on this one track that people have nicknamed the Green Hell. Therefore, it boasts an array of clever computery bits that the boys in Italy have named ‘Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata’, and which are mostly nicked from the Aventador. Like, four-wheel steering, stability control and torque-vectoring – all things that shave seconds off a lap time.
This computer is so powerful in fact, that according to Lamborghini it can actual predict the future. It then manipulates the different systems of the car to cope with what you’re about to do. While that may not be so useful in Knightsbridge, on the Nurburgring it can make a sloppy driver look like a hero. Or me look like a sloppy driver. Gyroscopes and other sensors also monitor lateral, longitudinal and vertical movements, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rates and the car will adjust accordingly. All very intelligent stuff.
Back to what we know. Power is sent to each of the four wheels through 7-speed dual clutch. And things like traction control, throttle sensitivity and the set up of the revised magnetorheological suspension can all be tuned individually to suit your needs. The interior also suits your needs with a new touch screen and oh is it gorgeous.
There’s only one more question: how does it drive?