New Huracan Blowing; Evo Model Gets More Power, More Aggression
New to the Huracan Evo is a rear-wheel steering system.
Lamborghini is giving the Huracan a refresh. But instead of the new fascia and wheel covers other automakers might apply to their wares, this bull gets an appropriately raging set of changes. Like a new aero package, a bunch more power, and an all-new computer system that the company says offers “perfect driving dynamics.”
It starts with a modified version of the current model’s 5.2L V10. For the Huracan Evo, the engine is boosted to 640 hp at 8,000 rpm. combine that with 442 lb-ft of torque. That’s the same power as the Performante, though in a slightly heavier trim package.
The extra power lets the car hit 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and 200 km/h in 9.0 from a stop. Flat out, the Evo will hit more than 325 km/h. That makes the new car 0.2-seconds quicker to 100 and gives it a higher top speed than before.
New to the Huracan Evo is a rear-wheel steering system. It also has a torque vectoring system that can distribute power to all four wheels in the way that maximizes handling. But it’s the new Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata processing system that is the real party trick. It’s a central processing system that integrates every part of the car’s dynamic systems. Lamborghini says that it can anticipate the needs and next moves of the driver. And that it can turn that into ” perfect driving dynamics.” Which is no doubt a very bold statement, and one we can’t wait to put to the test.
Added to the system is a new version of the automaker’s Piattaforma Inerziale set of accelerometers and gyroscopes. The sensors monitor pitch, roll, yaw, and what the vehicle is doing at all times. The system feeds input to version 2.0 of Lamborghini’s magnetic shocks, which it says instantaneously adjust damping.
More than what’s under the skin, there are exterior changes to the latest Huracan as well. Like a new front splitter in a new bumper. There are also revised side air intakes. The whole thing gets a whole lot more geometric. With more hexagons on more surfaces, including the side glass, wheels, and the new intakes. Lambo says the new car has “efficiency more than five times” when it comes to downforce and aero, though they didn’t say exactly what that means.
Inside, there’s a new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It gets Apple CarPlay and real-time status of the LDVI system. A new Evo-only trim offers a mix of Alcantara and leather.
First deliveries of the car will start this spring.
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