It's the supercar we've all been waiting for – say hello to the new Huracan Evo.
Lamborghini's follow up to the phenomenal Huracan had to be good. And, luckily for us, the brand new Huracan Evo (Evolution, get it?) is a more than worthy successor.
It has the same powertrain as the Performante, a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated mid-mounted V10 which will produce 640bhp at 8,000rpm and 443lb-ft of torque.This combined with a dry weight of 1,422kgs means this beast is capable of 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds (0.3 seconds faster than the Huracan) and a top speed of 201mph. A fantastic start.
Lambo have touted the Evo as a next generation supercar in terms of dynamic control and aerodynamics. First up, there is LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) which includes four-wheel steering, borrowed from the Aventador S, and the torque vectoring system. And then there is the second version of Lamborghini's Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) which controls the lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate. With Lamborghini's enhanced Dynamic Steering (LDS) thrown into the mix, Lamborghini boast that the Evo will "anticipate the next move and needs of the driver, interpreting this into perfect driving dynamics".
The Evo also gets an aggressive aero treatment to complement the all-wheel steering, most notably Lamborghini's innovative Active Aerodynamics System (ALA). Essentially this utilises two independent spoilers to maximise or minimise drag and therefore downforce. Under full acceleration, this makes the Evo as slippery as an eel, and under braking, pushes the car into the road to increase grip. Not only this, but it can split the downforce during a turn, providing more downforce on the inside wheels where it needs it most, allowing for higher cornering speeds and a lower steering angle. Pretty clever, hey? If you're interested, we have included a video below which demonstrates in more detail how ALA works.
There is a new front splitter with an integrated wing and the titanium air intake valves get a new better-looking and more aggressive shape. The rear gains more brutal-looking diffusers and a duck lip spoiler to imitate the "naked" look of the GT3. The twin exhaust pipes of the lightweight exhaust system are even larger than those on the Performante and slightly repositioned, meaning your ears are in for a treat. There is also a new engine cover and new 20-inch Aesir Y-spoke alloys wheels. In short, this is one beautiful machine.
Inside, the Evo features a touchscreen for the first time, an 8.4-inch infotainment system located just above the Start button and able to be operated by gesture control. Snazzy. It also incorporates smartphone integration, voice command and navigation. And, praise be, Lamborghini have kept the ANIMA drive controller with its Strada, Sport and Corsa mode. Dual Camera Telemetry and Hard Disk are optional extras and only essential for boring friends about your latest track day.
The Evo shown in the photos released by Lamborghini is finished in Arancio Xanto which is new to the Evo. However, there are a range of colours and combinations available. If, like us, you're a bit of a car geek, you can have a play on Lamborghini's configurator here.
The Huracan Evo starts at £165,256 before taxes and options. Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to have one available at Premier GT soon.