Lamborghini reveals Huracan Evo  08 | 01 | 2019

    LAMBORGHINI HAS OFFICIALLY unveiled its facelifted Huracan. Named Huracan Evo — and featuring updates to its styling, chassis, engine and technology — the latest model is available to order now at Scotland’s Lamborghini dealership; prices start at £165,256 (excluding tax), and first deliveries are scheduled for the Spring. A Spyder convertible will follow in a few months. (Related: New 2018 Lamborghini Urus)

    The new Huracan Evo is the road-going version of the Black Bull Whisky-backed Lamborghini GT3 race car Scot Sandy Mitchell will race in this season’s Blancpain GT Endurance Series. (Related: Mitchell confirms 2019 Blancpain GT3 bid)


    The road-going coupe is powered by the same 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 as the outgoing Huracan, though the engine gains new Titanium intake valves and an uprated exhaust system. The result is 630bhp and 600Nm of torque; that’s 28bhp and 40Nm more than the previous Huracan.


    Power is delivered all four wheels via a seven-speed gearbox, and Lamborghini states the Evo will rocket from 0-62mph in 2.9secs, and carry on to a max in excess of 201mph. That puts its performance on par with the current Huracan Performante.

    The Huracan Evo retains the four-wheel drive system from the outgoing model. However, it does feature a number of updates, including a new rear-wheel steering system and four-wheel torque vectoring, as well as the new Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) central processing unit. The latter allows the chassis to be tailored to the driver’s preferences.


    There are further technological advances in the form of a revised version of Lamborghini’s Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI). Harvesting data collected from a collection of accelerators and gyroscopes which constantly monitor the road conditions, the system adjusts the car’s traction control, torque-vectoring system and adaptive suspension accordingly.


    The Huracan Evo also benefits from Lamborghini’s ANIMA controller. This allows the driver to fine-tuning of the Huracan’s characteristics, providing a choice of three driving modes; STRADA, SPORT and CORSA. The former is ideal for everyday use, with the latter two focused on more spirited driving and track use.


    Externally the latest model gets ew front and rear bumpers, fresh side skirts and new air intakes, plus unique 20-inch alloys. There’s also a high-mounted exhaust system exiting either side of the number plate, plus updates to the rear wing and front splitter. The most significant change at the rear is a new full-width intake echoing that of its recently updated Audi R8 sibling.


    The cabin of the Huracan Evo is trimmed in a blend of Alcantara and leather, while there is also a new 8.4-inch infotainment system. This controls everything from the climate control to the use of Apple CarPlay, and benefits from a more advanced voice command system than that used in the Aventador. Further options include a dual-camera telemetry system with a high-capacity hard disk.


    Through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program, buyers will be able to choose from a range of interior and exterior styling packages. There’s also an increased range of personalisation options — including new wheel and colour choices, plus Lightweight interior materials, including forged composits and a patented 'carbon skin' — ensuring owners can customise their new car exactly as they would prefer.


    Related: Mitchell gets Lamborghini global Lamborghini role

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    Jim McGill


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