The Huracán is dead – long live the naturally-aspirated 2019 Huracán Evo and its 8,000rpm redline… It’s got Performante power and rear-wheel steering on a baby Lambo for the first time ever
Is it weird that it’s only pushing on five years now since launch and the Lamborghini Huracán is starting to feel a bit stale? Preposterous, sure, and maybe it’s because there is so much activity in the supercar sphere with everyone launching limited editions and bespoke coachbuilt specials seeimingly every Tuesday. Even the folks in Sant’Agata are guilty of neglecting at the Huracán just a tad, with the Aventador SVJ and the one-off SC18 getting all the attention lately.
Anyway, now it’s the baby bull’s turn, and for its mid-life update the new 2019 Lamborghini Huracán Evo gets Performante levels of power plus a rear-wheel steering system for the first time.
Company boss Stefano Domenicali said he wanted an easy car to drive, which almost sounds ironic when you consider the car comes with 640 horsepower and 600Nm of torque. The peak is way up there at 8,000rpm, because of course the Huracán Evo is one of the last remaining naturally-aspirated supercars on the market with a mid-ship mounted 5.2-litre V10.
All-corner traction has Lamborghini quoting a zero to 100km/h time of 2.9 seconds and 200km/h coming up in 9.0 seconds. Top speed is claimed to be over 325km/h. Compared to the outgoing Huracán LP 610-4 that’s a considerable improvement, since the old car needs 3.2 seconds to reach 100km/h.
The way the Italians rein it all in is in huge part down to the new rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring on all four wheels, controlled by the latest electronics and a second-generation active suspension.
The Huracán Evo stands out with a new front bumper, new 20-inch wheels, and new exhausts positioned higher up in the rear fascia. It’s out of sight however where Lamborghini’s designers improved aero efficiency by more than five times compared to the previous Huracán, with a trick underbody featuring integrated aero flicks and flaps.
If you’ve got around AED960,000 to start with, go ahead and check out Lamborghini’s configurator where you can spec out your ideal 2019 Huracán Evo with all the carbon fibre and Alcantara you can handle.