The updated Lamborghini Huracan is here with more power, aggressive styling, and a new name.
Just a few days ago, we learned the Lamborghini Huracan is getting a facelift thanks to leaked images. A mid-cycle update would make sense, considering the supercar went on sale four years ago. Now, Lamborghini has lifted the wraps off the updated Huaracan, which features more aggressive styling, a new infotainment system, and a more powerful engine lifted from the impressive Nurburgring-lap-record-setting Huracan Performante. To signify these major changes, the latest version even has a new name: the Huracan Evo.
Power is provided by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine that produces 640 hp at 8,000 rpm and 442 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm while emitting an "emotional and powerful sound" thanks to titanium intake valves and a refined lightweight exhaust system.
With a dry weight of 3,134 pounds, the Huracan Evo has an impressive weight-to-power ratio of 4.89 lb/hp, allowing the updated supercar to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and from 0-124 mph in nine seconds before topping out at 201 mph. Braking from 62 mph to a standstill is achieved in just 104 feet.
The Huracan Evo also features new rear-wheel steering for extra agility and a four-wheel torque vectoring system. At its heart is a new Central Processing Unit that "controls every aspect of the car's dynamic behavior, fully integrating all of the car's dynamic systems and set-up to anticipate the next move and needs of the driver, interpreting this into perfect driving dynamics".
The active suspension has also been updated with instantly adaptable dampers and the all-wheel-drive system now supports power transfer to only one wheel.
As we saw from the leaked photos, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo looks more aggressive than its predecessor thanks to a new front bumper with a splitter that features an aero-enhancing built-in wing. There's also larger, reshaped air intakes, and the twin exhaust tips are now positioned higher up the car's rear bumper for a meaner look. An integrated ducktail spoiler further enhances the air flow. Amazingly, Lamborghini claims these styling changes improve the downforce and aerodynamic efficiency more than five times over the first generation Huracan. Rounding off the exterior changes is a new four-layer color called Arancio Xanto and 20-inch Aesir wheels exclusive to the Evo wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires.
Big changes can also be found in the cabin. The center console now incorporates a new 8.4-inch touchscreen with multi-finger gesture control, which can operate functions such as the seats, climate control, and Apple CarPlay. The intuitive interface also supports voice commands and an optional dual-camera telemetry system, while the new Evo trim features a mix of Alcantara and leather, with Arancio Dryope details matching the exterior.
"Lamborghini is intent on leading the advance to the highest level of super sports car technologies and driving emotion. This is the essence of the new Huracán Evo. It takes the extraordinary abilities of the Huracán Performante and combines state-of-the-art vehicle dynamic control to amplify the everyday Huracán driving experience," said Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini.
"The Huracán Evo is the very definition of evolution: it is a step ahead, redefining the segment parameters. It is remarkably easy to drive, while delivering the most responsive, sensory and agile driving experience, in every environment."
Deliveries of the Lamborghini Huracan Evo will start in the spring, with prices starting at $261,274 in the US. Additional Style Packs will be available at an additional cost.