Huracan living outside?

Huracan living outside?

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dank

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1,119 posts

220 months

Friday 28th May
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Hi, considering moving into a Huracan at some point, can they live outside without a trickle charger ok? Also how low are they, i'd be getting one with nose lift, would this clear speed bumps and steep drives etc, currently have a 12C which easily clears bumps without lift.

BigR

272 posts

130 months

Saturday 29th May
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With a lift, yes, you'll be fine. NEVER buy one without a lift. I know a dealer who had been sent one by the factory and struggled to shift it for a long time, as the lift is basically mandatory.

That aside... well any car can live outside without a trickle charger. I guess the question is really about how long it stands idle for - that's the determining point of having a trickle charger on it. I don't drive mine much and probably for 4 mths of the year over the winter I leave it on a trickle charger as it doesn't get driven. But other than that there's no need to leave it on charge. The Huracan is an incredibly reliable car and despite knowing many owners, I've not heard of anyone having any problems with them at all. Mine is 4 years old and has never missed a beat, and after being in a garage for 4mths without moving, it starts up and drives as though it has just been put away.

Btw, may want to check the insurance options in respect of where it lives. Mine has to be garaged for example.

Pioneer

1,226 posts

99 months

Saturday 29th May
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Def. check out insurance first. Most off-the-shelf policies with insurers I tried all insisted it was garaged. We have a fairly large gated driveway where we can park out of sight of the road, cameras, security lights etc. That was still not good enough. You may need a specialist policy depending on pcode. In fact the car I purchased recently was partly based on the fact I could leave it outside. That's how much I didn't fancy having to empty the garages!!!

As to being outside, it should be fine through the summer assuming you're driving it fairly regularly. No way of getting a trickle charger to it for the winter? Also, if it's a Spyder I'd make sure the roof is well protected.

footsoldier

1,964 posts

160 months

Saturday 29th May
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I’ve had an EVo RWD for a couple of weeks, and would definitely go for the lift.
I’m not a fan of them being ‘must haves’ on everything, and have even had Porsche GT cars without, and a 488, but this seems lower and also less bump absorbent than some!
Great car though...

thebraketester

11,315 posts

106 months

Saturday 29th May
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dank said:
Hi, considering moving into a Huracan at some point,
Probably a little cramped…

andrew

9,293 posts

160 months

Saturday 29th May
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thebraketester said:
dank said:
Hi, considering moving into a Huracan at some point,
Probably a little cramped…
wink

dank

Original Poster:

1,119 posts

220 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Had a decent drive in a 580-2 and it does feel very different a beast from the McLaren - strangely it didn’t sound that loud, i expected it to be much louder, also didn’t feel as fast as the McLaren. Ride height with lift up was better than the McLaren for clearing speed bumps etc.

Driving position is definitely higher, like you are looking down at the road rather than the McLaren where you sit low and look straight out. I do wonder if I didn’t adjust the seat / steering wheel correctly????

Steering isn’t a direct as the McLaren but I did like the ease of driving, and the way you can feel the rear wheel drive when pressing on. I used my 12c in all weathers, is the 580-2 as useable or more twitchy, I wouldn’t of course be driving it hard in bad weather.

Build quality inside feels rock solid and very well build, also much more going in visually, dials and gauges and switches, McLaren’s are very minimal inside and feel a lot more loose and squeaky.

Lastly Lamborghini don’t seem to loose much value, prices are still high, wonder how much I’d loose over 2-3 years