RE: Lamborghini Huracan Evo revealed

RE: Lamborghini Huracan Evo revealed

Monday 7th January

Lamborghini Huracan Evo revealed

Refreshed V10 supercar now comes with 640hp and aero enhancements



Lamborghini has kicked off the week by revealing the Huracan Evo, an updated version of its V10 supercar with more power and enhanced aerodynamics. On sale this spring, the Huracan now produces 640hp at 8,000rpm and 443lb ft of torque at 6,500rpm, boosts of 30hp and 30lb ft respectively; they're enough to send the car from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds.

That, you may have noted, is three tenths better than before and makes Lambo's baby model a tenth quicker to the mark than the more potent (albeit two-wheel drive) Ferrari 488 GTB. The top speed remains an ambiguous "greater than 325kph", or more than 202mph, which is unlikely to disappoint anyone.


Sant'Agata's engineers have provided the Evo with Lambo's latest four-wheel steering system, which - as it did in the Aventador SV that first used it - is said to provide enhanced agility, better stability and improved manoeuvrability. The latter applies to low-speed driving, where as the first two traits apply to the high-speed stuff and work alongside torque vectoring technology.

Lamborghini has emphasised that this tech is not just a reactive system but actually a highly complex one that is constantly evaluating driver input and road conditions, via the magnetorheological active suspension and available traction. Accelerometers and a gyroscope have been added to ensure the damping reacts as quickly as possible too, leaving the Evo's tech armoury looking pretty generous.


With all of that, it's little surprise that the 2019 iteration of the supercar has a raft of aerodynamic improvements, including a new front bumper with enlarged air intakes. Underneath, the floor has been reshaped for better efficiency, while at the back there's a new integrated spoiler to increase downforce. Added to this makeover, the updated Huracan now gets new 20-inch wheels bespoke to the model, wrapped - as was previously used - in Pirelli P Zero rubber.

Inside, much remains the same, although the Huracan's fighter-jet-mimicking cabin receives a new Alcantara mix. The most significant change, however, comes with new infotainment. Using an 8.4-inch HMI capacitive touchscreen, it's complete with the latest Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility. A new optional dual-camera telemetry system is now offered for those who want to record their performance stats.

Interested? For those keen on the refreshed Huracan Evo it'll cost £198,307; that's about £18k more than before, but with such a tantalising list of improvements it's hard to imagine that proving any hindrance to more sales.








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WCZ

Original Poster:

6,081 posts

131 months

Monday 7th January
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not really that much more appealing than a standard car imv

MagicMonkey

56 posts

112 months

Monday 7th January
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....and, just like that, scores of previous generation Performantes appeared on AutoTrader!!

easytiger123

1,506 posts

146 months

Monday 7th January
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WCZ said:
not really that much more appealing than a standard car imv
As I understand it, this will be the 'standard' Huracan

Brooking10

3,464 posts

78 months

Monday 7th January
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easytiger123 said:
WCZ said:
not really that much more appealing than a standard car imv
As I understand it, this will be the 'standard' Huracan
Yep this is the new standard car.

Some of the improvements carried over from the recently announced facelift of the R8.


a6khu

100 posts

164 months

Monday 7th January
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Just curious - does anyone know if the front track is still wider than the rears on the standard model?
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BigChiefmuffinAgain

79 posts

35 months

Monday 7th January
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One thing I've never really understood - When a model is updated with a "raft of aerodynamic improvements" is this really stuff which they have discovered since they first developed the car, or did they just leave this stuff off on purpose so they would have something to shout about second time round. Is the world of aerodynamics really evolving that much over the last 4 years or so.

After all, it still the same air....

LaurasOtherHalf

14,187 posts

133 months

Monday 7th January
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BigChiefmuffinAgain said:
One thing I've never really understood - When a model is updated with a "raft of aerodynamic improvements" is this really stuff which they have discovered since they first developed the car, or did they just leave this stuff off on purpose so they would have something to shout about second time round. Is the world of aerodynamics really evolving that much over the last 4 years or so.

After all, it still the same air....
Aero in roadcars, even at this level is still piffle. Alright some are better than others and any improvement is still an improvement but, it's still wky sales bullst.

fernando the frog

58 posts

5 months

Monday 7th January
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I prefer the pre facelift front but the post facelift rear

PHOENIXUK

2,143 posts

138 months

Monday 7th January
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The rear body coloured section lowers the car massively 'visually' for me the worst view of the Huracan was always the rear, in my eyes this transforms the car , love it.

R4PID

1,040 posts

182 months

Monday 7th January
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You had me at magnetorheological.

Clicks *add to basket*

amgmcqueen

1,323 posts

87 months

Monday 7th January
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VAG has ruined Lamborghini and destroyed it's soul.

They're just boring Audis now in pretty frocks, no harder to drive than a Golf. Give me a Diablo any day of the week.

BigR

118 posts

99 months

Monday 7th January
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amgmcqueen said:
VAG has ruined Lamborghini and destroyed it's soul.

They're just boring Audis now in pretty frocks, no harder to drive than a Golf. Give me a Diablo any day of the week.
Or saved them from the perpetual lurching from one financial crisis to the next and providing a product that people can buy - and drive - with confidence?

stumpyvtec

13 posts

80 months

Monday 7th January
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a despoilered performante. funny how the revised new cars look like the limited edition of the previous gen

458 speciale and 488 rear end almost identical
and its happened on the huracan perf and evo rears.

Never you mind

1,173 posts

49 months

Monday 7th January
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stumpyvtec said:
a despoilered performante. funny how the revised new cars look like the limited edition of the previous gen

458 speciale and 488 rear end almost identical
and its happened on the huracan perf and evo rears.
It's only got the ALA on the rear so not really a despoilered perf. Next Perf (or whatever it's going to be called) will be awesome I believe.


Oldwolf

402 posts

130 months

Monday 7th January
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When I read gyroscope I had an image or re-winding the string before each journey :-)



(Maybe it's just me!)

Dale487

830 posts

60 months

Monday 7th January
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Oldwolf said:
When I read gyroscope I had an image or re-winding the string before each journey :-)



(Maybe it's just me!)
There's at least two of us.

AmosMoses

3,078 posts

102 months

Monday 7th January
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I love it! those center exhausts look awesome cool

Obi Wan

1,903 posts

152 months

Monday 7th January
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Looks fantastic.

Hitch

5,496 posts

131 months

Monday 7th January
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10% price increase for a facelifted five year old car. Don't get me wrong I love this car, but is this a real price rise or a BREXIT Britain currency impact?

stumpyvtec

13 posts

80 months

Monday 7th January
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Never you mind said:
It's only got the ALA on the rear so not really a despoilered perf. Next Perf (or whatever it's going to be called) will be awesome I believe.
ah i stand corrected. but the high central exhausts and aggressive posterior is very performante-esq. also the colour coded diffuser need to be carbon or at least black. looksa like a mk7.5 fiesta ST rear bumper