Lamborghini Huracan Evo revealed

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 ftΒ of torque atΒ 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 Β£198,307; that's about Β£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 07 Jan 2019

    not really that much more appealing than a standard car imv

  • MagicMonkey 07 Jan 2019

    ....and, just like that, scores of previous generation Performantes appeared on AutoTrader!!

  • easytiger123 07 Jan 2019

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

  • Brooking10 07 Jan 2019

    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 07 Jan 2019

    Just curious - does anyone know if the front track is still wider than the rears on the standard model?

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