Lamborghini has dished out a new and potent Huracan EVO super sports car based on the performance-focused Huracan Perfomante.
The Huracan EVO’s new design doe s not only exude flamboyance and road presence, but also allows for improved aerodynamics for enhanced driving dynamics. This new design benefits from a new front bumper, front splitter with integrated wing, with the enlarged front air intakes summing up the low slung front end. Side profile benefits from a hexagon window design and side air intakes. The rear-end of the Huracan EVO closely mimics that of the Performante, benefiting from a new sports exhaust system with twin outlets positioned high up in the rear bumper and an integrated spoiler sitting at the upper end of the tail makes for improved aerodynamic abilities that are also complemented by the dynamically shaped underbody. New 20” Aesir rims, dedicated to the EVO, are complemented by Pirelli P Zero tires.
The cockpit benefits a balanced out design between sportiness and luxury. The EVO specific trim comes in a mix of Alcantara and leather, with Arancio Dryope details matching the body tone. Optional design features include lightweight materials such as Carbon Forged Composites and Lamborghini’s patented Carbon Skin, a wide range of Style Packs in shiny black and body color as well as Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program, which offers virtually limitless opportunity for owners to customize their Lamborghini.
A new infotainment system is also available on the EVO, slotting advanced connectivity features that include a new 8.4inch HMI touchscreen with multi-finger gesture control located in the centre console. The screen allows for controlling functions such as the seats, climate control, LDVI system status, Apple CarPlay with smartphone integration. A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment including web radio and video player. The intuitive interface allows voice commands and puts the driver in touch with Siri. An optional dual-camera telemetry system is also available.
Mechanically, the Huracan EVO benefits from the same naturally aspirated 470kW/600Nm 5.2litre V10 engine also found in the performance-focused Performante model. This unit also benefits from Titanium intake valves and refined lightweight exhaust system that delivers a sonorous exhaust note. Thanks to the dry body weight of 1 422kg and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.11kg/kW, the Huracan is able to pounce from 0-100km/h in a claimed 2.9sec and can reach speeds of over 325km/h.
Keeping things in control under enthusiastic driving are a host of technical assistance features that include new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering and a torque vectoring system working on the four wheels, Enhanced Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) for enhanced cornering abilities, whilst the three driving modes ( STRADA, SPORT or CORSA) allow for an individualised driving experience.
The new Lamborghini EVO is set to go on sale in Spring 2019, with Mzansi availability yet to be confirmed.