Italian supercar maker Lamborghini kicks off 2019 with a blast by introducing the Huracan Evo. It may look like a very mild facelift, but the Huracan Evo boasts a raft of changes over the car it replaces.
Under the new car’s rear deck lid lies an uprated version of the high-revving 5,2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine. The Huracan Evo produces 470 kW at 8 000 r/min with 600 N.m of torque delivered at 6 500. Lamborghini claims that the Evo can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2,9 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 9,0 seconds. It has a top speed of more than 325 km/h.
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To help harness that extra power the Huracan Evo features new rear-wheel steering and a torque vectoring system working on all four wheels. These are controlled by a new ECU, which the firm refers to as Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).
LDVI fully integrates all of the car’s dynamic systems and is set-up to anticipate the next move and needs of the driver. A new traction control system together with the more advanced all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, allows traction to be directed to a single wheel as required.
New aero and appearance
A new front bumper gives the car a low-slung appearance and aids aerodynamic efficiency via the front splitter. A new wheel design further helps differentiate the Evos appearance from its predecessor. An integrated, slotted spoiler provides enhanced airflow over the rear end of the body. Twin outlets of the new sports exhaust system are positioned high up in the car’s rear bumper.
The Huracan Evo’s aero upgrades continue with the underbody, which has been shaped to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. The revised package improves downforce and aerodynamic efficiency more than five times over the first generation Huracán.
In his own words
“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 Huracan Evo. It takes the extraordinary abilities of the Huracan Performante and combines state-of-the-art vehicle dynamic control to amplify the everyday Huracan driving experience,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracan 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.”
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