Lamborghini graced us with the pinnacle of track performance four years ago with the Huracan. The lauded moniker soon evolved from a mere mind-boggling iteration to a deserved perfection with the Performante. And it is capable of putting up a vicious fight against the best track weapons out there.
Keeping that in mind, the Italian carmaker has now prepared a subtle update to keep the moniker looking and feeling fresh as it reaches half of its lifecycle. Christened as the Huracan Evo, the model is expected to go on sale after its reported launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March, priced from $261,274.
Lamborghini has poured significant upgrades on the new model while retaining the intoxicating silhouette. Distinct features on the Lamborghini Huracan Evo after a cursory glance include the new front and rear fascias. The rear, in particular, features a new design for the main vent which is now spread through the width of the car.
Lamborghini has also upgraded the standard Huracan’s chassis sensors and magnetic suspension for increased precision to avail better response.
Apart from that, the exhaust tips on the car have been placed slightly higher to match the positioning on the Performante. In the same breath, the output figures on the Evo match the likes of the Performante at 640hp and 599Nm of torque.
The 5.2-litre V10 engine is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission with an all-wheel-drive powertrain. The car warps to triple-digit speeds in a mere 2.9 seconds with a claimed top speed to be in excess of 325kph.
To juice out the maximum out of the potential engine, Lamborghini has used four-wheel-steering along with an improved torque vectoring system that can vary torque to individual wheels. Apart from that, the Italians have also developed a computer system that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour. This smart system integrates all of the dynamic systems and setup in order to anticipate the next move of the driver via inputs from steering wheels, brake and the accelerator pedal.
To juice out the maximum out of the potential engine, Lamborghini has used a four-wheel-steering along with an improved torque vectoring system that can vary torque to individual wheels
Lamborghini has also upgraded the standard Huracan’s chassis sensors and magnetic suspension for increased precision to avail better response. The new steering system is claimed to have better agility and low speed and improved stability at high speeds, thanks to the new four-wheel steering.
Au contraire, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo does not enjoy the same aero trickery as the Performante. However, Lamborghini states that there is greater downforce available due to improved aerodynamics. Up front, the Evo sports a new splitter along with larger intakes in the side skirts.
Inside the car, the Evo comes with a new touchscreen display that is added to the centre stack, measuring 8.4-inches with Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.