2019’s first major automotive announcement is the evolution of the best seller from Sant’ Agata Bolognese. Lamborghini has announced the mid life upgrade of the Lamborghini Huracán in the guise of the Huracán EVO.
“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 Huracán EVO. It takes the extraordinary abilities of the Huracán Performante and combines state-of-the-art vehicle dynamic control to amplify the everyday Huracán driving experience,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracán 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.”
The new car is touted to boast the performance of the current Huracán Performante with a whole new suite of next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics to boot.
The Huracán EVO features the 5.2 l naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine, uprated to produce higher power output and a signature sound, with Titanium intake valves and refined lightweight exhaust system. The Huracán EVO outputs 640 hp at 8,000 rpm with 600 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. With a dry weight of 1,422 kg the Huracán EVO accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 9.0 seconds. Top speed is more than 325 km/h.
The new car gets rear-wheel steering, torque vectoring on all wheels and a new CPU that handles the car’s dynamics – called Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI). Other systems have been upgraded to newer versions, including gyroscope sensors, the magneto rheological suspension, traction control and the car’s dynamic steering steering system.
The design of the EVO helps distinguish it, with new bumpers, touches along the profile, new wheels and a reworked rear fascia with the lifted twin exhaust from the Performante.
The interior sees the inclusion of a new 8.4″ touchscreen display, with voice command and the usual Apple CarPlay enhanced with Siri.