Lamborghini has unveiled its first car of 2019: the Huracan Evo, replete with more power and more technology under the hood.
In essence, the Huracan Evo is a softer, kinder Huracan Performante, infused with more driving technology to make it liveable in everyday driving.
The Performante’s 5.2 litre, V10 engine has been carried over to the new Huracan Evo, which means 640hp at 8000rpm and 600Nm of torque at 6500rpm.
It weighs just 1,422kg dry, which translates to a power-to-weight ratio of 450hp per tonne.
That enables the supercar to blast to 100km/h in under three seconds and onto the double century in nine seconds.
New to the Huracan Evo is rear-wheel steering and a torque-vectoring system working on all four wheels.
At the heart of the Evo is the new Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), a chip which controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour.
It integrates all of the car’s dynamic systems and set-up to anticipate the driver’s next move, improving responsiveness.
Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI), a suite of accelerators and gyroscope sensors, is governed by LDVI and has been improved in the Huracan Evo.
Now more precise, it feeds data to the car’s magnetorheological shocks, instantly changing the car’s driving behaviour.
Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) now works together with the new rear-wheel steering to help the car corner better at low speeds, and ensure maximum stability in high-speed cornering and under braking.
Aerodynamics has been improved on the new car too.
A new front bumper adds a front splitter and enlarged ypsilon-shaped air intake, while Lamborghini claims the shaped underbody helps to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the Huracan Evo “more than five times” over the old Huracan.
Inside the Huracan Evo
Tech extends to the interior, where a new 8.4-inch touchscreen includes infotainment and the ability to see the status of the LDVI system in real time.
The interior features a dedicated new Evo trim in Alcantara and leather mix, with Arancio Dryope details matching the body tone.
Lightweight materials like carbon forged composites and Lamborghini’s patented carbon skin are available on request.
Pricing is not yet available for the Singapore market, but in the UK and US respectively, the Huracan Evo is going for £165,256 (S$285,949) and US$261,274 (S$354,443).