WE GET A SPEEDY INTRODUCTION TO THE LATEST BLISTERING BULL TO EMERGE FROM SANT AGATA, THE HURACAN EVO
Lamborghini’s V10 line has been a raging success for the Bull, lifting production volume, and profits for the Italian since the Gallardo was introduced in 2003. Along the way, Lamborghini has upped the game of its entry model every few years. The Gallardo began life with a 500hp V10 while the last of them was good for 570hp before the 610hp Huracan arrived in 2014. Now it’s the time of the Evo, the mid-cycle version of the Huracan.In a nutshell, they’ve honed the aeros, added both electronic and hardware updates to increase agility, blessed it with the same engine as the track-focused Performante and tweaked the interior with a new touchscreen-based infotainment system. We took the latest Huracan incarnation for a few quick circuits at a track event last month and it impressed in suitably bullish fashion.The improved V10, described by Lamborghini’s local area manager, Andrea Ruggiero, in typical Italian fashion as ‘the part we like the most’, is suitably exotic. The 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine gains titanium intake valves and a special lightweight exhaust system. There’s probably some ECU fiddling involved too, as it gains 30hp over the old Huracan, taking the total to 640 (470 kW) at a dramatic 8000rpm while there’s 600Nm of torque at 6500rpm. Lamborghini claims a ‘dry weight’ of 1422kg, giving it a weight-to-power ratio of 2.22kg/hp. Performance claims equate to 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, with 200 flashing up in 9.0 seconds and it could possibly hit 325km/h.
IT PRODUCES A RANGE OF SONICS AS IT RACES THROUGH ITS REV RANGE, AND THEY ARE ALL GLORIOUS. EVEN ON START UP, IT’S EPIC.