Lamborghini has used its recently revamped Sydney showroom to unveil the wild new Huracan EVO, making its debut in Australia. And we were lucky enough to tag along to the press event to see the new beast up close and personal.
The Huracan EVO is, in many ways, a facelift for the V10 model. You might notice it fashions a revised aero kit with a new front lip spoiler that hangs low and wide, with deeper side intakes, and an updated rear end that now shifts to high-mounted exhausts.
These pipes come straight from the heart of this new machine. That heart is a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 that generates an insane 470kW of power at 8000rpm, and 600Nm of torque at 6500rpm. Translated to velocity, acceleration from 0-100km/h takes a class-leading 2.9 seconds, while 0-200km/h comes up in 9.0 seconds.
Even though this is crazy speed, the Huracan EVO has a lot more to it than that. Lamborghini engineers really stepped up the technology in this new model, so it’s not only a quicker beast overall, it’s also more intelligent and more capable, and will save you from getting into bother if you’re a bit flippant with the controls.
At the centre of it all is the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale 2.0 system. This is a management system that uses accelerometers and gyroscopes to monitor every movement of the car and every input the driver makes. And also takes into consideration the drive mode selected. And then it makes fine adjustments in real-time to optimise and extract every last bit of performance from the hardware.
There’s also now an advanced four-wheel steering system tied into it all, and of course all-wheel drive for maximum traction. If the driver prefers, he or she can select either Strada (street), Sport, or Corsa (track) modes, with the latter two allowing some slip angle and excitement.
As a result of all of this, the Huracan EVO is expected to become the best all-round supercar the company has made, to date. It promises everyday usability yet mind-blowing performance when the time calls for it. And speaking of usability, the interior changes really help here.
For the futuristic centre console, Lamborghini has introduced an all-new 8.4-inch upright touch-screen media system. This replaces the confusing array of buttons that controlled the media and so on. Now, passengers can simply pinch and swipe and prod their way around the on-board functions without stress.
If you’re interested in buying a new Huracan EVO (and why wouldn’t you be), prices start at $459,441 in Australia. Orders are being taken now with deliveries penned in to start from the third quarter of this year. What a machine. If only we had the money.
We’ve put together a video of the presentation in Sydney for you. You can check it out below.