8th Jan 2019 8:00 am
Ferrari 488-rivalling supercar gets more power, greater aero and tweaked styling.
Lamborghini has revealed a more powerful Huracán, and this updated Ferrari 488 rival now adopts the Huracán Evo nameplate, reflecting its changes. The images reveal a number of styling changes designed to offer “aerodynamic superiority”, with a new front bumper bringing enlarged intakes and an integrated splitter.
It gets revised intakes on the sides but the most notable changes are at the rear, with a new full-width intake echoing that of its recently updated Audi R8 sibling. There are new twin exhaust outlets positioned higher up the rear fascia, while a new integrated spoiler better balances downforce and drag. It also features a super-slippery underbody.
Following on from the Nürburgring record-holding Huracán Performante launched last year, the standard Huracán now benefits from the same power output from the naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10. The 29.4hp boost, up to 639.7hp, and 600Nm of torque means a 0-100kph time of 2.9sec (down 0.3sec) and 0-200kph in 9.0sec. The top speed is unchanged at 323.5kph.
Lamborghini has also focused its efforts on the Huracán’s chassis, but instead of messing with the nuts and bolts it has introduced a new chassis control system. Called Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), the system is set to control every aspect of the car’s dynamics – sensors constantly monitor the vehicle’s acceleration, roll, pitch and yaw rate, and can actively predict driver behaviour, while a new generation of magnetorheological damping is brought in.
Enhanced torque vectoring in the all-wheel-drive system allows traction to be directed through any of the four wheels, while Lambo has also worked on the dynamic steering system to “provide higher responsiveness in corners which requiring the lowest steering angles”.
The Huracán Evo’s interior has benefitted from a new 8.4-inch capacitive touchscreen in the centre console. It controls everything from the climate control to Apple CarPlay, with a more advanced voice command system. New options include a dual-camera telemetry system with a high-capacity hard disk.