More power, more aerodynamics, and a more sophisticated brain to control it all. It’s the new Huracan EVO, launched recently by Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur. However, the pricing is as yet unconfirmed as the supercar will officially go on sale only from the fourth quarter of 2019.
The same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine sits behind the driver in its mid-engine configuration, although the engineers at Lamborghini have fettled it in order to produce a whopping 640 bhp/600 Nm of torque. This comes as a result of titanium intake valves and a more refined, lightweight exhaust system. The power brand is incredibly linear, with peak torque arriving at 6500 rpm and peak power at 8000 rpm.
325 km/h top speed claimed
Dry weight for the supercar is just 1,422 kgs, allowing it to sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 2.9 seconds, taking only another 6.1 seconds to get from 100 km/h to 200 km/h. Top speed stands at 325 km/h, and coming to a dead stop from 100 km/h is achieved over 31.9 metres – a testament to its incredible braking ability.
Small improvements to the aerodynamics are key to the performance. The Huracan EVO doesn’t have the active aerodynamics or sheer downforce of the Performante variant, but it’s meant to be a more subtle proposition. A re-sculpted underside, front splitter, and integrated rear spoiler all help to improve flow around the car. The exhaust system exits high on the rear bumper – a signature design feature of the modern supercar.
Lamborghini Dinamica Velcolo Integrata
But the party trick is the brains of the beast. Lamborghini Dinamica Velcolo Integrata (LDVI for short) controls all the various electromechanical elements of the car. The new 4-wheel steering and torque vectoring systems are carefully regulated to provide agility when you need it, while keeping the car stable at higher speeds.
It decides how best to set the car up from the information it receives via the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale which is a set of gyroscopes and accelerometers that measure how the car is behaving at any given moment. Now in its second generation, it is more precise and quicker to react than ever before.
Working in tandem with an improved magnetorheological suspension (a sophisticated way of saying adaptive damping), this allows the systems to continuously adjust the suspension at each corner to take harsh bumps in stride while maintaining the attitude of the car in a corner. Of course, how the systems are calibrated depends on what mode you set the ANIMA controller to – whether you’re in STRADA (street), SPORT (sport), or CORSA (race) will determine how the car behaves.
Wider breadth of abilities
With these changes and improvements, the Huracan EVO is said to have a much wider breadth of abilities than the models that preceded it. It has become a car that is more comfortable when you need it to be, but also more aggressive when you call upon it to deliver. As a driver’s supercar, there’s no better balance you can ask for.