One of our exciting rituals includes testing and pushing motoring machines to their very limit at the BIC once every year. Of course, we pick all the cars and bikes that were launched in the same year, test them on the country’s sole F1-inspired racetrack, and then declare the winners for the best of that fiscal year in the next issue.
As exciting and stirring it may sound, it’s a gruelling process. But then again, someone has to do it right? Well, as we reported last year, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo – launched in the second half of 2019 – took the crown for the ‘Performance Car of the year’. Sure, the new Porsche 911 (992) would have given the Lamborghini a tough fight, but, sadly, it couldn’t make it.
Now, saying that the Lamborghini Huracan is fast would be an understatement. It’s ferociously quick, handles very precisely, and, on top of that, it’s certainly an easy car to live with. Several electronics have ensured the Lamborghini performs on its peak, without being too hard on the driver. As far as modern supercars go, the Lamborghini Huracan is just unlike anything else in the world as of now. Here’s a full model overview.
The Huracan is a Lamborghini in its truest sense. The low-slung hunkered down stance, wide air inlets, aerodynamic shape, and massive dual tailpipes are, of course, the talking points. Moreover, it measures 4,520mm in length, 1,933mm in width, and 1,165mm in height. The wheelbase is a nicely stretched 2,620mm.
But the main highlight of the Huracan Evo has to be the naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine. You see, while other manufacturers have gone the downsizing and turbocharging route, Lamborghini has stuck to the idea of naturally-aspirated engines for its supercars.
It is available in two different tunings here. The slightly-detuned – or rather, less powerful – is the RWD and Spyder variants of the Huracan Evo, which has the engine tuned to make a respectable 602bhp and 560Nm of torque. The standard Evo, on the other hand, has the V10 in the 631bhp and 600Nm spec. Regardless, the 7-speed automatic remains to be the standard fit.
Above, we’ve discussed how powerful and torquey the Huracan Evo is, but what does it cost to ride one? Well, as per some official numbers, the Huracan Evo is capable of delivering 7.19km/l of fuel efficiency, perhaps, when driven sanely. However, expect somewhere around 2-3km/l under hard acceleration.
To begin with, the Huracan Evo comes equipped with AWD, LDS, LMR, LPI, LAWS, and more, a recipe for alphabet soup, which is somewhat confusing. AWD, however, is not available in the lower-spec Evo RWD.
But the one you should know is LDVI, which is the brain of this Lamborghini and controls everything but focusses on only a single aspect, speed. LDVI stands for Lamborghini DinamicaVeicoloIntegrata, which does thousands of calculations to ensure that all the modern-trickery works well, gives the driver an exemplary experience, with also inspiring enough confidence so that all the speed and torque doesn’t just kill the driver.
The Huracan, as of early-2020, comes in fourteen shades, namely, Bianco Canopus, Grigio Lynx, Bianco Monocerus, Rosso Mars, Bianco Icarus, Arancio Borealis, Verde Mantis, Grigio Nimbus, Nero Nemesis, Grigio Titans, Blu Sideris, Verde Selvans, Giallo Inti, and Nero Granatus.
All the details regarding the Lamborghini Huracan, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early-2020, the Lamborghini Huracan is available in three variants, all in the same petrol-automatic configuration. The prices start at Rs. 3.22 crores for the Evo RWD variant going all the way to Rs. 4.10 crores for the Evo Spyder variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.