Of course, the starting price in a Lamborghini still leaves a long way to go. The cost of selection can be increased at an alarming rate.
For example, the Huracan Evo RWD I test cost $ 285,000. That included an optional $ 14,000 yellow work. The photos don’t quite reflect the bright effect of the color, but, believe me, if there was ever a yellow color worth $ 14,000, that’s it. Still, you could get your Huracán in red, white or some shade of yellow that doesn’t look like delicious melted butter over Pirelli tires. This depends on YOU.
The sports seats added another $ 7,500 and a system that raised the car’s nose to clear the speed bumps and reduce the $ 7,100.
The reason this car is less expensive than other Lamborghinis is due to something that makes the car more fun, no less. The main difference between this new Huracan and other Lamborghinis is the lack of movement on all wheels, which is a key feature in almost all Lamborghini models. The Huracán is the only Lamborghini currently offered with rear-wheel drive.
The Huracán is a Lamborghini, so of course it’s fast-paced with a gearbox that changes gears but fast. The steering wheel is steep and fast, especially in Sport and Corsa – Italian for “Track” functions. They are also suitably strong and annoying. Drive fast and then hit the brakes to slow down and the Huracán drops below its seven speeds, the engine roars and comes out with each step down. One thing that will rarely be a Lamborghini is unnoticed.
The brakes are conveniently strong, but not too tight for normal use. Since the power of the engine only goes to the rear wheels – and not to all four – there is only a little less. In the Huracán Evo RWD, the 10-cylinder engine produces just 601 horsepower instead of the 631 you can get in the four-wheel drive car. But it is abundance.
A sense of drama also pervades Huracán’s interior. As with all Lamborghinis, the start button is located under a small red cover that must be raised before the button is pressed, such as the button to shoot a rocket into an old tape. Yes, it’s a pointless endeavor, but it adds a sense of momentum that culminates in the V10’s satisfying roar.
The digital speedometer – the whole cash register is actually a computer screen – always displays three digits. There is no better way to do 92 miles at a time than to feel slow to do it at 092 mph. (Even vice versa, when the meter screen is changed to show a rear view of the camera, the speedometer still shows three digits as if you can rocket backwards at 112 mph.)
The power of the engine goes only to the rear wheels, leaving the front wheels to turn and drive the car. This makes a significant difference in how the car feels while driving. The steering wheel is more sensitive. The thin points of the road surface are felt through the steering wheel. It gives this car more than a clean, old school clean sports car spirit that I welcomed.
The single use of the rear wheels can also allow skilled drivers, through the clever use of the accelerator and steering wheel pedals, to deliberately slide the rear end of the car around curves. It’s a fun trick and, when driving on the track, sometimes useful. However, it also points to a potential rear wheel hazard, despite four-wheel drive, when dealing with this kind of power. The rear wheels can sometimes slip when you don’t really want them, or more than you want, which can lead to the car leaving completely and possibly hitting things.
Electronic traction control and stability control systems are designed to reduce the chances of things getting out of hand while driving. According to Lamborghini, the systems operate with excellent smoothness, allowing the driver to play safely with the car without sudden interventions.
I have not personally tested the limits of these systems because I did not have access to one piece and there were trees and enough water. For now, I have to support Lamborghini that these things work as advertised.
Even without any of these, the Huracán Evo RWD is an explosion at a relatively low cost. In addition, its performance is more pleasant on ordinary roads, so you don’t have to wait for a track driving session to really have fun with it. But it is still far from cheap and, as always, a Lamborghini is not for everyone. It is presented with the subtlety of a metal band of the 1980s, but with the technology of the 21st century. And when it comes to Lamborghinis, that’s a must.