Lamborghini Huracan Evo puts handling front and center.
Lamborghini Huracan Evo puts handling front and center.

Lamborghini Refines Huracán Performante With Evo

Boasting a 640-hp 5.2L V-10, the Evo is the first Lamborghini to employ the automaker’s vehicle dynamics control system, dubbed Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata, with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering.

Lamborghini releases details of its new Huracán Evo which combines the power of its racy Huracán Performante sibling in a more civilized package.

Boasting a 640-hp 5.2L V-10, the Evo is the first Lamborghini to employ the automaker’s vehicle dynamics control system, dubbed Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering.

Other civilizing features include improved dynamics that can dispense with the Performante’s oversize rear wing, and a comprehensive connectivity and infotainment suite.

Weighing 3,128 lbs. (1,422 kg), the Huracán Evo claims a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint time of 2.9 seconds and from 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.0 seconds on the way to a top speed of more than 202 mph (325 km/h).

Its LDVI control technology uses rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring on the four wheels governed by a central processing unit, providing control of every aspect of the car’s behavior and setup to anticipate the driver’s personal driving demands, Lamborghini says.

An array of acceleration and gyroscope sensors placed at the car’s center of gravity monitors lateral, longitudinal and vertical motion, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate, while the magneto-rheological suspension adjusts the damping stiffness. Three driver modes include Strada, for normal driving, Sport, for a more dynamic drive, and Corsa for race-circuit activities.

Aerodynamic bodywork changes may not look much different but, with an underbody architecture shaped to maximize efficiency, the Evo claims downforce five times greater than the first-generation Huracán.

Inside the cabin, an 8.4-in. (21.3-cm) touchscreen in the center console with multi-finger gesture control governs functions including seats, climate and status of the driver-assist systems in real time. Its infotainment interface also allows voice commands using Siri.

An optional dual-camera telemetry system is offered via the touchscreen to enable telemetry recording and analysis for die-hard track day drivers. Comfort features include a trim in Alcantara and leather mix with interior detailing to match the car’s body color.

Retail prices for vehicles delivered from spring 2019, excluding taxes, are $261,274 (£165,256).

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