All-new Huracan Evo RWD – Lamborghini’s rawer V10 experience
Lamborghini unveils the RWD version of the Huracan EVO. Would you go for the RWD or the AWD Huracan?
After the rejuvenated Evo version of Lamborghini’s V10 model was unveiled this time last year, it was only a matter of time until it got a RWD version. The turn of the decade, it seems was the perfect time for the Bolognese brand to give us what we’ve been waiting for as its line-up now features a simpler beast.
That most certainly doesn’t mean this car won’t give drivers whiplash by simply looking at the accelerator pedal. Its barking 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 makes an impressive 610hp and 560Nm of torque. That’s enough to hit 60mph from a standstill in just 3.3 seconds and, if pushed hard enough, the new bull will reach 203mph.
Just as with the original Huracan and its “dash-2” counterpart, styling changes between the Evo and the Evo RWD are few, but definitely help distinguish the madmen from the sane. From the rear end, the two models are like identical twins. However, one of the two twins has clearly been to see a doctor in Hollywood about a nose.
Where the Evo’s front end is jagged and aggressive, the RWD version has an air of calmness to it. All the angles and added carbon fibre parts surrounding the splitter on the four-wheel drive version have been removed to give a cleaner look as Lamborghini enters a new decade of styling.
Although the RWD loses a driven axle at the front of the car, it keeps the Evo’s rear-wheel steering system. Whether or not this is a good thing comes down to one’s personal preference. Personally, I think the rawer version of the Huracan should do away with rear wheel steering which could take away from the driver’s involvement. That being said, I can see why Sloane Street cruisers would be interested in the manoeuvrability advantages of a better turning circle.
Other than the obvious difference in handling, the Evo RWD represents significant savings over the standard Huracan. Prices start at 159,443€ (£137,000), that’s around 25,000€ (£28,000) less than the all-wheel drive alternative. Those that choose the cheaper version of the Huracan will be looking at receiving their car from spring 2020.