Lamborghini launches new Huracán EVO rear-wheel drive in Sydney
Exciting new supercar variant arrives in Australia, bringing with it some performance upgrades, body enhancements and a new exterior colour.
Lamborghini has launched its new Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive in Australia, utilising their Sydney dealership's digital channels to unveil the visceral 449kW driving machine that's capable of a 0-100km/h sprint in just 3.3 seconds.
Offering some 560Nm or torque, the lightweight (1,389kg) performance car features rear-wheel drive and dynamic steering for maximum driving fun. Sporting some new design features, the Huracán EVO RWD has a top speed of 325km/h.
"The Huracán EVO RWD puts the driver at the centre of the product’s performance, thanks to an involving and engaging experience given by a pure and unfiltered driving feedback, the traction control has been specifically tuned for the RWD system as well," Lamborghini's Oceania area manager Andrea Ruggiero said.
"A driving feeling emphasised and optimised by the new aerodynamic, front and rear bumper have been redesigned accordingly increasing the down force as well decreasing the air resistance," he added.
"With the new EVO RWD, Lamborghini hasn’t forgotten those people seeking for driving fun and still relies on the harmony between human and machine."
Lamborghini Sydney general sales manager Yvonne Buchreiter said the team were thrilled to have the new Huracán EVO RWD in the Sydney showroom, with the new model now completing the EVO range.
"Our customers have been waiting to experience the latest evolution V10 model including the pure unfiltered driving excitement that they knew the EVO RWD would deliver."
The V10 engine delivers more than just power to the rear-wheel drive set-up too, with the sound of the naturally aspirated power plant combines with the specially tuned traction control system to deliver an emotive experience in wet and dry conditions, even snow.
The new Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) is calibrated specifically for the rear-wheel drive Huracán EVO, delivering torque even during the phase where the car is realigning following drifting or side-slipping.
A normal traction control system delivers a sharp decoupling, waiting for a car to become completely stable before delivering torque again, the P-TCS delivers torque in advance, avoiding a harsh torque cut and assuring better traction when exiting a corner.
The P-TCS intervention is calibrated according to the Huracán EVO RWD’s driving modes, selected via the steering wheel’s ANIMA button (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management - means soul in Italian).
In STRADA, it minimises rear wheel slippage to ensure stability and safety in all conditions, with a more proactive strategy P-TCS manages torque delivery on low-adhesion surfaces.
In SPORT mode, the P-TCS maximises the fun-to-drive experience; the rear wheels can slide and skate during acceleration, for easy drifting fun without compromising safety.
The system recognises conditions where the angle of over-steer increases rapidly and limits torque delivery to the rear wheels, allowing the driver to perfectly control and stabilize the car.
In CORSA, the system is calibrated to achieve the rear-wheel slip that optimises the car’s traction and agility when exiting corners, allowing the driver to maximise performance. Smoothness of intervention is also improved by 30 per cent over the previous model.
With front/rear weight distribution of 40/60, the Huracán EVO RWD sits on double wishbone suspension with overlapped quadrilaterals and passive shock absorbers.
The electro-mechanical, servo-assisted Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) is tuned specifically for the EVO RWD, ensuring maximum feedback. The 7-speed dual clutch gearbox ensures fast gear changes, with launch control from a standing start.
The 19-inch Kari rims with specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tires are fitted with ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes. As an option 20-inch rims and carbo-ceramic brakes are available.
The Huracán EVO RWD continues the V10 Lamborghini’s powerful design with new front and rear features, clearly differentiating it from its Huracán EVO 4WD stablemate.
Characterised by a sculpted, purposeful persona, its look is complemented by a new front splitter and vertical fins within the larger, framed front air intakes. The rear bumper in high gloss black incorporates a new diffuser unique to the Huracán EVO RWD.
Inside, the cockpit features a HMI 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center console of the car, controlling all aspects of the car’s functions as well as managing full connectivity such as telephone calls, internet access, and including Apple CarPlay.
Both inside and out, Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program provides unsurpassed options for color and trim personalisation, allowing owners of the Huracán EVO RWD to impose their individual style and personality on their new Lamborghini driving machine.
In order to emphasise the shape of the car, a new color, Giallo Belenus (yellow), has been developed together with a dedicated leather and Alcantara color for the interior trim, matching the new exterior paint.
The 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD is available now, and is priced from $384,187 plus on-roads. This story was first published on Exhaust Notes Australia.