OPINION: Is The Lamborghini Huracan EVO Taking The Place Of The Performante?
Earlier this month, the Lamborghini Huracan EVO was unveiled. This is the brand-new facelifted version of the baby supercar of the Lamborghini range. After spending some time looking at renders, photos and the figures, I’m left wondering how Performante owners are going to feel about this new move. It’s a well-known fact that owners get quite sensitive when it comes to new models potentially affecting prices of older cars. The best example of which is Porsche 911 R owners when the 911 GT3 Touring pack was announced and subsequently, GT3 Touring owners when the 911 T came out.
What I mean:
The original Huracan was powered by a slightly detuned version of the 5.2 Litre V10 that can be found in all Huracan variants. When the Performante came out with an extra 30 horsepower and 40 Nm of torque, the difference between models was clear. Furthermore, the aggressive body kit and wild mid-mounted exhaust provided some additional Lambo craziness to the car. With the introduction of the Huracan EVO, nearly all these differences have disappeared. In fact, the engine in the base Huracan will no longer be detuned to the extent it was before. Thus, both the Performante and the EVO will have 640 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Finally, even the mad mid-mounted exhaust will no longer be exclusive to the Performante. Therefore, the only reason to buy a Performante from now on is the active aero (or ALA) system, some odd looking Carbon Fibre and a slightly faster 0-60 time due to the weight difference between the two models.
In conclusion, I think Lamborgini have let down the customers that bought the Performante as everyone considering getting a Performante will not want to pay the extra premium for the rarity and exclusiveness.