RWD Lamborghini Huracan EVO revs up the fun factor
It's fast, fun and rather fetching
While the rest of the car industry has debates about whether hydrogen cars are better than electric and takes itself far too seriously, Lamborghini has kicked off 2020 by doing what it does best - making cars that are pure, unadulterated fun. The goal of the Huracan EVO was to return to mechanical purity by stripping away what wasn't necessary - then whacking a stonking great 5.2 liter, naturally aspirated V10 in it.
The latest Huracan EVO does still come with traction control, after all, putting 610 horsepower into a car without may might be a little too edgy, even for the Italians, but it's been especially programed to bridge that gap between what you want to do, and your actual driving ability. And yes, 610 horsepower may not seem like a lot, but the Huracan EVO has been put on a diet to help it reach its top speed of 325 km/h (201 mph).
We should point out that it is naturally a slower car than it's AWD big brother, but the engine has also been detuned. It will still sprint to 200 km/h (124 mph) in a hair over 9 seconds, but big horsepower is still possible with modifications.
But in all honesty, the car is so well balanced you probably wouldn't want to. The traction control is Lamborghini's Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) which is intelligent enough to deliver torque in advance to avoid torque cut when traction is lost and ensure better grip while cornering.
The familiar 3 driving modes are served up by Lamborghini, STRADA, SPORT and CORSA, each of which feeds power through a seven-speed, dual clutch paddle shift transmission. No manual transmission is planned although launch control is sensibly included for a perfect launch every time.
Of course all that power is useless without grip, and the Huracan EVO RWD wears 19-inch Kari rims wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires. If size matters to you, a 20-inch option is available, as is carbo-ceramic brakes.