Watch: Lamborghini Huracan EVO sets blistering Magny Cours lap time
Watch racing driver Nicolas Gourdol wrestle the Lamborghini Huracan EVO around the Magny Cours Club layout.
The Lamborghini Huracan EVO is the Raging Bull’s most recent addition to the V10 line-up having been released a little over a year ago. It features all the high-performance gizmos of the Performante such as four-wheel steering but without the massive wing and equally large price.
To put new supercars to the test, French motoring channel, Motorsport Magazine likes to send them off on a flying lap around the tight and twisty Club layout at Magny Cours. Yes, the venue that used to host the French Grand Prix back when the French GP was exciting. In that spirit, the Lamborghini got its chance to shine against the best in the business.
From the onboard camera angle, the EVO looks perfectly stable thanks to its clever all-wheel drive system that features torque vectoring. This allows individual wheels to receive incrementally different amounts of power pulling the front end into a turn.
You can see this quite clearly whenever the driver, Nicolas Gourdol begins applying the power in the middle of a turn. The car suddenly starts to turn more sharply as the front end drags the rest of the 1,655kg lump through to the corner exit.
The Lamborghini Huracan EVO manages to set a time of 1:16.69 putting it in fourth place overall behind the McLaren Senna, Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Ferrari 488 Pista. Considering it managed to beat the likes of the Porsche GT3 and McLaren 600LT, two very track focused pieces of kit, I’d say the EVO is a great step up on the original Huracan.