LAMBORGHINI REVEALS ITS 2019 HURACAN EVODate: 2019-01-10
The Lamborghini Huracan has been updated for 2019 as the Italian manufacturer reveals sleeker styling and more horses.
Dubbed the Lamborghini Huracan EVO at its official reveal, the facelifted model of Lambo's entry-level sports car features the same 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 re-tuned to produce 630bhp and 600Nm of torque – which is 28bhp and 40Nm more than the previous Huracan – thanks to its new Titanium intake valves and uprated exhaust system.
Power is fed through a seven-speed gearbox to all four wheels that carry the Huracan EVO from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 201mph, which is uncannily similar to the current Huracan Performante.
Although the four-wheel-drive system is retained from the outgoing model, the chassis has been revised to include a new rear-wheel steering system and four-wheel torque vectoring, while the new Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) central processing unit gives the driver more control to tailor their preferences accordingly.
Lamborghini has also revised their Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI), which controls and adjusts things like traction control, the torque-vectoring system and adaptive suspension, depending on road conditions.
The Huracan EVO offers the driver a choice of three driving modes via Lamborghini’s ANIMA controller. As per standard practice, STRADA is the softest setting – you know, for when doing the school run or hitting the shops for bread and milk, SPORT sees things firm up a bit when you have the urge for some spirited fun, while CORSA sets you up for a day at the track.
Aesthetically speaking, its shiny new 20-inch alloy wheels are striking, while it sports sharpened front and rear bumpers and sleek side skirts that incorporate new air intakes. The aero also gets an update, from the redesigned front splitter and rear diffuser to an all-new rear wing. The revisions also include a high-mounted exhaust system bracketing the number plate.
Slide behind the wheel and the new baby-Lambo sports a blend of Alcantara and leather trim with a nifty new 8.4-inch infotainment system with features like satellite navigation and internet radio. Apple CarPlay is confirmed but there's no word yet on Android Auto.
According to Lamborghini, there will be a variety of interior and exterior styling packages that customers can choose from to individualise their purchase. Base price is anticipated to start at around £165,000 but the cost for the styling packages is yet to be announced. First deliveries for the UK are expected in the spring.