When I was a kid, I had a Lamborghini Countach on my bedroom wall. Today, we wouldn't be surprised if kids put this new Lambo on as their desktop or smartphone wallpaper.
Meet the Huracan EVO, the latest version of the V10 super sports car that succeeded the Gallardo.
Lamborghini says that the Huracan EVO, as the name implies, is an evolution of the successful Huracan. The new model features enhanced driving dynamics through intelligent control, a new and sharper look, and an uprated 640 horsepower 5.2-liter V10, among many others.
“The Huracan EVO is the very definition of evolution: it is a step ahead, redefining the segment parameters. It is remarkably easy to drive, while delivering the most responsive, sensory and agile driving experience, in every environment,” said Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
The new look of the EVO takes the design of the Huracan into an even more dynamic direction. Lamborghini installed a redesigned front bumper which has enhanced aero performance through the new front splitter and integrated wing. The EVO has new wheels, new side air intakes, a new rear spoiler, and taller ports on the rear bumper for the new titanium exhaust system. Many of the design cues and aero upgrades were inspired by the Performante version of the Huracan.
At the heart of the Huracan EVO is an uprated 640 PS, 600 Newton-meter 5.2-liter normally-aspirated V10 motor. The engine was lifted from the Performante version, and together with the 1,422 kg body of the new EVO, this Lamborghini can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and straight on to 200 km/h in 9.0 seconds. Top speed is quoted at 325 km/h.
But perhaps the biggest upgrade to the Huracan EVO is in terms of handling. Apart from the new version of the electronically-adjustable dampers (magneto rheological), the company fitted the EVO with something they call Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI); roughly translated, it's Lamborghini Dynamic Vehicle Integration.
What the system does is it takes readings from the many sensors all around the car such as the wheel speed sensors, gyroscope sensors, a variety of accelerometers and many more, to adjust the performance of the vehicle accordingly. Lamborghini even fitted the EVO with four-wheel steering.
Lamborghini says the LDVI governs the Huracan EVO “to create a super-agile and responsive car with unparalleled level of control”.
Lamborghini released the pricing of the 2019 Huracan EVO for four key markets. In the U.S. It will retail for USD 261,274 (about PhP 13.7 million), GBP 165,256 (about PhP 11.066 million) in the UK, RMB 3,298,100 (about PhP 25.242 million) in China, and JPY 29,843,274 (about PhP 14.424 million) in Japan.
Steep pricing, depending on market. For now, I'll be fine to have this as my new desktop wallpaper.