A Storm is Brewing

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Lamborghini launches its first model with predictive logic with the arrival of the Lamborghini Huracán EVO.

 

Just when you were thinking to yourself that Lamborghini was due a new automotive sensation, the brand with the bull has unveiled the Huracán EVO, the next generation V10 super sports car, based on the prowess and performance of the Huracán Performante and incorporating next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics.

 

Features the 5.2 l naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine, uprated to produce higher power output and an emotional and powerful sound thanks to titanium intake valves and refined lightweight exhaust system, the Huracán EVO outputs 640 hp (470 kW) at 8,000 rpm with 600 Nm of torque delivered at 6,500 rpm. What does that mean you might ask? Well, your new dream car can sprint from dead stop to 100km/hr faster than you can read this sentence and will continue on to 200km/hr within 9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 325km/hr, given enough road.

 
 
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To help you tame all that power, the Huracán EVO features new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering and a torque vectoring system working on the four wheels, while at the heart of the car is the new Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), a central processing unit that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour, fully integrating all of EVO’s dynamic systems to anticipate the needs of the driver.

 

Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI), a comprehensive set of accelerators and gyroscope sensors placed at the car’s centre of gravity, has also been enhanced to version 2.0. With improved precision, it monitors in real-time the dynamic vehicle attitude regarding lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate. The magnetorheological suspension instantaneously adapts the damping inputs, while a new advanced traction control system, together with enhanced all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, allows traction to be directed to a single wheel as required.

Enhanced Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), able to provide higher responsiveness in corners while requiring the lowest steering angles, is now coupled with rear-wheel steering in order to ensure agility at low speed, as well as maximum stability in high-speed cornering and under braking in the most severe conditions. In other words, it’s one smart machine.

 
 
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The distinctive design defines the aerodynamic superiority and enhanced driving dynamics of the new Huracán EVO. A new front bumper gives the car a low, assertive personality, but more importantly assures aerodynamic efficiency via the front splitter with its integrated wing, while the enlarged air intakes feature the Ypsilon shape that is inherent in Lamborghini design DNA.

 

The side profile of the Huracán EVO is articulately dynamic, featuring Lamborghini’s hexagon design references in the windows, the new wheel design and around the new side air intakes.

It is at the rear of the car that the Huracán EVO most distinctively evokes the power and dynamism that lies within. Reflecting the wide, open, naked rear seen in its race-car brother, the twin outlets of the new sports exhaust system are positioned high up in the car’s rear bumper. At the upper end of the tail an integrated, slotted spoiler provides enhanced air flow, clearly asserting the car’s aerodynamic abilities.

 

More than just a muscle car, the EVO’s cockpit features a new 8.4-inch HMI capacitive touchscreen, located in the centre console just above the start button, which puts connectivity at the driver’s fingertips, with multi-finger gesture control, something we’re sure you’ll get the hang of. Governing car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time, it also puts all infotainment, such as Apple CarPlay with smartphone integration, at the cabin occupants’ disposal. A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment including web radio and video player. The intuitive interface also allows voice commands and puts the driver in touch with Siri.

The Huracán EVO is presented in Arancio Xanto, an iconic new Lamborghini four-layer color. New 20-inch Aesir rims, dedicated to the EVO, are complemented by Pirelli P Zero tires. Inside, interior features a dedicated new EVO trim in Alcantara and leather mix, with Arancio Dryope details matching the body tone.

 
 
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