FUTURE ICON - Lamborghini Huracan EVO
The Italian sports car maker has revealed pricing for the latest version of the Huracan
Lamborghini unveiled a heavily refreshed Huracan earlier this year, and with the high-powered supercars local debut imminent, the Italian firm has revealed pricing for the pair of new models.
The Huracan EVO as it is now known, replaces the Huracan LP610-4 in both Coupe and Spyder guise, and is sits between the rear-wheel driven Huracan LP580-2 and the track-focussed Huracan Performante LP640-4. Along with a new name, the Italian supercar also gains a high-tech interior, some aerodynamic styling tweaks – some that appear straight off Audi’s revised R8; and most importantly, more power.
The EVO shares its powertrain with the Huracan Performante, and boasts outputs of 470kw and 600nm from its high-revving naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10. For reference, the latest R8 V10 Performance produces 456kw and 580nm. Thanks to the EVO’s 470kw, it’s good enough for 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds and 0-200kph in just 9 seconds, while braking from 100kph to a standstill is achieved in 31.9 metres. Top speed though, is rated at over 325kph, meaning performance statistics are on par with the Nurburgring-conquering Huracan Performante.
Standout drivetrain features include a new rear-wheel steering system and four-wheel torque vectoring system that work with the latest version of Lamborghini's integrated vehicle dynamics platform, improved magneto-rheological active suspension, new advanced traction control system, upgraded all-wheel drive system, and enhanced steering response. Speaking of the traction control system, it allows the car to send all of the engine's power to a single wheel – if required.
On the interior front, the biggest change inside the cabin is the addition of an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen which offers Apple CarPlay and Siri compatibility, and allows tablet-like multi-finger gesture control. The screen also incorporates a high-capacity hard drive, as well as controls for the power seats, air conditioning, and the vehicle dynamics system. There’s also an optional dual-camera telemetry system on offer, which is operated via the touchscreen offering advanced recording and analysis.
The Huracan EVO is priced at R5 695 000 for the Coupe, and R6 265 000 for the Spyder. Comparatively, the model it replaces is currently priced at R5 295 000 and R 5795 000 for the Coupe and Spyder respectively, meaning the EVO commands quite a premium over its predecessor. For reference, the Huracan range kicks off with the LP580-2 coupe at R4 595 000, and is topped by the Huracan Performante Spyder at R6 795 000. The Aventador S meanwhile takes things into a whole new league of performance and price, with the Aventador LP740-4 S Coupe marked at R7 895 000, the LP740-4 S Roadster at R8 695 000, the insane 574kw Aventador SVJ priced at a staggering R10 950 000.