SEEING RED - Lamborghini Huracan EVO

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Lamborghini has refreshed its Huracan, and have given it a new name - the Huracan EVO. 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.

"Lamborghini is intent on leading the advance to the highest level of super sports car technologies and driving emotion. This is the essence of the new Huracán EVO. It takes the extraordinary abilities of the Huracán Performante and combines state-of-the-art vehicle dynamic control to amplify the everyday Huracán driving experience," says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. "The Huracán 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."

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 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 track-focused 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 goes on sale worldwide, towards the end of the first quarter this year, and is expected to arrive in South Africa some time towards to middle of 2019.

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