Lamborghini has officially taken the covers off it’s rear-wheel drive Huracán Evo supercar, which the Italian automaker claims has a “more engaging” driving experience over its all-wheel drive sibling, and has been “engineered for driving fun”. Both vehicles share the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine, now slightly detuned with 610 horsepower (449kW) and 560Nm of torque.
“The Huracán EVO rear-wheel drive puts the car in the driver’s hands:the driving experience is delivered by the hardware,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini’s pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracán EVO RWD’s performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot. The Huracán EVO RWD performance relies on the harmony between man and machine: driving skills and the Huracán EVO’s RWD mechanics deliver perfectly balanced dynamics, physical feedback and a pure performance. The Huracán EVO RWD enhances the V10 Huracán line-up with a model appealing to brand newcomers as well as those seeking sublime driving fun.”
With all that power sent to the rear axle using a specially tuned version of Lamborghini’s Performance Traction Control System, and only weighing in at 1,389 kg, the Huracán EVO RWD will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, and has a top speed of 325 km/h. The P-TCS system provides a lot of torque in advance, avoiding a harsh torque cut and assuring better traction when exiting a corner. The only transmission on offer is the familiar 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission with shift characteristics variable via ANIMA.
The P-TCS intervention is calibrated according to the Huracán EVO RWD’s driving modes, selected via the steering wheel’s ANIMA button (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management: ‘soul’ in Italian). In STRADA, the P-TCS minimizes rear wheel slippage to ensure stability and safety in all conditions: with a more proactive strategy P-TCS manages torque delivery on low-adhesion surfaces.
In SPORT mode, the P-TCS maximizes the fun-to-drive experience: the rear wheels can slide and skate during acceleration, for easy drifting fun without compromising safety. The system recognizes conditions where the angle of oversteer increases rapidly and limits torque delivery to the rear wheels, allowing the driver to perfectly control and stabilize the car.
In CORSA, the P-TCS is calibrated to achieve the rear-wheel slip that optimizes the car’s traction and agility when exiting a corner, allowing the driver to maximize performance. The P-TCS improves smoothness of intervention by 30% compared to the previous Huracán RWD model; improves corner-exit traction by 20% and enhances oversteer by 30%.
The Huracán EVO RWD’s hybrid chassis integrates lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber with an aluminum and thermoplastic resin body, with a total dry weight of 1,389 kg giving a weight-to-power ratio of 2.28 kg/hp. With front/rear weight distribution of 40/60, the Huracán EVO RWD sits on double wishbone suspension with overlapped quadrilaterals and passive shock absorbers. The electro-mechanical, servo-assisted Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) is tuned specifically for the Huracán EVO RWD, ensuring maximum feedback. The seven-speed dual clutch gearbox ensures the fastest gear changes, with launch control for maximum acceleration from a standing start. The 19” Kari rims with specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tires are fitted with ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes. As an option 20” rims and carbo-ceramic brakes are available.
Design-wise, there are a few differences, such as a new front splitter and vertical fins within the larger, framed front air intakes. The rear bumper in high gloss black also has a new diffuser design. Inside, the cockpit features a HMI 8.4” touchscreen in the centre console of the car, controlling all aspects of the car’s functions as well as managing full connectivity such as telephone calls, internet access, and including Apple CarPlay.
Both inside and out, Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program provides unsurpassed options for color and trim personalization, allowing owners of the Huracán EVO RWD to impose their individual style and personality on their new Lamborghini driving machine. In order to emphasize the shape of the car the new color, Giallo Belenus (yellow), has been developed together with a dedicated leather and Alcantara color for the interior trim, matching the new exterior paint.
Australian deliveries will begin from June 2020, with prices starting at $384,187 (plus on road costs) for the Huracán Evo RWD, and $422,606 for the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder.
Press Release Editorial: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.