Lamborghini’s refresh of the Huracan was revealed this week. The 2020 version of the entry-level is the second in the contemporary Lambo lineup to receive the EVO designation, suggesting continuing, next-phase, developmental; we had a look at the Super Trofeo EVO a little over a year ago.
So how has the Huracan developed, and how is it suggested to be in flux even standing still? Well, the EVO is, to some extent, all about aero. But also a smartypants computer. And a bit more power. And judicious redesign.
To start with, the aero. Lamborghini claims that this Huracan can blow down the road with even more control than its progenitor. The alterations include a prominent new rear spoiler, a winged splitter in front, and larger air intakes. A new design for the side intakes also improves airflow.
The new electronic co-pilot is called the ‘Dinamica Veicolo Integrata’, and it brings together the Huracan EVO’s torque-vectoring, steering, aero, and ‘Piattaforma Inerziale’ sensor complex. Complex, indeed. Lambo’s press release is a blizzard of idealized tech and Italian terminology, but it all comes down to a computer system that constantly assesses conditions and driver input, and makes performance changes on the fly based on predictions of what he or she will do next.
Lambo has tweaked the non-turbo 5.2L V10 to Performante specs; the beast will pump out 640 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque, which will get this Huracan to 62 MPH in 2.9 seconds, and—quickly—to a top speed of 202. A newly designed titanium exhaust system also helps out a bit.
New ‘Aesir’ wheels, a new color or two, an 8.4” touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are also involved. Base pricing is set at $261K.
The Huracan EVO will be arriving in the spring of this year.