Review Lamborghini Huracan
Lamborghini never fail to turn and the Huracan is the most noticeable of them. Lamborghini owners certainly seem to like the Kermit orange and green colors, but this wicked-looking black car should be the best of the bunch.
As with any hybrid, the value is relative. The Huracan LP4-610 starts at $ 428,000 plus knee-high on the road.
Standard equipment includes leather trim, carbon and aluminum pieces and pieces, a fully digital instrument panel, four-speaker sound system with DVD, Bluetooth and USB, climate control, controllable driving modes optional, heated electric seats, sport pedal, carbon ceramic brake and cruise computer.
Our test car also comes in the menacing Nero Nemesis matte black ($ 20,300) and, ahem, reverse camera and parking sensor for a little mickey $ 5700.
There is a honeycomb pattern everywhere – in different outer grids, inside and where there are no hexagons, there are sharp lines and geometric shapes.
After redesigning Gallardo’s design, Lambo began to loosen the bonds a bit – it’s still not Countach and there’s no scissor door on the Sant Agata bedroom wall. Unlike rival Ferrari, Lambo has done a great job with the door handles – aligned with the bodywork, they pop out when you need them. Cool to death.
Dual Y of the daytime running lights to mark it up front, as well as a pair of flared-out nose intakes; Behind the main body is a large quad exhaust set close to the ground and a pair of sleek LED taillights. Step closer and you can see the engine compartment through the hood (or specify transparent cover).
The inside is full of lovely aluminum switches and levers, as well as a giant alloy paddle shifters that are incredibly nicer than the carbon fiber spoiler. The cabin is cozy but not cozy – hop out of the Aventador and into the smaller Huracan and you’ll notice the smaller car has a much better cabin for space and comfort.
It’s weird to hear V10 cut off when you stop
The switches are arranged like that of an airplane and are all made of beautiful materials. It’s a special cabin but in our case there wasn’t a lot of color. However, a visit to your Lamborghini dealer will attest that you can have any color you like here.
Engine / Drive
Behind the cabin is a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 449kW and 560Nm of power. The powertrain belongs to the parent company, the Volkswagen Group, but has undergone – perhaps to put it in a nutshell – dramatic changes to handling power, torque and 8250 rpm contour. The power to touch the runway across all four wheels.
The engine has the feature to stop the start when in Strada mode. It’s weird to hear V10 cut off when you stop. Not bad, just weird in a supercar.
With only 1474kg to shift gears, 0-100km / h can be driven in 3.2 seconds and Lamborghini claims fuel consumption is 12.5L / 100km. You may laugh (and we did), but that seemed almost achievable with our tough over 400km average of a nearly respectable 17.0L / 100km.
Huracan’s super-durable carbon fiber and aluminum composite chassis is backed by four airbags, ABS, traction stabilization programs, and brake assist.
It should come as no surprise that the Huracan doesn’t have an ANCAP safety rating.
A very familiar interface (okay, it’s Audi’s MMI) that controls the four-speaker stereo system. While that doesn’t sound like many speakers, there are two minimizing factors – the not very large cabin and the ten-cylinder is a lot to compete with.
There’s no center screen, it all runs through the dashboard, which itself is customizable and also doubles as the display for the optional (and not so good) reverse camera.
Again, the satnav is an Audi-based unit and very easy to use.
Close the doors and you don’t have to deal with the many ways to adjust the car. Several other Italian-made wheels have switches to change the car’s behavior, but Lamborghini has limited itself to three modes – Strada, Sport and Corsa – and an ESC off button on the dashboard. Of course, the latter remains the same, partly due to decision and insurance reasons, but also because it is completely discounted.
Flip up the red lid, hit the start button, and the V10 comes to life with a spin, then an epic one. Pull the right gear lever toward you and drive away.
Without history, hesitation or judgment, it does as you ask. The engine is smooth, light and flexible and does not require revs for the car to move.
Swipe down the ANIMA button once and you’re in Sport mode. That reduces engine sound and sharpens gear shifts. In this mode you will get the most fun, a long way.
The old people are whining that Lamborghini has become boring and safe in the old era, as if it was a bad thing. Sure they don’t look wild, but there’s a pretty easy argument to say that they’re much nicer. Audi’s parts barrel raid also means a lot of things that previously didn’t work on these masculine supercars.
The Huracan is quick, but it is. You also don’t need to use all of its power to enjoy it (you can’t be here anyway), just hit the gas and listen for the noise.
As an all-round sports car, it’s great fun, rivaling Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren in an increasingly cramped field. It’s also unique – ten-cylinder, no turbo, four-wheel drive, no noise mixing.
Most importantly, it has great ability and isn’t even terrifying at all. Those who say Lamborghini must be scary to drive are idiots. The Huracan creators are geniuses.