The presence and purpose of the super sports car resonates throughout its design, while its super exhaust sound reflects increased power and dynamic abilities
By SHAZNI ONG
Italian carmaker Automobili Lamborghini SpA has unveiled its new variant of Huracán EVO in Malaysia.
Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur COO Marcus Chye said the V10-powered super sports car incorporates next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics based on the prowess and performance of the Huracán Performante.
“In the true spirit of evolution, Lamborghini has gone the extra mile to elevate the extraordinary abilities of Huracán Performante in the Huracán EVO.
“It is a step ahead, redefining the segment parameters with the highest level of super sports car technology and driving emotion. This is the essence of the Huracán EVO,” he told the media and customers at the Sepang International Circuit recently.
Chye added that Lamborghini has a strong customer base in Malaysia, and that the Huracán EVO would drive this support further.
The Huracán EVO features the 5.2L naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine, which produces a higher power output and an emotional and powerful sound, with titanium intake valves and refined lightweight exhaust system.
With a dry weight of 1,422kg, the Huracán EVO reaches a weight-to-power ratio of 2.22kg/hp. It accelerates from 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds and from 0-200kph in nine seconds, while braking from 100kph to zero is achieved in just 31.9m.
It has a top speed of more than 325kph.
Automobili Lamborghini area manager (South-East Asia) Davide Sfrecola said the presence and purpose of the Huracán EVO resonates throughout its design, while its super exhaust sound reflects its increased power and dynamic abilities.
“Equipped with the finest and the purest, the all-new Huracán EVO combines state-of-the-art vehicle dynamic control to amplify the everyday Huracán driving experience.
“Lighter, nimbler and much more agile than its predecessor, the Huracán EVO delivers the most responsive and sensory driving experience in every environment. It is remarkably easy to drive and has already elicited the interest of Lamborghini owners,” he said.
The Huracán EVO also features new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering and a torque vectoring system working on the four wheels.
At the heart of the car is the new feature of Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) — a central processing unit that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour, fully integrating all of the car’s dynamic systems and set-up to anticipate the next move and needs of the driver, which is translated into perfect driving dynamics.
Another notable feature is the distinctive design which defines the aerodynamic superiority and enhanced driving dynamics of the Huracán EVO. The new front bumper not only gives the car a low and assertive personality, but it also assures aerodynamic efficiency via the front splitter with an integrated wing.
The enlarged air intakes feature the Ypsilon shape that is inherent in Lamborghini design DNA, while the side profile of the Huracán EVO is articulately dynamic, featuring Lamborghini’s hexagon design references in the windows, the new wheel design and around the new side air intakes.
The Huracán EVO’s aero competency continues with the underbody, which has been shaped to maximise aerodynamic efficiency.
In fact, the new integrated aero-dynamic styling of the model improves downforce and aerodynamic efficiency more than five times over the first-generation Huracán.
The Huracán EVO is presented in an iconic new Lamborghini four-layer colour known as Arancio Xanto, while its 20-inch (50.8cm) Aesir rims, dedicated to the EVO, are complemented by Pirelli P Zero tyres.
A new 8.4-inch HMI (human-machine interfaces) capacitive touchscreen, which is located in the centre console just above the start button, puts connectivity at the driver’s fingertips with multi-finger gesture control.
A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment — including web radio and video player — while the intuitive interface allows voice commands and puts the driver in touch with Siri.
According to Chye, the base price excluding taxes should be roughly about the same as the outgoing car, at around RM1.15 million.
The new Lamborghini Huracán EVO will arrive in Malaysia in the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19).