A powerful ‘Huracan’ of design and powertrain tweaks has hit land, but you wouldn’t want to get out of the way.
Lamborghini has updated the Huracan, its smallest and most affordable supercar. Adopting the Evo moniker, the model features more power, styling updates, and some new tech features.
Starting with the powertrain, the Lamborghini Huracan EVO is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2L V10 that, like the track-ready Huracan Performante that released in 2017, generates 630 horsepower (470 kW) and 443 lb-ft. (600 Nm) of torque.
That’s an additional 10-horsepower for drivers to work with, which when combined with dry weight of only 3,135 pounds (1,422 kilograms), helps the Huracan Evo reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 2.9 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.0 seconds, and a top speed over 202 mph (325 km/h).
The baby Lamborghini also boasts an upgraded suspension with adaptive dampers that can be adjusted instantly, as well as a new traction control system that can send all the power to one wheel if needed. As with previous model, a rear-wheel steering and four-wheel torque vectoring system are standard ware.
On the outside, the Huracan EVO arrives with a new-look rear end inspired by the Performante, highlighted by a redesigned rear spoiler and exhaust tips that have been moved further up to clear up space for a diffuser that stretches nearly the entire width of the car.
The front end is not only more aggressive than the previous Huracan, but it’s also more aerodynamic thanks to the incorporation of a front splitter with an integrated wing. From the side, notice the new 20-inch alloy wheels in the Aesir design and the reshaped air intakes…
Inside, the Huracan EVO receives a new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity and multi-finger gestures controls that lets you adjust just about everything, including the seats and climate control settings.
Voice commands are also supported, as is an optional dual-camera telemetry system for track days.
The Lamborghini Huracan EVO goes on sale in spring 2019 with a starting price of $261,274 in the United States. Do you want one?
Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept Is A Track-Ready Super SUV
The Italian super SUV is heading to the race track.
Lamborghini has released a close-to-production concept that accurately previews a race-going version of the Urus.
Based on the regular-production Urus, the Urus ST-X concept sees a whopping 25 percent ( 1,200 pounds) weight reduction that makes it more dynamic on and off the road.
Other upgrades include a carbon fiber hood, sport exhaust system with hexagonal tips positioned below the rear doors, a large rear wing, and 21-inch center-locking alloy wheels.
There is also a steel roll cage, an FT3 fuel tank, and an integrated fire suppression system for when things get “extra hot” on the track.
The Urus ST-X keeps the same twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 as the standard Urus, with an eight-speed automatic transmission send that power to the rear wheels. Bigger air intakes improve cooling.
We’ll see the production Lamborghini Urus ST-X in 2020 in a single-brand championship with both on- and off-road events, including on FIA-approved circuits in Europe and in the Middle East.
Lamborghini SC18 Supercar Is A One-Off Demonic Aventador
The Aventador-based supercar is the first vehicle designed by Lambo’s motorsport division, Squadra Corse.
Lamborghini has revealed the SC18, a one-off, track-ready performance machine that’s street-legal.
Created with help from its lucky new owner, the SC18 borrows styling cues from Lamborghini’s racing models, including hood air intakes inspired by those on the Huracan GT3 EVO; Super Trofeo EVO-inspired fenders, fins and airscoops inspired; and a large carbon-fiber wing with three mechanical adjustments for fine tuning downforce.
Power is provided by a 6.5-liter V12 delivers 770 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 531 pound-feet of torque at 6,750 rpm, channeled to the ground via an Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) optimized seven-speed gearbox.
That much power in combination with the deletion of a few pounds should make the car a few ticks faster than the Aventador SVJ.
According to Lamborghini, the SC18 paves the way for additional custom projects for motorsports customers under the Squadra Corse brand. How would you design your Lamborghini?
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Will Go Topless In 2019
A Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is speeding into production.
Uncovered by VW Vortex, an official document from the California Air Resources Board has essentially confirmed the certification of four Lamborghini models for 2019: the Aventador S Coupe, the Aventador S Roadster, the Aventador SVJ Coupe (pictured), and the Aventador SVJ Roadster.
The document didn’t reveal performance specifications, but the Aventador SVJ Roadster will likely get the same 6.5-liter V12 as its hardtop counterpart, which set a Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap record for fastest production cars at 6:44.97 minutes.
In the Aventador SVJ Coupe, the V12 produces 770 horsepower and 531 pound-feet (720 Newton-meters) of torque, allow it to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 2.8 seconds and to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.6 seconds before maxing out at 216 mph (350 km/h).
The roadster will likely be a tad slower due to the added weight of the droptop, but those figures should be enough to make it the fastest convertible at the Green Hell… that is, if Lamborghini makes the effort to claim the record.
As for how many cars will be built, we are not certain if the announced production run of 900 (plus the 63 special edition cars) includes the roadster or just the coupe. It’s worth pointing out, however, that the SVJ’s predecessor, the SV, was limited to 600 coupes and 500 roadsters.
Expect the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster to be even more pricey than the Aventador SVJ Coupe, which starts at $517,770. in the United States.