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Lamborghini Huracan Evo : Desert storm

Lamborghini Huracan
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Piercing the still midday air with its jutting dagger-like shape and spine-tingling wail, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo’s seductive V10 siren song carried long across the sparse landscape. Disturbing the dry, desolate desert road with the force and fury of a sudden, violent storm, as its name implies. The Huracan is the epitome of a supercar. Equal parts elemental, evocative, and exotic with its hunkered down design and eager naturally-aspirated mid-engine configuration, the revised Evo’s new bag of tricks makes it more nimble, focused, fluent, and user-friendly, and importantly includes four-wheel-steering.اضافة اعلان

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Introduced in 2019, bearing the telltale “Evo” moniker, the face-lifted Huracan’s revisions are more than skin deep but include numerous mechanical, system management, aerodynamic, and tech improvements. An evolution incorporating lessons from the outgoing Huracan Performante variant and its sophisticated, active aerodynamic systems, the new baseline Evo instead adopts fixed underbody airflow management and a more discrete slotted automatically retracting rear spoiler. The result is a five-fold aerodynamic efficiency improvement over the standard pre-facelift Huracan coupe.



Retaining its low, wide, dramatically sharp signature style, viscerally-charged predatory posture, and lightweight aluminum and carbon-fiber construction, the Evo’s subtle aesthetic updates include triangular front cooling ducts, more horizontally-oriented bumper design, and revised sill-mounted side air intakes, which are cinched-in between the cabin and voluptuous rear wheel-arches.

Under the skin, it gains a sophisticated central processing system that can make dynamic adjustments. Monitoring numerous inputs, this adjusts adaptive dampers, four-wheel-drive, torque vectoring, and traction control as necessary, and can even divert traction to just one wheel.

High-strung heroics
Inheriting the Performante’s uprated variant of Lamborghini’s dry sump, naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, the Evo gains 30HP and 40Nm over the outgoing standard Huracan. Producing 640HP at a high strung 8,000rpm and 600Nm at 6,500rpm, it almost exactly matches the Performante’s headline stats. With immediate throttle response and tenacious four-wheel-drive traction, the comparatively lightweight 1,422kg Evo rockets through 0-100km/h in 2.9-seconds and 0-200km/h in 9-seconds. Capable of 325km/h, the exhilarating Evo’s tirelessly effective ventilated, perforated carbon-ceramic disc brakes meanwhile bring it from 100km/h to a halt in just 31.9m.

Responsive from standstill and with seamlessly urgent linear power delivery, the Evo digs deep and pulls hard at low revs, with around 70 percent torque accessible from just 1,000rpm.

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Unexpectedly versatile in mid-range, it races to redline in a scintillatingly searing sweep as its salacious soundtrack coalesces from mechanical staccato to resonant metallic snarl, before hardening to an unyielding howl. Scalpel-sharp throttle response, meanwhile, allows one to apply precise power increments and alternatively dial back revs with finger-snap immediacy.

Driving all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with decisively slick change through gears, the Evo features fixed column-mounted paddle-shifters for manual mode driving and several auto mode response settings.

With default rear-biased power distribution for agility, the Evo’s four-wheel-drive reapportions power rear to front for maximum traction in a given situation, while a limited-slip rear differential varies power sideways for sure-footed stability and nimble agility and is aided by a brake-base torque vectoring system for even tidier cornering.

Exhilarating evolution
Thrillingly connected with razor-sharp reflexes and precise input responses, the Evo experience is thoroughly immersive in its heady driver involvement. With Lamborghini cars long-adopting four-wheel-drive to most effectively put power to the tarmac, the Evo now crucially adds four-wheel-steering to its repertoire. Turning rear wheels opposite to the front at a lower speed to effectively shorten its wheelbase and enhance agility and maneuverability, the Evo’s rear wheels, however, turn in the same direction for improved lane change stability and response at higher speeds.

Crisp and eager into corners, the four-wheel-steer Evo drives like a smaller, nimbler car and changes direction with wrist flick quick alacrity and stability. Balanced through corners with its moderately rear-biased weighting within a big footprint, its body control is taut and flat, with adaptive magnetic dampers becoming firmer for corners and more forgiving on straights. Committed and predictable powering out of corners with sticky 305/30R20 rear tires and precise throttle control, it nevertheless feels willing to adjust and tighten a cornering line if needed.

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Reassuringly stable at speed and settled over dips and crests, the Evo is smooth by supercars standards. Its reversing camera and four-wheel-steering meanwhile help with parking, despite limited rear visibility and a wide, low body. Inside, it features supportive sports seats and good front visibility. Interior space is mostly decent, but slightly better headroom wouldn’t go amiss for taller drivers for long distances. Driver-focused, the Evo’s sportily luxurious cabin features extensive Alacantara upholstering, while a new 8.4-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system brings improved connectivity and voice activation.




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