It was recently announced that the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo, a refreshed version of the automaker’s entry-level supercar and direct replacement to the LP610-4, will be making Australian landfall in the latter half of 2019 with a starting price of $459,441.
As we’ve covered previously, the Huracan Evo is something of a unicorn made for the wealthy masses as it takes many go-fast bits from the Nurburgring record-breaking Huracan Performante but arrives at a much lower price point.
By slotting in the updated 470kW 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 and a fair number of new active aerodynamic elements, Lamborghini has essentially made their most performant Huracan essentially irrelevant to the common supercar buyer. The Evo is now the canonical default all-wheel drive Huracan, sitting above the base level LP580-2.
The heavily modified new engine incorporates a new intake system and a titanium exhaust to aid the recalibrated ECU and reworked internals, able to propel the Huracan Evo to 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds. And thanks to the lack of fixed rear wing a’la Performante, the reduced drag means 200km/h sails by in just 9.0 seconds, while top speed is quoted to be 325km/h.
For most people not looking for ultimate levels of downforce and aren’t intending to spend most of their waking hours thrashing about a circuit, there’s really no reason the Evo won’t be seen as the better option, being nearly as fast and more rounded as a street car.
Aside from the significant bump in power, the Evo also gains a new styling at every angle along with other visual enhancements to bring the car up to scruff for 2019, along with those delicious 20-inch alloys.
Additionally, the car adds more advanced features such as the rear-wheel steer system first introduced in the V12-powered Aventador SVJ, the car that unseated the Porsche 911 GT2 RS for that aforementioned production class Nurburgring lap record after the former yanked it away from the Huracan Performante. Revenge was sweet.