The theory is as follows: Lamborghini launches the Huracán to a rather lukewarm response from the media. Lamborghini then launches the low-volume, specialised Huracán Performante and the media rejoices: Lambo can make a real driver’s supercar after all! So Lamborghini takes those lessons and applies them to the standard offering and renames it the Evo, the car you see here and all is well. In theory.
It is certainly a much modified car. There’s another 30bhp for the 5.2-litre V10, rear-wheel steering has been added as has torque vectoring, the steering and suspension are tuned and it’s aero modified.
And in certain circumstances, it is brilliant to drive. Some might think that yowling V10, the last normally aspirated engine of its type, worth the money alone. Get on a decent road, slam through a few ratios and it would be easy to conclude nothing could make your world much better. But you still can’t see out of it and the seats are still poor. It doesn’t ride as well as a Ferrari 488GTB or a McLaren 720S. And if you drive it around a track, you’ll find the balance found for the Performante has been lost and we’re back to nasty understeer.
It still looks and sounds incredible and has the best powertrain of its kind. But while the McLaren and Ferrari could easily be used every day, the Huracán Evo is too flawed in too many areas for that.
Lamborghini Huracán Evo
Engine 5.2 litres, 10 cylinders
Power to weight 444bhp per tonne
Transmission Seven-speed double clutch, four-wheel drive
Top speed 202mph
Verdict Great, but only for weekends
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