Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD: a 602bhp sliding bull

Lamborghini’s Huracan EVO range is growing, with a new rear-wheel drive version joining the regular all-wheel drive coupe and Spyder.

Keep reading for your full Huracan briefing.

Is the engine still that V10?

Thankfully, yes.

In the case of the regular EVO coupe and Spyder, Lamborghini has taken out the engine from there’s 631bhp available at a screaming 8000rpm and 442lb ft from a 5.2-litre V10. For the RWD model, the engine is detuned to 602bhp and 413bhp. Regardless of which Huracan you pick, that shrieking V10 is connected to a super-slick seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box.

The 0-62mph sprint for the coupe is over with in 2.9sec – the same time as the Performante – and on to a max speed of 202mph. The Spyder achieves the sprint in 3.1sec, the RWD model in 3.3sec and has the same top speed as the coupe.

Still a brute then…

Maybe so, but Lamborghini says this one is more intelligent at dealing with all of that power due to a new ECU with a fantastically Italian name: Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).

In the standard and Spyder models so the new ECU has not only that to manage but the new rear-wheel steering system that features here, too – something all new to the Huracan and something its Audi R8 cousin doesn’t get. The adaptive suspension has also been revised for greater stability, says Lambo, and dynamic steering is still optional.

What else is new?

The interior has undergone considerable changes, much to the pleasure of hacks like us that thought the tech was a couple of levels behind the supercar curve. The biggest difference is a new 8.4-inch touchscreen planted low in the dashboard that controls media and climate. It also has very-on-trend-if-gimmicky gesture control. Lamborghini also says the new Huracan can be had with a dual-camera telemetry system for setting your best lap times.

Lamborghini is also pushing its Ad Personam personalisation scheme with the EVO, and points to the new four-layer Arancio Xanto colour, and details including speccing some interior accents in the Carbon Forged Composites made famous by the Performante. Style packs and ‘carbon skin’ paint are available, too.

Any Huracan EVO Spyder specifics?

The roof can raise or lower in 17 seconds at up to 31mph and there’s no detriment to the top speed with the roof down compared to the coupe. Lambo also claims the EVO Spyder has five times the maximum downforce of the previous Spyder.

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