Lamborghini has started 2020 with a bang after revealing its stunning new Huracan EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD), the third model of the Huracan series.
This exceptional driving machine carries a 5.2 litre V10 engine and can deliver 610 BHP (449 kW) at 8,000 rpm and 560 NM of torque at 6,500 rpm to its rear-wheel drive. Weighing in at just 1,389 KG when bone dry, the Huracan EVO RWD has a top speed of 325km/h and can hit 0-100km/h in a rapid 3.3 seconds.
Such immense power and torque funneled to a rear-wheel set-up means one thing: a supreme drifting machine.
However, the iconic Italian manufacturer insists its latest Huracan model – which sits alongside the all-wheel drive Huracan EVO and the all-wheel, soft-top Spyder – isn’t focused on straight-line speeds or lap records: but putting the car back in the driver’s hands.
“This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini’s pure engineering origins,” says chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali. “The driver is at the center of the Huracán EVO RWD’s performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot.”
“The Huracán EVO RWD performance relies on the harmony between man and machine: driving skills and the Huracán EVO’s RWD mechanics deliver perfectly balanced dynamics, physical feedback and a pure performance. The Huracán EVO RWD enhances the V10 Huracán line-up with a model appealing to brand newcomers as well as those seeking sublime driving fun.”
Sublime driving fun
And fun is what the Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD delivers. A new performance traction control system designed and calibrated specifically for rear-wheel drive continues to send torque to the rear even when the car is drifting or slipping sideways, instead of waiting for the car to become completely stable again before administering more power.
This traction control is specifically calibrated with each of the EVO RWD’s driving modes, which can be selected through the steering wheel’s ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management) button – ‘Anima’ meaning ‘soul’ in Italian.
SPORT mode provides a true drifting experience without compromising safety: the system can recognize conditions of dramatic oversteer and limits torque to the rear wheels, allowing the driver to stabilize and control effectively.
Lamborghini claims the new traction control system improves the smoothness of intervention by 30% compared to the previous Huracan RWD model, while also improving corner-exit traction by 20% and enhancing oversteer by 30%.
Fresh look, fresh performance
Other features to this impressive racer include a hybrid chassis made from lightweight aluminium and carbon fiber, as well as an aluminium and thermoplastic resin body. The car sits on a double wishbone suspension with overlapped quadrilaterals and passive shock absorbers, while the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) is tuned specifically for the Huracan EVO RWD to ensure maximum feedback to the driver.
Rapid gear changes are effortless thanks to the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, while the Pirelli P Zero tires have been specially developed to work in tandem with ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes. Ceramic brakes are an option, too.
A new front splitter has been sculpted, while the rear bumper features a new diffuser unique to the EVO RWD model.