2019 Lamborghini Huracan EVO revealed

January 9, 2019

Lamborghini has revealed a new special edition version of the Huracan, called the Huracan EVO. It’s basically a mid-life update for the V10 supercar, as suggested by the ‘evolution’ name.

Some styling tweaks are applied to the design, with a more aggressive front bumper bar incorporating the latest look intakes lower down. There’s also some fresh 20-inch ‘Aesir’ alloy wheels, while at the back you’ll notice a chunkier diffuser section with dual exhausts similar to the Performante’s design.

Most of the changes are to the hardware underneath. For starters the 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine is tweaked to produce 470kW at 8000rpm, and 600Nm at 6500rpm (up from 449kW/560Nm). The lift in output comes thanks to some new titanium intake valves and a refined exhaust system, among other things.

Across the tarmac the 0-100km/h sprint takes just 2.9 seconds (down from 3.2), with 0-200km/h taking just 9.0 seconds (down from 9.9). Leave it flat out and it’ll hit a top speed of “more than 325km/h”. In the other direction, 100-0km/h takes just 31.9 metres.

Aside from the straight-line performance gains brought in with the Huracan EVO, the update also introduces Lamborghini’s ‘Piattaforma Inerziale’ 2.0. This comprises of magneto rheological suspension and uses accelerators and gyroscope sensors enhance cornering precision and agility. It also infuses torque vectoring technology and an enhanced version of Lamborghini’s Dynamic Steering with rear-wheel steering.

All of these controls are altered slightly via the on-board ‘ANIMA’ drive mode select system, with Strada, Sport, Corsa settings. Lamborghini explains:

“In STRADA, the Huracán EVO is agile and capable for driving enjoyment, whereas in SPORT it becomes playful, intuitive and extremely exciting. In CORSA the Huracán EVO is sharp, reactive and exhilarating for the most extreme driving environments, such as racetracks.”

Inside, passengers are presented with a new 8.4-inch HMI capacitive touch-screen media interface. It packs in Apple CarPlay connectivity, and also includes navigation and multi-format audio playback. There’s also a new dual-camera parking system to make life easier in the parking lot.

The Lamborghini Huracan EVO is scheduled to arrive in showrooms from around the second quarter of this year. Australian prices are yet to be confirmed.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.