It's funny: Supercars are over-the-top rolling superlatives by their very definition, yet the cheaper, slower, less ostentatious versions are the ones that I tend to like best. I'm totally happy to sacrifice outright quickness for a bit more driver engagement. That's why supercars like the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD are my jam.
That's RWD for rear-wheel drive; this Huracan has two fewer driven wheels than the standard Evo coupe. Both Huracans use Lamborghini's 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 (chef's kiss), but it's detuned slightly for the RWD car, from 630 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque to 602 hp and 413 lb-ft. That's hardly a demerit; how could you possibly complain about only having 602 hp? Besides, the RWD coupe weighs 73 pounds less than the AWD car, meaning it has a weight-to-power ratio of 5.0:1, compared with the standard Evo's 4.9:1. Unless you're doing hot laps, I promise it's a wash.
After all, with the RWD Evo, it's not about what you lose, it's about what you gain. The recalibrated Dynamic Power Steering system accounts for the loss of front-end power, so there's more communication felt through the wheel. The Evo RWD has a redesigned nose to produce more downforce for better high-speed stability, and the suspension is tweaked for better control when you decide to kick the rear end out.
The Good ~ 5.2-liter V10 is a total delight ~ Razor-sharp steering ~ $52K cheaper than AWD version ~ Revised traction control allows for controlled slides
The Bad ~ Cabin is kind of cramped ~ Infotainment tech needs work
The Bottom Line If you're in the market to buy a Lamborghini Huracan Evo, do yourself a favor and get the rear-drive version.
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