Lamborghini Huracán Evo steals from the best and gets away with it
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Lamborghini Huracán Evo steals from the best and gets away with it

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] This is Bahrain and I'm here to take Lamborghini up on the offer to drive the replacement to the entry level coup. This is the Lamborghini Hurricane Evo. What might seem like a mid cycle face lift at first glance [UNKNOWN] so, so much more. The Evo takes Lamborghini's entry level, mid engine, super car and adds, innovates, revises, begs, steals, and borrows everything it needs to make this not just an update, but a complete overhaul. So, what's new? The biggest change in this car is the engine, it has lifted the same 5.2 litre, naturally aspirated V10 From the [UNKNOWN] and slaughtered it right in here, which means you get just about the same 631 horsepower and 629 pounds feet of torque as the car that famously beat the [UNKNOWN] record. That's a A lot of grant is slamming to the basal [UNKNOWN]. And on paper it will make this pretty damn close in performance to it's tracked-focus sibling. But the question then is, what is the difference between the Evo, and the Performante? Well, this is still fundamentally a road car, where the Perfomante has a adaptive error, this has fixed Stare her out the. Main difference then is on that big wing that you get on the back of the perfect marten which has the ala system which would allow to install in high speed straights giving you less drag but be activated in the corners to give you down falls on the side where you You needed it most. The Evo gives you a different set of characteristics. New vents prevent turbulence down the side of the car and the fixed rear wing which incidentally is the most curved design touch I've seen on a Lambo in a very long time can both develop a tremendous amount of down force but also create a Venturi effect to speed up air passing through its reducing drag. In total the Evo generates seven times as much downforce as the car replaces, with only minimum sacrifice on the straights. But it's not just a pair of [INAUDIBLE] had his homework copied. No. The Aventador has had a few things pilfered from it as well. Namely, all-wheel strear which made that car so much more agile, now finds a home in the Hurican Evo as well as- This is chassis technology. that totals up to being the best selection of all the best features available in Lamborghini's today but the innovations don't end there. An all new brain. The LDVI system. Combines the trash control systems, the torque vectoring, the magneto rear logical suspension. All wheel drive and all wheel steer to continuously monitor and adapt to your driving to give you the best possible Possible experience in any given moment. Whether you're tearing up the track or stuck in the rainy traffic the [UNKNOWN] tweaks and adapts based on your inputs to give you an end result it thinks you need. Before you think you need it. With that, thanks to the new suspension and chassis tech, there's a much wider range between it's most stiff and grippy set up and courser modes and the more comfortable road focused strada mode. So you could make the Huricane Evo into a daily driver and it's probably Perhaps with the exception of the Erris the car you can daily drive the most out of Lamborghini stable but I'll be perfectly honest I've only been in here a couple of hours and my back is already beginning to kill me. Also there isn't the biggest amount of head room. I'm not really tall. I'm only six foot tall and I've next to zero head room left. I feel like I can't get the seat quite as low as I need it to be It still feel quite high up for a car that's meant to be made engine super car. I'd rather have my, kissing the [INAUDIBLE]. But you can forgive this car everything for that engine nodes. Drop a few quotes [SOUND] There's something about a V10 that is just- It just works. And in an age of turbo charge Everything, it's so good to still have something that's unadulterated. [SOUND] Another addition on the Huracan Evo is this new touchscreen in the middle of the transmission tunnel here. It's in a slightly weird position, I'm finding it a bit distracting to look down. I'm having to take my eyes quite far away from the road to see what's going on there. When I asked whether or not they could've put a heads-up display in to show you a couple of the features that you might need to see, they said that because of the [INAUDIBLE] windscreen and the packaging of the car and general they'll never be able to think one in. That said you can't just use two fingers and automatic let you do the volume. Which is even easier than finding [INAUDIBLE. It's a really [INAUDIBLE, Compared to the outgoing Huracan, it's got a new steering system, it's got a new adaptive suspension system, it's got a new brain. It's got better aero. It's a completely different car almost. Where this car really Really pulls of its elements together to give you the full package [UNKNOWN] long track. Pushing it at its best. So guess where I'm going? [BLANK_AUDIO] Every effort has been made to make the Huracan Evo more comfortable out on the roads, but really where the improvements are in their elememt. His [INAUDIBLE] here on track. We only had a [INAUDIBLE] Bahrain international socket to put those changes to the test. But they party evident as soon as I pulled out of the [INAUDIBLE]. [SOUND] Now that Lamborghini dynamics steering previously in the Hurricane was one of its weaker points as an option. But here just because the car can turn. Turning so shortly and rotates around itself so easily. The slight numbness supposed to matter. The incredibly clever suspension in this car keeps it flat not only through the corners but also under breaking and acceleration. It doesn't pitch or rule at all. You get maximum grip and contact with the road at all times, so you can get back on the power and just squeeze it along. With the extra downforce in this thing, over seven times as much as the old Hurican, you're still as planted. You don't have the dynamic shift of that down force like you do in the Performante where you can shift the downforce from left to right. For the torque vectoring system and this takes over and gives you pretty much the same experience. See this corner here just a long, long corner to hold. It knew somehow what speed and gear I want it to be in. I figured it. [LAUGH] The all whole wheel steer, all wheel drive, traction control, dynamic system. It all works together. There is no restrictions of what you can do. [BLANK_AUDIO] But all those systems working in the background aren't just there to make it feel completely planted and safe but also to make it feel Feel exciting. It's doing a lot of work to keep me on the straights and narrow and this is the entry-level Hurricane. The entry-level Lamborghini. With a zero to 62 time of just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 200 miles an hour, the straights are an absolute joy. The speed just builds and builds, and the carbon ceramics allow you to be just as aggressive on the stop pedal as you are on the throttle. The brakes themselves work incredibly well, but you do have to get over the slightly softer feel of the pedal. Unlike the Performante, this has been dialed in Softer and more compliant, which can be a bit of a shock the first time you barrel into a corner at 150 miles an hour. But once you get the feel for this essentially road driving break feel, you can stamp on it to your heart's content. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] So yeah, Performante. Performance without a few minor details and without a big fixed wing on the rear. And this is the entry-level Lamborghini. Entry level. It gives you so much help, but it wraps it in this veneer of excitement where it still feels loose and exciting. It doesn't feel like it's holding your hand, even though it kind of is. It's a real experience. I think the only thing that could potentially add to this truck driving experience if, maybe we can go out again [SOUND] When the sun goes down maybe if I ask really nicely [SOUND] [SOUND] If you're in the market for a new super car there's load of. with a lot of really great options right now, depending on what you're interested in, there's a lot to choose from. Want something with racing pedigree, well Ferrari will gladly take your money, or maybe you're more of a McLaren person and you like their uncompromised tub that gives you just as fast coupes and convertibles, but if you're like me you might be interested Trust in something that awakes that inner child within you. That four year old who first fell in love with super cars and pin the post [UNKNOWN] on their bedroom wall. And if that's the case well Lamborghini is still the shot to go to. And really now their entry level car has taken on the engine from a [INAUDIBLE] Well, [SOUND] your job in selecting a super car has just gotten that much harder. [SOUND]

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