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Here comes the latest Lambo Huracan – and, yes, it’s another 201mph ‘hurricane’ on four wheels

By Paul Connolly

This is the fire-breathing Lamborghini Huracan Evo, the second-generation version of the famous supercar complete with exclusive chassis technology and new all-wheel drive system.

All-new for 2019, the V10 Evo boasts an aluminium and carbon fibre structure that is the most advanced yet in any Lamborghini.

The Italian manufacturer has taken the engine from the latest Huracan Performante version, improved it, and added a range of new tricks, components and driving dynamics.

For the first time in a Lambo, for example, the Evo comes with two new hi-tech elements – torque vectoring and four-wheel steering. It’s also got a completely refreshed cabin.

The Evo features a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine, uprated to produce higher power output and an “emotional and powerful” sound, with titanium intake valves and a refined lightweight exhaust system.

It outputs 640 hp (470 kW) at 8,000 rpm with 600 Nm of torque delivered at 6,500 rpm.

With a dry weight of 1,422 kg the Evo reaches a weight-to-power ratio of 2.22 kg/hp, accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and from 0-124mph in 9.0 seconds.  Top speed is just over 201mph.

The Evo comes with a new Lambo infotainment system advanced connectivity features (if you’ve time to look at it, that is).

Prices start at £165k not counting taxes, so expect the on the road price to be circa £205k.

The Huracan – it’s Spanish for hurricane and also references a mythical fighting bull – was born in 2014 as a replacement for the historic Lamborghini Gallardo.

The design is more aggressive than the outgoing model, even compared to the Performante ultra-sporting version.

Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali says: “Lamborghini is intent on leading the advance to the highest level of super sports car technologies and driving emotion.

“This is the essence of the new Huracan EVO. It takes the extraordinary abilities of the Huracan Performante and combines state-of-the-art vehicle dynamic control to amplify the everyday Huracan driving experience

“The Huracan EVO is the very definition of evolution: it is a step ahead, redefining the segment parameters.

“It is remarkably easy to drive, while delivering the most responsive, sensory and agile driving experience, in every environment.”

At the heart of the car is the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), a central processing unit that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour, including attempting to anticipate the driver’s behaviour and needs.

An upgraded 2.0 Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) is also installed. Comprised of a set of accelerators and gyroscope sensors placed at the car’s centre of gravity, this monitors in real-time the dynamic vehicle attitude regarding lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate.

The magneto rheological suspension, upgraded to version 2.0, instantaneously adapts the damping following inputs from the LPI.

Enhanced Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) provides higher responsiveness in corners while requiring the lowest steering angles, is now coupled with rear-wheel steering in order to ensure agility at low speed, as well as maximum stability in high-speed cornering and under braking in the most severe conditions.

Lamborghini says first deliveries of the new Huracan Evo will be in the spring, so expect them to start shipping before May. They’ll take orders now.

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