Available in two bodystyles - Coupé and Spyder and also with a choice of rear or all-wheels drive by a magnificent 5.0-litre V10 petrol engine - producing 562bhp for the RWD and 593bhp for the AWD version. To complete the four car range is a limited edition Avio version which is a touching tribute to the Italian Air Force, although its claims to 'reach the sky' may be a slight exaggeration.
Despite all its allure, the Huracán will be remember as something of a trailblazer when Sant’Agata launched it with an active variable-ratio power steering system, dubbed ‘Lamborghini Dynamic Steering’ (LDS).
Introduced on the larger Aventador, the set-up allows for particularly direct control over the front wheels at low speeds, with gentler directional responses at higher speeds to the benefit of handling stability.
It sounds simple enough and maybe even uniquely appealing in principle, given that mid-engined sports cars have inherent high-speed stability challenges and active racks are something that Ferrari, McLaren and Audi have yet to dabble with.
But the execution has proven problematic. Our first two acquaintances with the Huracán have been of cars with LDS – and on neither occasion have we found that it can produce either the predictability or the feedback we expect of a near-£200k, 200mph driver’s car.
Thankfully, LDS is an entirely discretionary addition to any Huracán order. So in order to find out how much better the V10 baby Lambo's handling is in passively steered form, we borrowed a standard one.
As always, the Huracán is fast, loud, sharp, extroverted – and about as impactful as it’s possible for anything on four wheels to be. A fine and authentic modern Lamborghini, then. And while the standard steering set-up doesn’t address every dynamic shortcoming the car suffers with, it certainly makes the Huracán's handling cleaner and more coherent.
Not that most Huracán owners will likely care. The car’s bombastic styling is like high explosives next to the more conservative looks of its rivals. To these eyes, the Huracán is even more aggressively attractive than its predecessor, the Gallardo. If you want your junior supercar to stop the traffic first and foremost, its abilities are unassailable.