What is it?
It’s not often you find worthwhile, literal meaning in a car’s name, but the Lamborghini Huracán Evo is one such car. So extensive is the roster of updates the Sant’Agata firm has introduced to its junior supercar that referring to it as a mere facelift doesn’t quite seem to do it justice.
In practically every way you could care to think of, this represents a bona fide evolution of the Huracán breed. The standard car was certainly a highly likeable member of the supercar class, but its charm came more from the ferocity and uniqueness of its naturally aspirated V10 engine than any ability to impress on road or track with seemingly endless reserves of balletic grace and agility. The Evo sets out to right the wrongs of its predecessor and more closely align what is now the entry-level Huracán with its fantastically visceral, hugely capable big brother, the Performante.
Adopting the uprated engine from that lightweight, track-focused special is a good place to start. As in the Performante, the Huracán Evo’s 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 gains titanium inlet valves and a new lightweight exhaust system, as well as a hike in performance that increases power to 631bhp at 8000rpm and torque to 443lb ft at 6500rpm. Admittedly, the software that governs the engine isn’t the same, but the Huracán Evo will still dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in 2.9sec and go on to hit a top speed in excess of 202mph.