The idea of sending either of them out into the universe without a whole raft of digital safety nets with which to save the would-be superhero from themselves is, in 2014, not remotely realistic.
But what about the traditional supercar, such as Lamborghini’s new Huracán? Is it really necessary to saddle a car like this with quite so much electronic intervention – to a point where even in its most aggressive Corsa mode you can’t slide it a single millimetre without its ESP system throwing out the anchors momentarily, and infuriatingly?
Personally I’d say no, it isn’t necessary – for several reasons. One, the car is so much more sorted fundamentally than the Gallardo it replaces it seems odd that Lamborghini felt the need to make the electronics so much more intrusive.
Two, on twistier roads the system is so hyper-responsive, and so keen to engage, I actually found it quite difficult to assess what the chassis was doing beneath my backside. Even in Corsa mode and theoretically with everything switched off, including the ESP, it was still re-engaging, killing the throttle, tickling the brakes, way before the Huracán was anywhere near a slide.