The Lamborghini Huracán is a great supercar, no question. In just about every way imaginable it is miles better than the Gallardo it replaces.

And at 'just' £180k it also happens to represent decent value beside the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 650S, if not the 911 Turbo S or Audi R8 V10.

But there’s one thing it does that will either drive you mad or won't matter one iota, depending on what sort of driver you are. It understeers, basically.

On the surface you can understand why Lamborghini has set it up to do so.

The Huracán, claims Sant'Agata, is designed to appeal to a broader audience than any other Lamborghini thus far, so it needs to be as secure as it is sensational to drive; as predictable near the limit as it is fast in a straight line.

Well it’s certainly predictable on the limit inasmuch as you know exactly what it’s going to do at all times. But the trouble is what it does do is understeer to varying amounts at the front.

The harder you push it, the more its nose runs wide – until eventually it just washes out completely. And beyond that there is no more to its handling repertoire, period.

On the one hand, this is good because it means the average Huracán owner will never, ever be able to spin their car, no matter how clumsy they are with the throttle or the brakes mid-corner. But on the other hand, it does render the Huracán somewhat inert in terms of its ultimate chassis response.

I’m not saying that Lamborghini should have set the Huracán up to oversteer so that idiot road testers like me can perform lairy tail slides that look good on camera – because I know that this is entirely irrelevant to what happens out there in the real world, and on the public road. I’m saying that they’ve simply gone too far in the opposite direction.

In its desire to make the Huracán idiot proof, Lamborghini has, I believe, blunted the car’s appeal so drastically that, on a circuit at least, people who know what they are doing will find it peculiarly unentertaining.