2017 Lamborghini Huracan Review

Introduction

The Lamborghini Huracan is the Italian firm’s replacement for its most successful model ever, the Gallardo. Unsurprisingly then, given that car’s sales figures, Lamborghini hasn’t been too radical with the Huracan, so it pretty much follows the template set by the Gallardo. Hence, a naturally aspirated V10 petrol engine, paddle-shifted seven-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive are all wrapped up in a dramatic wedge-shaped body. The LP 610-4 is the result, that 610 referring to its output in hp, the 4 relating to its drive. The range also includes the LP 580-2, which, if you’re paying attention, means 580hp and a pair of driveshafts left on the stockroom shelves at Lamborghini’s factory. A thrilling small Lamborghini with a sensational engine, it’s got the fireworks to compete with its obvious Ferrari and McLaren rivals, even if it’s not quite the measure of them.         

 

Body Style: Sports car           Seats: 2                  MRP from £155,400

         

Did you know? The ‘LP’ in the Huracan’s name stands for Longitudinal Posteriore - only in Italian could the engine position description sound sexy.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (7.8/10)

The Lamborghini Huracan is an entirely predictable replacement for the Gallardo before it, and in isolation it’s a thrilling, visceral car, though one that does come with a few provisos. That it’s based on Audi’s R...