As some pits at the Sepang International Circuit were full of Huracan GT3s getting ready to race in the Super Trofeo Asia series, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur launched the 640hp Huracan EVO to customers and selected members of the media earlier tonight. Well, ‘launched’ is loosely used here considering that even the launch car is a left-hand drive unit (Lambo KL’s demo car is coming soon) and deliveries for Malaysian buyers will only begin in Q4 2019.
Currently the top-shelf Huracan available here is the Performante, and the EVO is essentially an elevated and evolved version of the former. So it is more powerful, sounds different, and provides an improved driving performance, much of all that coming from a higher level of super sports car-making technology.
Let’s start it off with the new HMI (Human Machine Interface), the most apparent being the 8.4-inch touchscreen located right above the starter button. From here, you can adjust various parameters including climate control, the seats, or of course the entertainment system (Apple CarPlay integration is standard). The Huracan EVO does not come with voice command per se, but is possible with use of Apple’s Siri. Certainly, the most impressive info you can get from the screen is status of the LDVI system.
That stands for – get ready for some Italian – Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata which is a central processing unit that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behaviour. It takes all the information from the cars 350 sensors and anticipates what the driver wants and help to achieve that. For that the LDVI (the brain of the car) adjusts magnetorheological suspension system, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, the AWD, the torque vectoring system, and the lamborghini All-Wheel Steering (LAWS) system. That’s right, the Huracan EVO is the first Lamborghini after the Aventador to get rear-wheel steering. Getting back to what the LDVI does, the company calls it ‘feed-forward’, as opposed to the reactive manner of driving based from feedback. Instead, the car predicts and sets-up the car for the next moment.
The naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 makes 640hp at 8,000rpm and 600Nm at 6,500rpm, which in relation to the car’s 1,442kg weight (dry) translates to a power-to-weight ratio of 2.22kg/hp. It goes to 100kph from standstill in 2.9 seconds and once dropping anchor is back to a full stop within 31.9 metres. If the driver stands on the gas pedal again, the car will reach 200kph in nine seconds before reaching maximum speed of 325kph
Interested? Good, contact Lamborghini KL for details and to personalise your dream super sports car. However, we were not given a starting price for the Huracan EVO. That’s still being finalised but company chief operating officer Marcus Chye mentioned that they are trying to get its price ‘close’ to the Performante (which starts at RM1.25m). Sounds good?