Lamborghini Huracán Evo goes RWD
In 2020, Lamborghini will go even more hardcore with its smaller supercar, launching the Huracán Evo RWD as a 3062-pound enthusiasts’ special. Those brave enough to floor the loud pedal will get 602 horsepower at 8000 rpm, along with 413 pound-feet at 6500 rpm for a top speed of 202 mph. With its exciting naturally-aspirated V-10 in the middle, this new rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini will also sprint to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, while packing reprogrammed nannies that “improve corner-exit traction by 20 percent and enhance oversteer by 30 percent” compared to the 2016–19 Huracán RWD. Expect the smell of sticky Pirellis smoking regularly, despite contact patches measuring a whopping 11 inches at the rear.
Starting at $208,571 in the United States, the 2020 Huracán Evo RWDs will differ from their all-wheel-drive siblings visually by having a new front splitter, as well as even larger air intakes at the front that sport vertical fins. Changes at the rear include a bumper in high gloss black with a more aggressive diffuser, which looks rather good paired with Lambo’s new shade of yellow called Giallo Belenus.
Inside, drivers will still find an 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center console, while on the steering wheel, your ANIMA button will encourage you to go into Corsa mode—but will still offer the slightly-less-manic Sport and buttoned-up Strada modes as well. If you plan on hitting the tracks hard, note that although the new Huracán Evo RWD comes standard with 19-inch Kari rims and cross-drilled steel brakes, 20-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes are also available.
The rest is business as usual. Dry-sump lubrication for track reliability, a 40/60 front-to-rear weight distribution with a limited-slip differential for endless slides, and a dry weight of 3062 pounds, so you can remain 234 pounds heavier than your equally-sized neighbor in a McLaren 720S.
That weight differential doesn’t bother us one bit—Lamborghini had us at 30 percent more oversteer.