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Lamborghini Huracan EVO: fiercer 2019 supercar is here

Published: 07 January 2019

► 2019 Lambo Huracan EVO
► Power boost and rear-steer
► Plus interior upgrades

It’s update time at Sant’Agata. Lamborghini’s new Huracan EVO is here for 2019 and acts as a heavy facelift to the V10 supercar from the raging bull. Lamborghini’s baby supercar is an indirect sibling with the Audi R8, which was recently updated, too.

Is the engine still that V10?

Thankfully, yes. Lamborghini has taken out the engine from the Performante for this new model, so there’s 631bhp available at a screaming 8000rpm and 442lb ft from a 5.2-litre V10 connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box. The 0-62mph sprint is over with in 2.9 seconds – the same time as the Performante – and on to a max speed of 202mph.

Still a brute then…

Maybe so, but Lamborghini says this one is more intelligent at dealing with all of that power due to a new ECU with a fantastically Italian name: Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).

Lambo Huracan 2019 rear

The Huracan is still all-wheel drive, so the new ECU has not only that to manage but the new rear-wheel steering system that features here, too – something all new to the Huracan and something its Audi R8 cousin doesn't get. The adaptive suspension has also been revised for greater stability, says Lambo, and dynamic steering is still optional.

What else is new?

The interior has undergone considerable changes, much to the pleasure of hacks like us that thought the tech was a couple of levels behind the supercar curve. The biggest difference is a new 8.4-inch touchscreen planted low in the dashboard that controls media and climate. It also has very-on-trend-if-gimmicky gesture control. Lamborghini also says the new Huracan can be had with a dual-camera telemetry system for setting your best lap times.

Lamborghini Huracan front tracking 2019

Lamborghini is also pushing its Ad Personam personalisation scheme with the EVO, and points to the new four-layer Arancio Xanto colour, and details including speccing some interior accents in the Carbon Forged Composites made famous by the Performante. Style packs and ‘carbon skin’ paint are available, too.

What about the Huracan replacement?

Intel suggests the all-new Huracan replacement won't arrive until at least 2022 if not later. It's expected to still use that gorgeous 5.2-litre V10 but it's tipped to be supplemented by electric power to the tune of around 250kW.

Huracan EVO (2019): price and release date

Lamborghini’s updated Huracan goes on sale in Spring 2019, with a UK price £165,256 before taxes.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches