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2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Review

BODY TYPE: Coupe / Exotic
The first carmaker to present a new car in 2020 is Lamborghini. The Italians ushered in the new year ever since its first week with the long-anticipated announcement of a rear-wheel-drive version of the Huracan, meant most and foremost for the thrill seekers among its customers.
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Described to be a “visceral driving machine,” the Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD is not involution of the four-wheel-drive variant, but rather a spin-off that, despite its insane performance figures, is not necessarily meant for the track, but mostly for the owner who likes to enjoy a good drive no matter where.

Coming to life with visual changes that are not extensive, but very effective, the Huracan EVO RWD is described as “an instinctive driver’s car” for the people who know what to expect from such a machine. 

1Exterior design & features

As far as the size of the new car goes, this variant is a tad smaller when compared to its full traction sibling. The car’s length is 4,520 mm (177.95 inches), its width 1,933 mm (76.1 inches), and the height 1,165 mm (45.87 inches).

The entire thermoplastic resin body of the car rests on a hybrid chassis made of aluminum and carbon fiber.

Visually, the RWD sets itself apart by employing a new front splitter and vertical fins fitted inside the larger, framed front air intakes. At the rear, new is the bumper in high gloss black and featuring a new diffuser that is to be found nowhere else in the Lamborghini range. 

Even a new color has been specifically created for this car, a yellow shade called Giallo Belenus. The car rides as standard on 19-inch Kari rims with specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tires, but wheels 1 inch bigger can be specified as well.

2Interior design, features
and passenger space

The inside of the new Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD is unchanged from what we’re used to in the range, with the exception of the colors and materials chosen.

Lamborghini, in an attempt to mimic the exterior color of the car, created a new dedicated leather option, one that perfectly rounds up the look of the car. 

For its customers, the Sant'Agata Bolognese facility can have the interior made in a wide number of materials and colors though.

3Gadgets

The interior of the Huracan Evo is dominated by the swooping center console which houses the car’s touchscreen. In this case, we’re talking about one sized 8.4-inches, and used to control everything from telephone calls to Internet access. The Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata computer can also be summoned through this screen.

The infotainment system that runs through this screen is Apple CarPlay compatible, and allows voice commands via Siri, radio and video rendering.

4Performance

Under the hood of the Evo RWD sits the same engine used on the four-wheel-drive variant. That’s a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine with enough power to move mountains. The difference now is that all that power now goes to the rear wheels.

Linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with launch control and three driving modes (Strada, Sport and Corsa), the car develops 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque. More than enough to allow it to sprint to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 325 kph (201 mph).

As per the figures provided by Lamborghini, the car needs 13.8 liters of fuel to cover 100 km (17 mpg).

5Safety

Having been bred as a thrill-giver, the Huracan Evo was forced to have all the required safety systems in place to protect its occupants. And starting with the front airbags and ending with the cross-drilled steel brakes, the car cuts not corners in this respect. 

The most work into fine-tuning the safety elements of the Huracan went into the traction system. Called P-TCS in Lambo speak, the system has been specifically tuned for the rear-wheel-drive configuration of the car and, depending on the driving mode selected, it delivers torque even when the vehicle is getting its bearings after a drift or a side slip. 

This version of the car is a tad slimmer than its conventional counterpart, tipping the scale at 1,389 kg instead of 1,422 kg. That translates into a weight-to-power ratio of 2.28 kg/hp, with the weight being distributed 40/60 front/rear.

6Conclusion

The rear-wheel-drive version of the Huracan Evo will start shipping to customers in the spring of 2020. The Italians charge $208,571 for one.