- 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD gets 602-hp, 5.2-litre V10
- 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, top speed of 325 km/h
- MSRP from $208,571 in the United States
Almost a year to the day after revealing the all-wheel-drive 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO, the Italian manufacturer has just unleashed the rear-drive variant of its supercar. It will once again rival the Audi R8, the Aston Martin Vantage, the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Mercedes-AMG GT.
The EVO is a new-and-improved Huracán with a reworked body and a slew of technological improvements over the first iteration of the car that appeared at the end of 2014. It also differs slightly from the AWD version with a new front splitter as well as vertical air intake fins. The RWD Lambo also gets a unique rear bumper diffuser design.
The 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD’s naturally aspirated, 5.2-litre V10 produces 602 horsepower (449 kW, 610 PS) and 413 pound-feet of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. With a curb weight of 1,389 kilograms (3,062 lbs.), the car is said to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 325 km/h.
In comparison, the all-wheel-drive EVO boasts 630 hp (470 kW, 640 PS) and 443 lb.-ft., which offsets the extra 33 kg of extra weight due to the front-wheel drivetrain, and zips to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. Top speed is the same.
The company says the rear-drive Huracán EVO was developed primarily as a driver’s car above anything else. “The Huracán EVO RWD performance relies on the harmony between man and machine: driving skills and the Huracán EVO’s RWD mechanics deliver perfectly balanced dynamics, physical feedback and a pure performance,” stated Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali. The Huracán EVO RWD enhances the V10 Huracán line-up with a model appealing to brand newcomers as well as those seeking sublime driving fun.”
As a matter of fact, the brand touts its Performance Traction Control System, or P-TCS, calibrated to deliver torque even when the Huracán is still drifting or exiting a corner, unlike conventional systems that wait until a car is stabilized before reapplying power. Its intervention also varies according to the available, driver-selectable drive modes, which include Strada (road), Sport and Corsa (race).
A new yellow paint color is introduced for the rear-drive variant, called Giallo Belenus, that also comes with matching leather and Alcantara upholstery. Every 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD includes a posh cockpit with 8.4-inch touchscreen, in addition to full connectivity along with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration. Like many other prestige brands, the company’s Ad Personam program allows buyers to personalize their ride with the colours, textures and trim that suits their tastes.
The new 2020 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD will start at USD$208,571 in the United States, which amounts to roughly CAD$270,000. Deliveries should begin within the next few months.