Hur­ri­cane Lambo

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - Prestige - PAUL GOVER CHIEF RE­PORTER

THE Kermit green Lam­borgh­ini’s V10 is howl­ing as we ease to­gether into Doohan Cor­ner at close to 200km/h.

It’s a mo­ment for trust and com­mit­ment on both sides and I’m feel­ing the love as the Huracan wrapped around me keeps its side of the bar­gain.

It brings ra­zor-sharp re­sponse — the grip you only get in a mid-en­gined su­per­sports car — and 427kW of per­for­mance to punch through the turn and fire out the other side.

I’m only here at Phillip Is­land for a short time, but it’s quickly turn­ing into a spe­cial time. Af­ter lap­ping the track in the past with var­i­ous Porsches up to the $2 mil­lion 918 su­per­car — and even the Nis­san GT-R — I know how well the Huracan is go­ing.

This car is very, very fast and very, very fo­cused. It’s the sort of car which can only give its best on a race­track, re­ward­ing some­one with at least $378,000 and a skill level be­yond the av­er­age driver.

Even in the land of Lam­borgh­ini, the lat­est Huracan — call it the LP 580-2 — is spe­cial.

It has both more and less, which trans­lates to an even bet­ter race­track thrill ride. It’s been stripped back to rear­wheel drive, trimmed of 32kg and de­tuned from 610 to 580 horse­power, hence the moniker. It may have less power, but it is a sharper in­stru­ment that pro­vides more chal­lenge and more re­ward.

“It’s more fun to drive,” the Huracan team leader, Ric­cia­rdo Bet­tini, says.

“En­joy­able tech­nol­ogy is the mean­ing of this car. Maybe you have to be a lit­tle more skilled to reach the level of per­for­mance,

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