The Weekend Post - Motoring - - PRESTIGE -


A $378,000 tag is still big, but it com­fort­ably un­der­cuts the all-wheel drive model. All the good stuff sur­vives, apart from car­bon-ce­ramic brakes.

Lam­borgh­ini has no plan to fol­low Fer­rari down the tur­bocharger road, re­ly­ing on large-ca­pac­ity V10s and V12s to make big power. It has multi-mode driv­ing sys­tems and trick sta­bil­ity con­trol set­tings to free the per­for­mance in safety.

A 3.4-sec­ond blast to 100km/h and top speed of 320km/h say it all.

The 580-2 is the driver’s car in the Huracan lineup, pared back and sharp­ened in a way that will re­ward peo­ple who en­joy cor­ners more than straight-line blasts.

Noth­ing on the road has the vis­ual im­pact of a Lam­borgh­ini and it looks very spe­cial in Kermit green.


car, slightly more flighty, but still with in­cred­i­ble punch.

Most cars feel slow on a race­track, but not this Huracan. The num­bers on the dig­i­tal speedome­ter fly around and I’m hav­ing to con­cen­trate hard and plan ahead to get close to its best.

I’m al­ways con­scious of the ea­ger turn-in, and the grip and power to bal­ance the per­for­mance through the cor­ners, then the punch that would eas­ily push the car past 250km/h if Muller re­moved the chi­cane in­stalled for safety at the top of the straight.

The rear-drive Huracan is a spe­cial car, ex­tremely fast and very fo­cused, but still fun. It’s one that would make you think se­ri­ously be­fore sign­ing for a Fer­rari 488.

I might be play­ing Miss Piggy for this Kermit, but we’re danc­ing a spe­cial step to­gether at Phillip Is­land and it’s one I’ll re­mem­ber for a long time.

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