When baby be­comes a hur­ri­cane

Dy­namic up­grades sees Lam­borgh­ini’s lit­tle su­per­car turn into a power train

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - MOTORING - | IOL Mo­tor­ing

SANT’AGATA Bolog­nese, Italy: Lam­borgh­ini has hit the re­fresh but­ton on its “baby” su­per­car and the re­sult is what they call the Hu­racán Evo – which gets a host of stylis­tic and dy­namic up­grades, along with a mod­ernised cabin.

But most im­por­tantly, the power train has now been up­graded to the same spec as the pre­vi­ous Per­for­mante ver­sion, the 5.2-litre nor­mally as­pi­rated V10 push­ing 470kW at a heady 8 000rpm and 600Nm from 6 500. That’s enough, they say, to blast you from 0-100km/h in 2.9 sec­onds and from 0-200 in nine flat.

Dy­nam­ics are sharp­ened with rear-wheel steer­ing and a torque vec­tor­ing sys­tem, while a new cen­tral pro­cess­ing unit called Lam­borgh­ini Di­nam­ica Ve­i­colo In­te­grata in­te­grates all of the su­per­car’s sys­tems to pre­dict and re­spond to the driv­ing sit­u­a­tion.

Driv­ers can also choose from three modes: Strada, Sport and Corsa.

As for cabin elec­tron­ics, the Hu­racán gets some much-needed mod­erni­sa­tion in the form of a new 21.3cm HMI ca­pac­i­tive touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment cen­tre, which offers Ap­ple CarPlay and Siri com­pat­i­bil­ity and multi-fin­ger ges­ture con­trol.

Wave an ex­tra wad of cash and Lam­borgh­ini will give you a du­al­cam­era teleme­try sys­tem, op­er­ated via the touch­screen and of­fer­ing ad­vanced record­ing and anal­y­sis.

New trims and a host of bi-colour op­tions bring the cabin up to date, while the Evo ex­te­rior is marked out by re­designed front bumper, new side air in­takes and 20-inch

Ae­sir al­loys, among other up­dates.

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