COTY 2016 contender: Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder

COTY 2016 contender: Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder

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Named after a famous fighting bull and also the Spanish word for ‘hurricane’, the Huracan is aptly named.

Jes Wong loved its “bullish and aggressive looks", which resemble a junior version of its flagship Aventador. And it has the performance to back it up, too. In addition to having a large capacity, naturally aspirated V10 engine, it’s also a convertible, which makes it all the easier to hear the song of the engine, especially with the top down. Said Quah Ban Huat, “When you step on the accelerator, you don’t feel the speed. The cars feels more raw with the top down, so you feel the excitement of driving."

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But while its exterior and interior may look every inch the brutal supercar, it’s remarkably tame to drive and very much a Lamborghini of the new school. “The Huracan is definitely not an old-school Lamborghini. It’s much more of an everyday car now. It’s such an easy, friendly car to drive. It’s even easy to get in and out of," said Geeson Lawadinata.

He was, however, quick to add a caveat: “In some ways, it loses the charm of the early Lamborghinis." Allan Chua, an avowed follower of the stable of raging bulls since he was a boy, said the Huracan was too civilised for his liking.

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Still, there’s no getting away from the fact that it looks like how one would expect a Lamborghini to – brash. And that is something not all our judges appreciated.

On the other hand, Edison Lee ranked it top among all the cars he judged, saying, “It’s an icon among sports cars, from the exterior design to the handling. It made me feel like a young man again!"

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Published November 30, 2016
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