Brain & Brawn
Is there a better way to announce a car than with a professional race? The Lamborghini Huracan Evo (RM1,250,000 before taxes and options) did exactly that, as it was officially launched in Malaysia at Sepang International Circuit, during the first race weekend of the 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series.
The Evo debuts some significant features for the brand, including rear-wheel steering and torque vectoring. These, along with other systems such as traction control and magnetic suspension, are delivered through the new LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata, or Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) system. This is led by a powerful CPU that constantly monitors hundreds of inputs, providing a holistic way of influencing the Evo’s behaviour. It has an anticipatory ability that preselects the best set-up for the upcoming instant. The result is a car that is more agile, more responsive and more controllable than ever — and much more enjoyable.
The engine will be familiar to Huracan fans: a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10, but now tweaked to produce 640bhp and 600Nm. The 0-100km/h sprint is achieved in 2.9 seconds, and the car will hit a top speed of more than 325km/h.
The Evo may be primed for the track, but Davide Sfrecola, Area Manager for South East Asia at Lamborghini, points out that it loses little on the road. “The easiness to drive, the enjoyment, the playfulness of the car is something you absolutely experience outside the track," he says. “You don’t need to be a track maniac in order to enjoy this car. It proves itself in this kind of environment, but it’s enjoyable on an everyday basis on normal roads."