The Lamborghini Huracan – Look Elegant, Go Fantastically And Stop Beautifully (Part 3)

8/5/2014 9:51:29 PM

Anyway, everything looks different, the gearbox feels different and the ride is instantly and tangibly more supple. However, there’s some Gallardo DNA fighting to get out. The driving position feels familiar behind that huge rake of windscreen, the optional carbon fibre sports seats feel too big and a bit uncomfortable (Lambo just cannot get seats right) and the noise is hard and ugly and beautiful. The Huracán hits hard too, leaping forward with a lightweight’s agility and the suffocating squeeze of a heavyweight. That V10 is some engine, same as it ever was… only more so. The doubts and the niggles begin to evaporate.

Power for the Huracán comes from a 5.2-litre V10 engine

Power for the Huracán comes from a 5.2-litre V10 engine

Turn One is a downhill left, the apex falling away dramatically and the sense of familiarity going with it. It’s the Dynamic Steering, a variable-ratio system that uses a motor attached to the steering column to alter the steering ratio by almost 100 per cent, from 9:1 to 17:1, depending on speed, steering angle, wheel speed and a host of other factors measured by the LPI system. It can even deliver ‘counter steering impulses’ at the limit. The idea is for a super-direct rack at low speeds and a much more deliberate rate at high speeds for stability. The reality is that the steering feels hyper-jumpy for that first downhill left and then changes at every corner for the entire lap. To be fair, Lamborghini has done a very good job tuning Dynamic Steering and it’s way less offensive than the same system in fast Audis, but it’s unnecessary and puts a layer between you and the surface. Just say no.

Aircraft-inspired switchgear still looks great inside

Aircraft-inspired switchgear still looks great inside

The first laps aren’t exactly banzai but they are revealing. The good stuff is very good: the creamy savagery of the engine, the sweet precision of the gearbox and the fact that Lamborghini has finally nailed ceramic brake feel and response. There are some pretty big caveats, though. Grip is strong but it’s the front that lets go first and the understeer is quite determined. Under braking the Huracán feels fairly heavy and the rear jinks around like an R8’s.With the ANIMA in Sport the car should be at its most entertaining as it sends less torque to the front wheels than in the lap time-optimised Corsa mode, but the gearbox will snap in an upshift rather than run into the limiter, which erodes your control and confidence when the rear does start to move around.

The Huracan’s rear end is plenty dramatic thanks to ginormous exhaust tips

The Huracan’s rear end is plenty dramatic thanks to ginormous exhaust tips

Things improve with familiarity and when the Aventador upfront gets a move on. Suddenly the understeer doesn’t seem overwhelming, the car adjusting its balance accurately if you snap the throttle shut on corner entry, the rear edging wide on corner exit when all 602bhp is ripping into the track…The Huracán starts to give me some options. The last session is a proper heart-thumper, the car floating through the corners, the four-wheel-drive system obviously shuffling the torque around and settling the car into neutral four-wheel drifts. It feels terrific and I suspect on the optional P Zero Corsa tyres it would up its game still further. I could stay here all day, but the road is calling.

There’s a lovely stretch of tarmac near Ascari that zigs and zags through trees and rock faces, edged by little pools of dusty rock fall, sometimes heaving and then falling rapidly downhill, framed by bright silver Armco. It’s a little too narrow to be a true supercar road, but it’s a real challenge and the only other cars we see on it today are an orange Huracán and a wrung-out hire car rattling with camera gear, just like Sam and Dean’s deathly Zafira. Perfect.


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