Lamborghini Huracan review - can the baby Lambo compete with new age rivals? - MPG and running costs

Exciting, exotic and eccentric, the Huracan appeals on character as much as talent

Evo rating
  • V10 powertrain, balance, driver involvement
  • Lacks the handling finesse seen elsewhere in the class

MPG and running costs

Lamborghini and low running costs have never been particularly good bedfellows, so like all its rivals, the Huracán is unlikely to appeal to the sort of people who wince at a £4 cup of coffee. Running costs are set to be steep due to the specialised nature of the vehicle, but the costly clutch replacements associated with the old single-clutch semi-automatic are now a thing of the past. 

As for fuel consumption, well the LP 580-2 claims a combined average of 19.6mpg, with all-wheel drive models dropping to 17mpg. All models sit firmly in the top tax bracket, yet for those with the ability to drop at least £150,000 on a toy such as this, it’s unlikely to be a deal breaker.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Even in context of its rivals, the Huracán is a thirsty supercar, with the Porsche 911 Turbo S able to hit up to 31mpg and McLaren’s 570S rated at 26.6mpg. True supercar rivals like the Ferrari 488 GTB also out-mpg the Lambo, rated at 25mpg on paper. 

Depreciation won’t hit such high levels as the Porsche, but your Italian supercar will hold on to more of its value if its got a prancing horse on the nose rather than the raging bull.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/news/22743/gordon-murray-automotive-t50-revealed-the-real-mclaren-f1-successor
News

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 revealed – the real McLaren F1 successor

Gordon Murray’s T.50 is the pinnacle of supercar engineering on the eve of an electrified future
4 Aug 2020
Visit/features/202947/bmw-m3-gts-vs-mini-gp-vs-renault-sport-megane-r26r
Features

BMW M3 GTS vs Mini GP vs Renault Sport Mégane R26.R

You could spend £250,000 on a 700bhp hardcore machine, but is there just as much fun to be had – if not more – with less power and for less outlay?
1 Aug 2020
Visit/ford/202957/mountune-ford-focus-rs-m520-2020-review-less-hot-hatch-more-throwback-to-group-b
Ford Focus RS

Mountune Ford Focus RS M520 2020 review – less hot hatch, more Group B throwback

The idea of a 500-horse Focus won’t be for everyone, but for the rest it’s a glorious dose of internal combustion madness
31 Jul 2020
Visit/bmw/m2/202954/bmw-m2-cs-2020-review-plenty-to-worry-a-porsche-cayman-gt4
BMW M2

BMW M2 CS 2020 review – there's plenty to worry a Porsche Cayman GT4

The most enjoyable and rewarding M car to drive for quite some time. Potentially, a future classic.
31 Jul 2020