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Lamborghini Huracan (2014-2019) review – performance and 0-60 times

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

The Huracán may lack a turbo or two, but performance from the naturally aspirated V10 engine is plenty for some pretty astounding performance figures. The rear drive LP 580-2 models hit 62 mph in 3.6 seconds, while the all-wheel drive LP 610-2 knocks another 0.4 of a second off, lowering the time to 3.2 seconds. Spyder versions add 0.2 of a second to the time of the relevant hardtops, while the new Performantè dispatches the sprint in just 2.9 seconds.

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We can credit these times to an impressive launch control function (or ‘thrust mode’ in Lambo speak) and quick shifting dual-clutch gearbox. Shared with the R8, the ‘Lamborghini Doppia Frizione’ gearbox is a polished and efficient sidekick and definitely a progression from Lamborghini’s older single clutch unit still used in the Aventador. At full chat, the LP 610-4 and Performante’ models are claimed to just break the 200mph barrier, with the 580-2 models topping out at 199mph. 

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