Noble lineage

In some ways, the Huracán Evo RWD might be thought of the offspring of the LP 580-2 and Performante, taking the previous’s rear-drive strategy to efficiency and mixing it with quite a lot of the upgrades that had been launched within the latter. Output is as much as 610hp (455kW) because of a Performante-derived iteration of the naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V10 and its raucous center-mounted exhaust system. In the meantime, eradicating the entrance differential {hardware} takes roughly 75lbs (34kg) off of the entrance finish of the automobile versus a standard Huracán Evo.

There’s additionally 73 p.c extra downforce on faucet right here versus an LP 580-2, and though the Huracán Evo RWD lacks the usual Evo’s subtle LDVI stability-control system, Lamborghini developed a P-TCS (Efficiency Traction Management System) particularly for the RWD. The P-TCS was made with the specific intent of not solely maximizing the automobile’s efficiency potential, but additionally its enjoyable issue.

DiGiacomo tells me to place the automobile in Sport mode for the primary move on the skid pad. Lamborghini considers this the enjoyable driving mode in a monitor setting, as it’s the solely choice which allows the automobile’s “fixed throttle oversteer” expertise. The characteristic is designed to ostensibly modulate the driving force’s throttle inputs to permit the automobile to step out and maintain a powerslide when requested to take action. It additionally, nonetheless, dials issues again a bit to forestall a spin, if wanted, whereas the driving force retains the go pedal buried.

Alternatively, I quickly realized that it is not a “drift mode” within the conventional sense. Sport will instantly deliver the hammer down on purposeful shenanigans at decrease speeds, leading to nothing however understeer on the skid pad because the system does every part it may possibly to deliver the automobile again in line. However DiGiacomo additionally has a cheat code to share.

“Put it in Corsa mode and switch off ESC on the middle console,” he says. “And when you’re transferring, put it in second gear, flip in and provides it some throttle.”

Off the leash

With the digital assistants totally disabled, as they’re on this setting, it would not take lengthy to know why Lamborghini is hesitant to let drivers off the leash. This ain’t no muscle automobile: torque ramps up from “hmm, nothing’s taking place” to “OK, we’re spinning now” in actually a fraction of second. With out the nannies there to maintain every part in verify, it is simply your proper foot and your flailing Kermit arms retaining this Italian brute on the meant path. It is undoubtedly doable, however you’d greatest deliver your A-game for this one.


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