California has fires and earthquakes. Here on the east coast, we have a bit of a wetter problem. You see, Florida has a tendency to get beat up by tropical storms. Now, in the month of May, we have less than a month until Hurricane Season starts (June 1-November 30). But maybe you don’t need food or water to prepare yourself. Maybe you just need a V10 powered Lamborghini Huracan. Are you ready for Huracan Season?
The Lamborghini Huracan is the Spanish translation for the strongest storms ever recorded. But since they come with different shapes and intensities, we decided to clear things up for you. Many people ask us what’s the difference in Lamborghini Huracan models? Well hang on an hunker down, were heading for the eyewall.
To surpass its predecessor, Lamborghini took a clean-sheet approach to replace the Gallardo. After a decade on the market, no less than 14,022 examples were sold. So the Huracan needed to blow everyone away. To make it stronger and lighter, it was decided to cooperate with Audi to share the chassis with a new R8.
This is nothing new, as the Lamborghini Gallardo and the 1st generation Audi R8 share a majority of parts. They devised an aluminum spaceframe with areas of high-strength steel and composites. You must take this into consideration, sometimes drivers prefer the Audi R8 for sale due to the relaxed handling when compared to its Italian cousin.
If you can handle your neighborhood being obliterated, there are 8 versions of the Lamborghini Huracan for sale. To give you potent purchasing power, let’s start with what they have in common. Every Lamborghini Huracan engine is a 5.2L naturally aspirated V10. Their output ranges between 580 to 640 horsepower, and they have proven to be very reliable. If you are curious of the Lamborghini Huracan transmission, they are all 7-speed dual clutch gearboxes.
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 (2014-2018)
The first production models arrived in 2014 with 610 metric horsepower and all wheel drive. It was their first model to have all-LED lighting and GM’s MagneRide suspension. This allowed the car to instantly adapt to changes in grip, and it offers incredible comfort in Street mode. They will reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 201 mph. Weight is competitive, at 3,424 lbs
Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder (2016-2018)
In order to remove the roof, engineers had to make several reinforcements to the chassis. The engine and transmission were unchanged, but the car gained 265 lbs in the process. This makes it 0.2 seconds slower to 62 mph. The car is just as composed as the coupe, and the top is well insulated.
Lamborghini Huracan 580-2 (2016-Present)
Some people just don’t like All Wheel Drive. That’s why Lamborghini removed the front differential, axles, and the transfer case. Losing them cut over 400 lbs, slimming down to 3,062 lbs. Because the rear axles get all the power, the engine was dialed back to 580 horsepower. Subtle styling changes set it apart from the AWD cars.
This allowed it to offer nearly identical performance because the power-to-weight ratio was very close to the AWD cars. A convertible version followed soon after, but the Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder gained weight. Their major appeal was a Lamborghini Huracan MSRP that was 40,000 cheaper than the AWD models. Lamborghini chose to update their styling in 2019, changing the name to Huracan RWD Coupe & Spyder
Lamborghini Huracan LP 640-4 Performante (2017-Present)
The most powerful storm is a Category 5. They destroy everything and leave you without power or water. It hit us without warning. Nobody knew Lamborghini was building a monster. Spending countless hours in a wind tunnel, they patented their “ALA” or active aerodynamic system.
It allowed them to break the production car lap record at the Nurburgring, knocking the Porsche 918 out of 1st place. Squeezing every ounce of power from the V10, it makes 631 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The chassis was stiffened for more grip, and the springs are 10 % stiffer. It reaches 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 218 mph.
Keeping with tradition, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder arrived in 2018. Like the other Spyders, it is 276 lbs heavier. Top speed is 202 mph, and it is one-tenth slower in acceleration tests.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo
Taking lessons learned on the Performante, the Huracan Evo is the first example of the 2nd generation. Lamborghini revised so many aspects of the car, it is essentially a new model. It uses the engine and driveline from the Performante, and the interior is all-new. You won’t believe it, but it also has a Spyder!
Sure the styling and interior are new, but the real secret is in the programming. Instead of separate computers for handling, traction control and rear-steering, every command comes from one processor. Not only does the car respond faster, you now have torque vectoring .
No matter what model you choose, you will be making a great decision. Don’t let the weather bother you, you can leave the storm behind with peace of mind.