The Lambo that reads the driver’s mind? That’s the idea. It achieves this by the real-time processing of all the dynamic data and using “feed forward logic” to set up all the systems so they best suit what it thinks the driver’s intentions are. These are recognised from inputs through steering wheel, gears, brake and accelerator pedals, matched against whichever of the four driving modes is selected.
Lamborghini says a fully integrated system that can anticipate the driver’s next move is a recipe for perfect driving dynamics. The result is a car that is “remarkably easy to drive while delivering the most responsive, sensory and agile driving experience in every environment,” according to Lamborghini chief Stefano Domenicali.
All that cleverness, plus 640PS – peaking at a heady 8000rpm – and a dry weight of 1,422kg join highly distinctive new aerodynamics where the name of the game is downforce; Lamborghini says the Huracan Evo is five times more aerodynamically efficient than the first generation Huracan. The new look is signalled by a new front bumper section and splitter, and new inlets, but most of all by the new rear with its twin high-set exhaust outlets and slotted spoiler.
The Italian rival for the McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488GTB goes on sale in the spring with a price from £198,307. A Spyder version of the Evo is likely.