2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo
A mid-cycle facelift with aggressive looks and more powerby Ciprian Florea, on
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo is the mid-cycle facelift of the company’s entry-level supercar. Although it’s described as a new-generation model, it’s exactly what the name says, an evolution of the nameplate. It was introduced in early 2019, almost five years after the Huracan went into production.
Design-wise, the Evo is based on the higher performance Huracan Performante. It features more aggressive front and rear ends, as well as a bespoke set of wheels. Inside the cabin, there’s an infotainment system with a big touchscreen, while motivation comes from the beefed-up engine from the Performante. While it won’t set a new Nurburgring record, the Evo is notably quicker than its predecessor. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo
Horsepower @ RPM:631 @ 8000
Torque @ RPM:443 @ 6500
0-60 time:2.9 sec.
Top Speed:202 mph
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Exterior
- Inspired by the Performante
- Aggressive front bumper
- Bigger vents
- New splitter
- New wheels
- Revised side vents
- Redesigned diffuser
- New paint
- No rear wing
Styling updates are far from radical for this facelift, but the Evo has plenty of new features to brag about.
The front fascia is notably more aggressive than the outgoing model due to a sportier bumper inspired by the Performante model. Whereas the old Huracan has a rather simple, three-piece bumper with honeycomb mesh, the Evo has a "naked" design usually seen on race cars.
Two big changes are noticeable here. For starters, the revised outlets on the sides have the Ypsilon shape seen on the Performante and in the LED headlamps of the supercar (as well as Lambo taillights from the past). The center section was revised too and the midsection of the splitter and the upper "wing" form a trapezoidal shape. The splitter is also bigger than before. Of course, the lack of a grille gives the fascia a more aggressive look.
Lambo left the profile panels unchanged, but it came up with a new design for the lower side outlets. The beefed-up engine and braking system need extra cooling now, so it’s more than just a design feature. The outlets are slightly bigger now and have an almost square shape. The previous vents were triangular. The Italians also design a new set of 20-inch wheels for the Evo, and they’re wrapped in high-performance Pirelli P Zero tires.
The rear end boasts the biggest changes, inspired by both the Performante and the race-spec GT3 version.
The Huracan’s familiar quad-exhaust layout with two pipes on each side of the diffuser was replaced by a setup similar to the Performante. The outlets are now located centrally, in a trapezoidal opening above the diffuser. But unlike the Performante, this feature is flanked by a pair of small vents on each side.
The diffuser is also new. It has five vertical slats, a design taken from the Performante, but it also features additional horizontal vents at the corners, a setup that’s unique to the Evo. The taillights were carried over, but the grille is a bit different, as it doesn’t become narrower at the center. Now it has the same height from one side to the other.
While it didn’t get the big wing of the Performante, the Evo features a brand-new spoiler that rises above the decklid. It also features a second elements that sits a bit higher, which makes it look as if the supercar has a mini wing. While it might not benefit from the active aerodynamics of the Performante, the Evo is definitely more aerodynamic than the regular Huracan.
Finally, Lambo created a new exterior paint for this car. It's called Arancio Xanto and it's a four-layer paint that combined bright and burnt orange.
Needless to say, it looks gorgeous over the Huracan’s complex body lines.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Interior
- The same layout
- 8.4-inch display
- New infotainment features
- Optional telemetry app
- Leather and Alcantara
- Many upholstery options
- New orange accents
It might seem like the interior of the Evo is identical to the outgoing Huracan, but that feeling goes away as soon as you lay eyes on the center stack.
Yes, the Huracan now has an infotainment display and not just a collection of knobs and switches.
It’s an 8.4-inch, tablet-style screen that stretches over the entire length of the stack and provides access to a new infotainment system.
You can use it to control the seats and the air conditioning, as well as a multimedia system that includes navigation, radio, and a video player. It also features Apple CarPlay integration and allows voice commands through Siri. You can also use it to operate the dual-camera telemetry system that records and analyzes the car’s performance on the race track. This feature is optional though.
Design-wise, there's nothing much to talk about save for the new trim created specifically for the Evo.
Shown here, it combines leather and Alcantara and stitching and piping in Arancio Dryope, a reddish orange color that matches the new Arancio Xanto exterior. As before, the options list is packed with two-tone upholstery design, Alcantara-only trim, and lightweight materials such as carbon-forged composites and Lambo’s patented Carbon Skin.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Drivetrain
- Engine from the Performante
- 5.2-liter V-10
- 631 horsepower
- 443 pound-feet of torque
- 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds
- Top speed at 202 mph
- Upgraded chassis
Not surprisingly, the Huracan continues with the familiar 5.2-liter V-10 under the hood. The unit is now more powerful, but it’s not exactly a new update. Instead, Lambo chose to take the V-10 from the Huracan Performante.
The naturally aspirated mill cranks out the same 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, which represents a 29-horsepower and 18 pound-foot upgrade over the outgoing Huracan.
The engine also features the same titanium intake valves and lightweight exhaust system.
Is it quicker than the old Huracan? Definitely! It needs only 2.9 seconds to hit 62 mph, which makes it three tenth quicker than the outgoing model and puts it on par with the Performante version. The sprint to 124 mph takes nine clicks, while top speed is again similar to the Performante at "more than" 202 mph.
But Lambo made upgrades in other areas as well.
For instance, the Huracan Evo is the first Lamborghini with predictive logic on vehicle dynamics control.
In simpler terms, Lambo combined its Vehicle Dynamics Control System with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering for increased responsiveness, agility, and easiness to drive.
The Evo also comes with Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), a processing unit that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behavior. The system anticipates the next move and needs of the driver and adjusts all electronics to deliver the best response and optimum stability. Lambo also upgraded the sensors that monitor dynamics, roll, pitch, and yaw rate and adapt damping instantaneously for improves responsiveness and agility at low speed and increased stability at high speeds and during cornering.
You can drive the car in one of three modes. There’s Strada for relaxed city and highway driving, Sport for a more exciting experience, and Corsa for when you want to unleash the Huracan on the race track. Although it doesn’t benefit from all the active aerodynamics of the Performante model, the Evo is more than capable on twisty track like the Nurburgring or the Laguna Seca.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo drivetrain specifications
|Horsepower||631 HP @ 8,000 RPM|
|Torque||443 LB-FT @ 6,500 RPM|
|0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)||2.9 seconds|
|0 to 200 km/h (124 mph)||9.0 seconds|
|Braking 100-0 km/h||31.9 m|
|Top Speed||325 km/h (202 mph)|
|Dry weight||1,422 kg (3,134 lbs)|
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Prices
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo will reach its first customers in spring 2019. U.S. pricing starts from $261,274, not including taxes. This is a small increase over the outgoing Huracan, which retailed from around $250,000. Compared to the Huracan Performante, the Evo is about $13,000 cheaper.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Competition
The 488 GTB is the Huracan’s traditional rival. Introduced in 2015, it replaced the 458 Italia, the sports car that competed against the Huracan’s predecessor, the Gallardo. Unlike its Lambo-badged rival, the 488 GTB features a turbocharged engine. It’s also smaller at 3.9 liters and has fewer cylinders due to its V-8 layout. It’s plenty powerful though, generating a whopping 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 62 mph takes three seconds, which makes it a tenth-second slower than the Huracan Evo. Thanks to the update, the Lambo is finally quicker than its Italian competitor. However, the 488 GTB wins the top speed battle with a 205-mph benchmark. Pricing is very similar at $252,800 before options.
Read our full review of the 2018 Ferrari 488 GTB.
The newest supercar on this list, the 720S arrived in 2017 as a replacement for the 650S. Not only the most aggressive option design-wise, but it’s also the most advanced, featuring state-of-the-art tech and McLaren’s latest carbon-fiber tub. It has a rotating instrument cluster, leather and Alcantara interior options, and visible carbon-fiber inside and out. It’s also the most powerful proposition thanks to a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 that generates 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of twist. The sprint to 62 mph takes 2.8 seconds, a tenth-second quicker than the Huracan Evo. Lambo’s most recent upgrade wasn’t enough to make the Huracan quicker than Britain’s finest. The 720S also delivers a superior top speed at a whopping 212 mph. More importantly, it’s more than 200 pounds lighter than the Lambo. It’s also a bit more expensive though, fetching close to $290,000 before options.
Read our full story on the 2018 McLaren 720S.
Although it’s a really cool supercar that spawned the extreme Performante and it’s on its way to set a new sales record for Lamborghini, the original Huracan had some drawbacks compared to the 488 GTB and the 720S. It was heavier, less powerful, and slower. Fortunately, this upgrade fixes some of these issues, at least when compared to the Ferrari. And it also makes it look more appealing on the outside, while the interior finally features a proper infotainment system. Overall, the Huracan Evo is a Performante without the rear wing and the active aero features, and that’s a good thing. It’s not too wild for public roads, but you can still take it to the race track and post a good lap time. It will do until Lambo launches a successor a few years from now.
Read our full review on the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
Read our full review on the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan.