2019 Lamborghini Huracan EVO GT Celebration
Lambo pays tribute to the Huracan GT3 Evo’s victories at Daytona and Sebring with a special edition Huracanby Kirby, on
This is the Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT Celebration. It’s dressed up in orange and green, two colors that typically don’t look good together — except during Halloween — but Lamborghini somehow found a way to do it. Beyond its aesthetics, the Huracan Evo GT Celebration is an important car for Lamborghini. It’s a special edition model that was created to celebrate the Huracan GT3 Evo’s successful conquests of the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, which it did in two consecutive years. Only 36 units of the Huracan Evo GT Celebration will be built and all 36 units are earmarked for the North American market with deliveries scheduled to begin in early 2020. For those of you looking to score one of the most unique special edition Lamborghini Huracans you’ll ever see, the Huracan Evo GT Celebration is probably as unique as it’s going to get.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan EVO GT Celebration
Horsepower @ RPM:631 @ 8000
Torque @ RPM:443 @ 6500
0-60 time:2.9 sec.
Top Speed:202 mph
- Two-tone Verde Egeria Green and Arancio Aten Orange paint finish
- Hexagon shield with "11" on the hood and doors
- "Daytona 24" and "Sebring 12" badges
- Lamborghini Squadra Corse shield on the roof
To be clear, the exclusive touches in the Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT Celebration are mostly cosmetic in nature, largely because the model from which it’s based on, the Huracan Evo, already carries most of the aerodynamic improvements. The front splitter, for example, is bigger in the Huracan Evo than in the Huracan predecessor. The Huracan Evo also carries revised outlets, an unmistakable rear spoiler that rises above the decklid, relocated tailpipes, and an all-new diffuser setup. It would seem a little too over the top, wouldn’t it, if Lamborghini decided to add more aerodynamic bits on top of what is already added in the Huracan Evo?
So the Huracan Evo GT Celebration soldiers sans any new aero bits. You wouldn’t notice it, though, given the splashiness of how it looks. This, folks, is a special edition Lamborghini done to the extent of what the eyes are capable of accepting. Lamborghini dressed it up in a two-tone Verde Egeria Green and Arancio Aten Orange paint finish. Their names alone are enough to make your head spin, but Lamborghini didn’t just randomly throw these two colors together to see if they’d work together; these two colors are the same colors won by the GRT Grasser Racing Team, which, along with Paul Miller Racing, brought home glory and honor to Lamborghini with their Daytona and Sebring conquests.
Continuing the celebration theme of this SE Huracan Evo are hexagon designs on the front hood and doors that frame the number “11.” That’s a hat tip to the number of the GRT racer that won the bags at Daytona and Sebring this year. The SE Huracan Evo also wears a few badges, including a “Daytona 24” badge and a “Sebring 12” badge. Move to the B-pillar and you’ll also see a carbon fiber plate inscribed with “X of 36,” establishing, at least in this context, that Lamborghini plans to build only 36 units of the Huracan Evo GT Celebration.
If you want a little side of spice with all the sauce already on the Huracan Evo, you can request Lamborghini to include a Lamborghini Squadra Corse shield that Lambo will apply on the roof, framed by the U.S. and Italian flags. Laurel wreaths will also be placed on the rear fender. A set of 20-inch single-nut wheels that can be combined with colored brake calipers complete the exterior features of the Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT Celebration.
I’ve seen a lot of flashy special edition Lamborghinis, but this one’s probably one of the most eye-catching of the lot. It’s not dripping in aero aids like previous Lambo special editions, but the combination of the colors and the identity-specific badges gives the Huracan Evo GT Celebration a place among the most attention-grabbing special edition Lamborghinis that the Italian automaker has released in recent years.
- Black Alcantara surface
- Orange stitching
- New center stack layout
The interior of the Lamborghini Huracan EVO GT Celebration doesn’t evoke the same visceral response as the exterior, but that’s ok. With such a flamboyant-looking color scheme, it’s nice to throw in a little aesthetic balance in the mix. The interior is largely dressed up in black Alcantara with Arancio Aten Orange stitching acting as a perfect contrast to the Alcantara.
I like it that Lamborghini didn’t use the Verde Egeria Green color in the interior. Doing so probably would’ve been too much for my sensibilities. The orange stitching is perfect because the color, by virtue of being used more as livery in the body, acts more like a complement than anything else. Lamborghini’s logo and the “Huracan Evo” script are proudly stitched into the headrest and backrest of the seats, respectively. The latter is separated by stitching of Italy’s tricolore flag.
The rest of the special edition Huracan Evo’s interior comes in stock form. That said, even that comes with plenty of updates compared to its predecessor. The center stack, in particular, is a dramatic improvement from what it was in the previous Huracan. There’s an 8.4-inch, tablet-style digital screen that stretches over the entire length of the stack, providing access to a new infotainment system. There are still a few knobs and switches scattered throughout the stack, but for the most part, a lot of the controls run through this new infotainment display.
That includes control over the seats and the air conditioning, as well as a multimedia system that comes with navigation, radio, a video player, and Apple CarPlay integration that provides voice commands through Siri. Lamborghini’s also offering an optional dual-camera telemetry system that can record and analyze the car’s performance on the race track in the event that you get the urge and take it out for a day of fun in a race track.
Drivetrain & Performance
- 5.2-liter V-10 engine
- 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque
- 2.9-second 0 to 60 mph time
- 9.0-second 0 to 124 mph time
- Top speed of more than 202 mph
- Predictive logic on the vehicle dynamics control system
- Equipped with Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata
Technically, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT Celebration does not come with any enhancements to its 5.2-liter V-10 engine. It carries the same engine as its predecessor. That’s where we can compare it to. The Huracan Evo’s V-10 unit produces 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. That represents an increase of 29 horsepower and 18 pound-feet of torque compared to the outgoing Huracan. It’s not a significant increase in output, but when you throw in the fact that the Huracan Evo is far more aerodynamically sound than the outgoing Huracan, it begins to make sense why the Evo can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds compared to the outgoing Huracan, which can cover the same ground in 3.2 seconds. In fact, the Huracan Evo’s acceleration time is right on par with the Huracan Performante, an achievement that shouldn’t go unnoticed. It also takes the Huracan Evo nine seconds to sprint from 0 to 124 mph and its top speed of more than 202 mph is right on part with the race-spec Performante variant.
|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)|
These figures are the headline grabbers, but make no mistake, the Huracan Evo doesn’t achieve these figures without Lamborghini making upgrades in other areas that aid the powertrain. The Huracan Evo, for example, is the first-ever Lamborghini to come equipped with predictive logic on its vehicle dynamics control system. This new configuration increases the Huracan Evo’s overall agility and responsiveness, making it a lot easier to drive, particularly to those who have struggled to try to corral this raging bull in the past.
While we’re here, it’s important to also highlight the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata, or LDVI. Simply put, the LDVI is a processing unit that controls every aspect of the car’s dynamic behavior. It’s tasked to anticipate the driver’s needs at any point and time and adjusts the Huracan’s electronics to suit those needs. Lamborghini also improved the Huracan Evo’s sensors, specifically those that monitor the supercar’s dynamics, roll, pitch, and yaw rate. The result is a setup that comes with improved responsiveness and stability.
All of these upgrades are available with the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, and since the Huracan Evo GT Celebration is based on the Huracan Evo, you can expect these upgrades to come in the special edition model as well.
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT Celebration is one of the most vivid and vibrant special edition models that Lamborghini has released in recent years. I’m all for it. I love how the orange trim and livery of the special edition Huracan Evo clashes with the predominantly green body. It’s not the kind of colors you’d think would mix unless you’re thinking about pumpkins for Halloween — or Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but Lamborghini still went for it and somehow made it work. The more muted interior injects some levity into the special edition Huracan Evo and the potent engine, with all the improvements Lamborghini made to it, establishes impressive power and performance numbers out of the SE Huracan Evo.
If you’re the type who likes to keep a low profile in your Lamborghini Huracan Evo — a bit ironic, but ok — then the Huracan Evo GT Celebration is probably not for you. But if you’re the type who wants to be greeted by the collective stares of a thousand onlookers, then this special edition model is for you. Best be quick, though. Lamborghini only plans to build 36 units of the Huracan Evo GT Celebration so now’s the time to start inquiring on whether you can score any of these 36 units.
Don’t expect all 36 units of this Huracan SE to last long. Grab one now, even if you don’t know how much it’s going to cost you. On that end, at least you know that the “standard” Huracan Evo starts from $261,274, not including taxes. Given the exclusivity, the Huracan Evo GT Celebration should start at or close to $300,000.
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