Lamborghini powers along in the niche supercar market as well as any automotive beast. The Italian carmaker celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, and it continues to expand its diverse lineup.
The manufacturer’s reputation is defined by performance, craftsmanship and tradition—yet Lamborghini has found another reason to boast as loudly as its car engines roar. The carmaker sold a record 8,205 vehicles globally last year, 60% of which were the Urus, the brand’s 3-year-old sport utility vehicle.
Some supercar enthusiasts may still have strong opinions against the introduction of SUV supercars. But Lamborghini would be unwise not to focus on the auto industry’s most popular segment. The Urus reigns as the world’s fastest SUV—and fast is good for supercar fans.
But Lamborghini hasn’t forgotten its heritage. It knows supercar purists want to experience a wide-bodied sports car with neck-whipping acceleration, precise steering and composed demeanor. This quickly brings into focus the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD. It’s a rear-wheel-drive version of the celebrated Huracán EVO, also with a new edition for 2021. The siblings are described by the manufacturer as “visceral driving machines.”
Supercars being described as “entry-level” doesn’t seem proper. But the Huracán is Lamborghini’s baby, its least expensive model at around $200,000. It’s small for its stature, measuring about 5 inches shorter than a Honda Civic. If the seats are properly adjusted, 6-foot- tall adults can ride comfortably.
The Huracán EVO RWD has a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine. The mid-engine wonder is rated with 631 horsepower, a top speed of 201 mph and a 0-to-60 mph performance in 3.3 seconds. It has Strada (daily driving), Sport (more fun street driving) and Corsa (track) modes. Both Huracán models have seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmissions. The new body is complemented by Pirelli P Zero tires and 19-inch Kari rims.
A push-button shifter, keen toggle switches, bisected supportive seats and optional levels of high-quality leather or Alcantara highlight the interior. Larger front air intakes with inside vertical fins are new. The interior also features Lamborghini’s advanced Dinamica Veicolo Integrata infotainment system, with an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface. Apple CarPlay compatibility and Siri-controlled voice recognition are included. Storage space is minimal, including a front trunk for a small load.