The Lamborghini Huracan has been considered the ‘soft’ Lamborghini by most critics, regardless of whether or not it deserves that title. Most journalists have claimed it to understeer far too much, making it very un-Lamborghini-like. However, we always had a sneaking suspicion that this was overblown nonsense and that the Huracan could properly drive, despite being a bit less oversteery than a Ferrari 488 GTB.
And it’s true, the Huracan is a fantastic driver’s car even in all-wheel drive form, as Jethro Bovingdon will explain in this latest video from EVO.
In EVO’s new video, Bovingdon drives the brand-new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2, the new rear-wheel drive Huracan, back to back with the original all-wheel drive model. In fact, he drives the all-wheel drive LP 610-4 first and proves that it’s got more handling chops than people give it credit for. Bovingdon slides it around a track like a pro and he’s able to hold a slide far better than an all-wheel drive has the right to do. However, he does claim that it takes some getting used to, as it isn’t the easiest car to slide, but it is entirely possible and the Huracan is in no way an understeering mess.
After that, he takes the Huracan LP 580-2 out for a spin on a track and it proves to be the Huracan Lamborghini should have made in the first place. The all-wheel drive model is good, but the rear-wheel drive model is better. It’s much more neutral and the better athlete than the all-wheel drive car. It also has better steering, thanks to the fact that the front wheels are uncorrupted by axles.
The LP 580-2 does lose a bit of power, due to the fact that only two wheels would have a hard time handling all of the power of the all-wheel drive model, but it’s still a manic thing. It’s as fast as anyone could possibly want and it still sounds like a shrieking monster. It’s one of the more exciting supercars on the road and it’s even better with just two driven wheels.