The Audi R8’s twin brother, the Lamborghini Huracan, seems to get a lot of flak from journalists and enthusiasts for being the “dull” Lamborghini. Not that a 600 hp, mid-engine supercar can actually be considered dull, but it’s a bit safe by Lamborghini standards. So well-known car critic Doug Demuro drove one to see if it’s worth the $250,000-plus price tag it wears.
First, as per usual, Demuro talks us through some of its quirks, which are mostly of the hexagonal variety. He shows us that almost every design feature on the Huracan is shaped like a hexagon, with six sides. Without being show all of these hexagonal features, I don’t think most people would ever notice the crazy lengths Lamborghini went to to make literally every single design element on the Huracan have six sides. It’s actually hilarious after awhile.
But then Demuro drives it, to see if it’s worth the massive price tag it wears. Is it too dull? We’ll find out.
The answer is no. Demuro drives the Lamborghini Huracan for only a short period of time but quickly realizes how much fun it can be. It’s incredibly fast, faster than he even imagined it to be. Now, it’s not surprising that a 602 hp Lamborghini is fast, but what is surprising is how relentlessly fast it is. Any gear, any rpm at any speed and if you put your foot down, the Huracan simply pins you back in your seat. It’s crazy fast even at high speed in a high gear, which is impressive for a naturally-aspirated engine.
It also has incredibly fast steering, making it feel very accurate. While understeer can plague all-wheel drive Lamborghinis on a track or through hard corners, it’s perfectly sharp and accurate under normal conditions. Plus, on normal roads, you get the benefit of the extra safety all-wheel drive affords you in such a powerful car.
In the end, Demuro claims that the Huracan is the most surprisingly good cars he’s driven all year. It beat out some great cars, like the BMW 1 Series M, Ford GT and Porsche Cayman GT4 as his most surprising car. That’s impressive, because you sort of go into driving a Lamborghini anticipating it to be exciting. So when it can exceed even those child-like expectations, you know it’s a great car. Is it worth the $250,000-plus price tag? Doug Demuro thinks so.