Typically, Motor Trend’s Daily Fix channel is only for paid subscribers. But, to be kind, they decided to give the world one free episode. Thankfully, that episode features the new Lamborghini huracan LP 580-2, one of our absolute favorite cars and non-identical twin to the Audi R8. In this episode, host Carlos Lago and guest host Johnny Lieberman take an in depth look at the Lamborghini Huracan and show us everything about it. Everything from exterior design, to the engine and the interior design. They also dissect the “LP 580-2” name.
It’s one of Motor Trend’s funnier videos, as Johnny and Carlos have worked together for a long time, so they’re pretty funny together. But it’s also interesting, because we get to learn a lot about the Huracan that we wouldn’t have known otherwise. Typical car reviews tell you everything you need to know about horsepower and torque and 0-60 mph times. But do you know why the engine in the Huracan is ever so slightly offset to the left? Of course, not, because no review is going to cover that (it’s to accommodate the all-wheel drive system’s prop shaft, by the way).
We also get to take a pretty good look at the cabin and all of its little idiosyncrasies. For instance, the fact that a $200,000 car still has blank buttons on the steering wheel. For that much money, there shouldn’t be a single blank button or missing option. We also get to take a look at the funky shift lever, which looks like a floating panel of buttons, but…isn’t.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 is a weird car but an incredible one. It features some awesome power (572 hp from its 5.2 liter V10), a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and, thankfully, rear-wheel drive. Unlike its standard sibling, this Huracan does not have all-wheel drive and it’s so much better for it. So check out this video and learn a little bit about our favorite Audi R8 sibling.