Everyone knows Lamborghini. Whether you’re a car nerd like us or a normal, functioning member of society, you’ve heard of Lamborghini and know that the Italian firm makes some of the craziest looking cars of all time. If you’re a car nerd, though, you’d know that Lamborghinis have never been the best driver’s cars. If you want to properly drive, you buy a Ferrari. But if you want to have fun, you buy a Lamborghini.
However, the latest Lambo, the Huracan, lacked some of the fun, excitement and, frankly, danger than they’ve always had. The Huracan, with its fast-shifting dual-clutch gearbox, clever all-wheel drive and fancy technology, is incredibly fast. But it’s a bit easy to drive, a bit safe. It also understeers and lacks the drama that Lamborghinis are supposed to have. The folks in Sant’Agata decided to remedy that by making a rear-wheel drive model, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2. Jason Cammis of Motor Trend recently took the rear-drive Huracan out to see if it’s any better.
The answer, thankfully, is yes. The Huracan, thanks to driving only the rear wheels, is back to being silly and fun. It’s still ludicrously fast, despite losing some power (down to 572 hp from 610 hp), but it’s a bit more playful. It isn’t the proper driver’s car that the Ferrari 488 GTB is, but it has more of a sense of humor than the Ferrari. The Huracan LP 580-2 is loud, crazy and stunning to look at. Everything a Lamborghini should be.
On a track, it gets ever better. Let’s face it, unless you’re earning your living with lap time, being the fastest around a track means nothing. Track time is all about having the sort of fun you can’t have on the road. And the Huracan lets you do that because it constantly wants to wag its tail all over the place and is hilariously fast. It isn’t the most stable or the most controllable car, but it sure seems fun.