While the name of the Huracan Evo may lead you to believe that it is the most hardcore version of the company’s entry-level supercar, the truth is that it’s the facelifted version introduced for the 2020 model year.
First unveiled online earlier this year, the Huracan Evo still uses a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 but benefits from a number of significant improvements over the outgoing models, including the Huracan Performante.
As Matt Farah recently discovered when testing the car the Angeles National Forest, it is a supercar filled with drama, despite the use of an all-wheel drive system which limits playfulness through the turns compared to RWD.
The aforementioned engine delivers a punchy 631 HP at 8000 rpm and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque at 6500 rpm. What this means is that the Huracan Evo has to be revved out to extract all of its performance. That’s a trait becoming increasingly rare among supercars, as car manufacturers, such as McLaren with the 720S and Ferrari with the F8 Tributo, have embraced forced induction.
The V10 itself is largely identical to the one out of the Huracan Performante, but the Evo does have some exciting things going on under the skin, including rear-wheel steering, four-wheel torque vectoring, an improved magnetorheological active suspension and a new all-wheel drive system.
While it may not be as fast as some of its rivals, but, as Matt Farah points out in the following video, is exceptionally fun to drive and that howling V10 is simply something unmatched by any competitor.