As for the “special” editions of supercars, it does not take much for enthusiasts to be lathered in advance. Add some extra stickers, open up a little escape, then relax and watch the world line up to pay the 20% premium that has been identified to help inflate already epic profit margins. It’s a tried and true formula, so I hope you’ll forgive me if I did not expect much when the message spread that Lamborghini had launched a Huracan on the market. It turns out that the joke is mine, because with one of the most advanced active aerodynamic systems of road cars, the new 2018 Lamborghini Huracan is particularly special: ironic quotation marks are not necessary.
Like the standard compared to the regular coupe, the performance is identical to its reinforced brother, with its rigid roof under the waist. This means that it benefits from all the features inspired by the race that improve the aerodynamics and give it a threatening appearance. The highlight here is the new aerodynamic system called Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). Designed specifically for the Performance, it is fully integrated into the vehicle in terms of design, weight and performance, so it does not affect any of these features. Specifically, ALA adds an electric motor to the front fender, which is constructed in a forged carbon frame with active fins on the top outer surface. It also adds new air ducts to the rear spoiler, the engine hood being designed around these new features. ALA also comes with a new system that works with automotive electronics to activate aerodynamic functions in less than a second. When the ALA is deactivated, the active wings close and the car has a high support force for high speed turns and full braking conditions. When the fins are opened with the electric motor in the bumper, the air pressure in the front wing decreases to dramatically reduce drag and optimize the bodywork for maximum acceleration and speed. Something similar happens in the back. When the rear wings are closed, the wing acts as a fixed element, which improves the stability of the curves on the track. In this configuration, it generates a vertical load 750% higher than that of the standard Huracan Coupe. When the fins are closed, airflow is directed through the ridges and below the wing, reducing drag to increase acceleration and maximum speed. In addition, the airflow is split right and left, which improves the stability of the supercar. The ALA system and aerodynamic improvements also make the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan a more aggressive car. The front bumper has larger openings and a double separator, while the side openings are slightly inclined towards the nose. The carbon fiber side skirts, the black mirror covers and the new lightweight wheels are the most important modifications made by Lambo on the sides. The rear fairing is as threatening as the coupe version because it has the same wing inspired by motorsport. The grille just above the bumper has wider openings for better cooling, while the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan dual exhaust pipe layout has replaced the standard four way exhaust system of the standard Hurricane. The massive diffuser with large fins completes all the specifications of the race. Turning now to what differentiates from the coupe, the hardtop has been replaced by a sunroof available in a variety of colors. With a lightweight construction and electrohydraulic function, the hood keeps the cutting lines distinctive and does not reduce the rigidity of the car. The roof opens in just 17 seconds at a speed of 30 mph, while the rear window can be electrically opened separately to serve as a windshield. When the roof is lowered, two movable flaps detach from the casing to help reduce turbulence in the cab. When the hood is in place is as aerodynamic as the coupe model.
The interior 2018 Lamborghini Huracan moves from the performance coupe, which means that it has the same configuration as the standard model, but with different materials. The goal here was to gain a little more weight, which is why Lambo has replaced many components with its own “composite forged” alloy. This material looks like a combination of carbon fiber and hardwood and can be seen in air conditioning vents, shift paddles, door handles and center console. The compound looks unique and adds an exclusive look to the interior, suitable for a rare model like this one. Almost everything else is wrapped in black Alcantara, a common feature of the racing inspired supercar. However, you can add a touch of color by choosing from the many shades available for sewing on the steering wheel, dashboard and area rugs, as well as the optional “Y” graphics on the seats. These details are red in the presentation template, but you can also have them in green, as in the cut, or in yellow. Access Ad Personal options and you can probably customize the cabin even more. In terms of technology, the borrows again all the performance coupe. The digital displays have been revised for this model and can now be configured with three driving modes. There is Strada for casual driving, sport for when you need a little more grunt and Corsa for fun weekends on the race track. The package also includes a screen dedicated to the ALA system, which provides detailed information on aerodynamic drag and drop. It also shows how the system works with aerodynamic vector data. The Performance is also provided with Apple CarPlay connectivity and the Lamborghini telemetry system, which allows the pilot to record, play and study the performance on the track. Of course, unlike the coupe, gives you access to unlimited free space so you can enjoy the warm days and wild roar of the V-10 engine.
Trying a Lamborghini on a circuit that bears the name of the founder of Ferrari and his son may seem a little tragic, but outside the nomenclature, the circuit that runs through the center of Imola in Italy is an absolute classic. Over the years, it has been somewhat atrophied with the addition of a series of increasingly tight baffles to reduce speed and increase safety. However, it remains a brutally fast circuit, offering the types of fast and fluid curves that can really show the aerodynamic attributes of a car. And on the track, the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan felt at home. I had the chance to spend a lot of time in Huracans in the past and the transformation into 2018 Lamborghini Huracan is remarkable. The variable direction is sharp and light, and while some may regret the lack of feedback, it helps the nose of the car to feel very willing. The suspension is stiffer by 10%, the roll bars have hardened by 15% and the stability and traction control systems of the car have been improved to compensate for the assistance provided and make the experience more raw. Of course, to take advantage of the additional grip offered by the aerodynamic system and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, wider and more sticky, surrounded by 20-inch bronze wheels. The result is remarkable. The car launches into the most closed turns and goes to the fastest, nervous and alert, but not nervous. It encourages you to push harder on turns and keep your foot flat on the front floor, leaving more time to stretch the legs of this 5.2 liter V10 engine. It’s the same engine as the basic hurricane, but it still worked here and is equipped with a lighter exhaust that comes out higher. The result is 30 more horsepower for a total of 631. The new exhaust also leaves room for a larger rear diffuser, which offers even more aerodynamic resistance. But the best thing to do is let the V10 really sing, and it’s an entire song. The Hurricane was already part of the supercars with the best sound of the market. The 2018 Lamborghini Huracan is his new big success.
The fact that the Lamborghini are not cheap is generally known, and the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan will be no exception to this rule. With the high performance coupe model priced at $ 274,390, the Spyder could earn about $ 300,000 before the options.