No matter how affordable and badass the mid-engine Corvette is, it’s still nowhere near as desirable or visceral as the 2021 Lamborghini Huracán. Although the Lambo’s six-figure price tag makes it basically unobtainable to the vast majority of drivers, we can still drool over its dramatic design and drop our jaws when we learn about its impressive performance credentials. The latter are courtesy of its mid-mounted 602-hp naturally aspirated V-10, which makes truly inspiring sounds and helps both the coupe and convertible (a.k.a. Spyder) version feel like they are launched out of a cannon. Despite its designation as an exotic sports car and the ability to obliterate lap times at the local racetrack, the 2021 Huracán is civil enough to be driven every day. However, packing light is a necessity because storage space is at a premium.
What’s New for 2021?
For 2021, the only changes to the Huracán are new exterior and interior color options. The paint palette adds Rosso Anteros, Blu Astraeus, and Blu Eleos. The interior color options have been expanded to include Giallo Belenus.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
We think the rear-drive Huracán Evo is the most intriguing model, especially with its significant discount and encouragement of tail-out antics. The sheer variety of paint options means the odds are better that few models will look the same, and we’d recommend the added presence that either of the optional 20-inch wheels provide. Inside, we’d go with the Carbon Skin package that makes the cabin look sportier, and we’d choose the more supportive sport seats. Finally, we’d select Life Style and Driver Pack that includes a useful lifting system to help avoid front-end damage, smartphone integration, a cupholder, carbon-ceramic brakes, and adaptive dampers—among other things.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
A naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 is nestled behind the Huracán’s cabin, and it exudes a devilish sound whenever it revs towards its 8500-rpm redline. The engine develops 602 horsepower on rear-drive models and 631 ponies on all-wheel-drive versions. It pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that snaps off shifts on its own volition or via a set of paddle shifters. The all-wheel-drive Evo coupe we tested ripped from zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and cleared the quarter-mile in 10.4 seconds at 135 mph. We also enjoyed a test drive in the convertible Evo Spyder, which proved high performance is always more enjoyable with a bit of theater. Huracáns with all-wheel drive benefit from rear-wheel steering that improves agility. Plus, it has a predictive system (called LDVI) that adapts to driver inputs on the fly. While we were mightily impressed with its communicative chassis, the disappointing steering feedback diminished our excitement. Instead, it proved to be a forgiving machine—even when driven around town—that required us to push the limits to be truly fulfilled.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
No matter whether it’s the rear-drive or all-wheel-drive model, the hardtop coupe or the roofless Spyder, every Huracán has the same EPA fuel-economy ratings. That means 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. We haven’t had a chance to subject any variant to our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, so we can’t comment on the Lambo’s real-world efficiency.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Inside, the Huracán boasts an intricate design that boasts a variety of technical pieces—some for show, most for go. The cabin also can be customized with distinct color choices and different materials options. The supportive seats are bisected by a partially floating center console that incorporates cool toggle switches and an interesting push-button shifter. However, apart from some small door pockets, the Huracán has barely any interior cubby storage. There’s also a front trunk that can hold passenger luggage, but only for those who pack light.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Unlike most cars, infotainment features are arguably the least interesting thing about a six-figure supercar. Still, Lamborghini outfits the Huracán with an 8.4-inch touchscreen that controls functions such as the audio system, climate settings, and other media content. Along with Apple CarPlay capability, the Lambo gets Amazon Alexa integration that provides voice-control technology that should theoretically reduce distracted driving.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Huracán lacks the driver-assistance technology commonly found on more prosaic vehicles. Instead, this purebred supercar has a host of performance assists that help the driver maintain control at triple-digit speed. These myriad features require an engineering encyclopedia to fully explain, but we can say that the Lambo’s advanced chassis and sophisticated powertrain are the definition of high tech.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
While people can buy a Hyundai and get a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, Lamborghini’s much shorter coverage is offset by priceless admiration and adulation of gawking onlookers. The Italian automaker also offers scheduled maintenance packages.
- Limited warranty covers three years or unlimited miles
- Powertrain warranty covers three years or unlimited miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance
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