New 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Coupe New 2018
Lamborghini Huracan Coupe

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KBB Editor's Overview

By KBB.com Editorial Staff

Being one the world’s fastest production cars should be more than enough to inspire sales. In the case of the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan, speed is not enough, which is why the Italian automaker has endowed its supercar with a seductive skin and a technologically advanced cabin. Available as a 2-seat coupe or convertible, the Huracan offers a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive spread out over six models including the all-new 631-horsepower Performante. Every Huracan comes with a 5.2-liter V10 engine, 7-speed automatic transmission and advanced features like an adjustable-driving-mode system. The Strada mode allows the Huracan to be driven on public streets with some level of comfort, while the Corsa is designed purely for use on an enclosed track. 

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The 2018 Lamborghini Huracan is more exotic and rare than a garden-variety Audi R8 or Ferrari 458. You won’t find another mid-engine Italian supercar offering all-wheel drive at the Huracan’s $240,000 asking price, although you can get more power from a similarly priced, rear-drive Ferrari 488 GTB.

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If you’re all about horsepower, the Huracan can’t match the brute force of cars like the McLaren 720S or Ferrari 512. You’ll pay far less and get more ponies from a Corvette Z06, Audi R8 or Dodge Challenger Hellcat, all cars that can comfortably double as daily drivers. 

What's New for 2018

Updates for 2018 include a new model, the all-wheel-drive 631-horsepower Performante Coupe, which is the most powerful and best-performing Huracan in the lineup. The Performante’s improvements include enhanced aerodynamics with a sizable rear spoiler for additional high-speed stability, lighter wheels and stickier Pirelli Corsa tires.

Driving It

Driving Impressions

We don't need to explain the Lamborghini Huracan is fast; the name itself is enough. In the LP 610-4, the V10 engine, with its 8,250-rpm redline, sends 602 horsepower to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. It's enough to propel the 3,400-pound Huracan coupe and Spyder to 60 mph in just over three seconds on their way to a top speed of just over 200 mph. But numbers tell only part of the story; experiencing it is quite another. Lamborghinis have long had the ability to seemingly defy physics, and the Huracan proudly continues to scoff at natural laws of motion. And that's all when the Huracan is in its (relatively) low-key Strada or street mode, which makes the Huracan relatively docile around town, thanks to light steering, comfortable gear changes and a tolerable ride. But switch it to the racetrack-ready Corsa mode, and the world blurs.

Favorite Features

V10 NATURALLY ASPIRATED ENGINE
You won’t find any turbochargers or electric motors to boost the performance of the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan. Power comes from an old-fashioned naturally aspirated 10-cylinder beast pumping out between 571 and 631 horsepower. Redline is 8,250 rpm and the note from the exhaust? Pure old-school Formula 1.

12.3-INCH TFT INSTRUMENT DISPLAY
Call it the Tesla effect, but big infotainment screens are quickly becoming the norm, even in the world of supercars. The 2018 Lamborghini Huracan takes the concept a step further, seamlessly integrating the Huracan’s navigation, infotainment and instruments into a tablet-sized virtual screen that replaces the traditional gauge cluster.

Vehicle Details

Interior

As with most supercars, the 2018 Huracan’s cabin is a cozy affair. Thanks to the influence of parent company Audi, the Huracan’s interior is a step above past Lamborghinis, with luxurious materials and excellent fit and finish. A version of Audi’s Virtual Cockpit has made its way to the Huracan, while cool features like the launch-style switch start-button cover adds a sense of whimsy. The Huracan’s sport seats are molded to hold occupants in place, but some may find them a bit too confining. The low-slung cockpit is also rather difficult to enter and exit without some serious legwork.

Exterior

The Huracan mixes the conventional with the exotic, forgoing such extravagances as scissor-style doors in favor of more traditional swing-open set. As with all of Lambo’s cars, the Huracan has a sinister look as threatening as it is enticing. The car’s low stance makes it look larger in photos than in real life. In truth, the Huracan is only 46-inches high and about double that in width, appropriate dimensions for a supercar, but also responsible for the gymnastic-like maneuvers required to get in or out of the cockpit. Pack light, as the tiny front trunk can barely fit an overnight bag.

Notable Standard Equipment

The "base" model Huracan is hardly a bargain-basement, stripped-down car, what with its price tag just north of $203,000. That sum gets you a voracious V10 engine, rear-wheel drive, massive carbon-ceramic brakes, 20-inch wheels, full LED lighting, and a sophisticated chassis made from aluminum and carbon fiber. Amenities include dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD/DVD player with USB and iPhone inputs, and partially power-operated seats. The convertible, which Lamborghini calls the Spyder, has a power top that cycles in just 17 seconds. The top-dog Performante model gets carbon-fiber seats, Alcantara upholstery and an additional 60 horsepower.

Notable Optional Equipment

There are numerous options for the Huracan, all with ludicrous price tags. Want to show off your engine to the world with a transparent engine cover? It'll only cost an extra $7,000. Lamborghini also offers a center-lock wheel-conversion kit, five brake caliper colors, a racing-exhaust system and custom hand-painted wheel-center caps. You'll also have to pay extra if you want navigation and even heated seats. Must-haves include a rearview camera, and a lifting system that raises the front axle more than an inch with the press of a button.

Under the Hood

Three similar V10 engines are available in the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan. In the rear-drive (RWD) LP 580-2 models, the 5.2-liter engine puts out 571 horsepower, while in the all-wheel-drive (AWD) LP 610-4 coupe and Spyder, it offers 602 horsepower, and 631 horsepower in the LP 640-4 Performante. It’s similar to the V10 that powers its corporate cousin the Audi R8, but the Huracan's engine uses a dual-fuel-injection setup called Iniezione Diretta Stratificata (IDS) that has both direct and port-style fuel injection. The mid-mounted engine routes its power through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; no manual transmission is offered. In a bid to save fuel, the Lambo comes with a defeatable start/stop system that cuts the engine at idle. Still, with a combined rating of 16 mpg, the Huracan cannot avoid a gas-guzzler tax.

5.2-liter V10 (LP 580-2 RWD)
571 horsepower @ 8,000 rpm
398 lb-ft of torque @ 6,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/21 mpg (coupe), 14/20 mpg (Spyder)

5.2-liter V10 (LP 610-4 AWD)
602 horsepower @ 8,250 rpm
413 lb-ft of torque @ 6,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/21 mpg (coupe), 14/20 mpg (Spyder)

5.2-liter V10 (LP 640-4 Performante)
631 horsepower @ 8,000 rpm
443 lb-ft of torque @ 6,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19 mpg (coupe), 13/19 mpg (Spyder)

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Pricing Notes

Things start expensive for the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan, and go up from there. The rear-wheel-drive Huracan LP 580-2 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at about $203,000, including the $3,495 destination charge. The all-wheel-drive LP 610-4 coupe starts at about $242,000, and the Spyder asks that you put $266,000 in your money bag. The Performante coupe comes in around $278,000, while the Spyder tops out at nearly $312,000. Options on most models will easily push the price to well beyond the $300,000 mark. The Huracan is actually priced fairly against the likes of the Ferrari 488 and the McLaren 720S. An Aston Martin Vantage can be had for less, as can an Audi R8 -- and a Corvette Z06 for less than all of them. Might as well check out the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying.

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