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Forza Ferrari

Being an avid car lover, Carligious is my elected platform to talk about the wonderful device that is the motor vehicle. And if you're not sure, yes I especially love Ferraris

New Lamborghini Huracan. The Italian stunner is now more fun.

New Lamborghini Huracan. The Italian stunner is now more fun.
Lamborghini has announced an updated line-up for its entry level Huracan supercar. It will now be available in 2 flavours being the regular all-wheel drive and the version talked about here, the Huracan LP580-2, sending power to the rear wheels only.

It will make its debut at Los Angeles Auto Show November 20th 2015.

It still features a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 but produces marginally less power, 580hp as the name suggests (30hp down on the AWD model). It is lighter due to the omission of the front wheel drivetrain. It's also 2 tenths of a second slower than the all-wheel drive model doing 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.4 seconds. When we're talking this performance bracket, seat of the pants driving are you really going to notice? That is still mind-bendingly quick by any standard.

If you're game it will top out at 199mph, 3mph down on the AWD.

So they are the down sides, though I'm having a hard time calling any of the above downsides. What we have now is a much livelier version of an already highly rated supercar. If there's been negative feedback of the original Huracan, it's been that it's not as exciting to drive as its main rivals the Ferrari 488GTB and Mclaren 650 S, tending to understeer at the limit compared to the competition. The rear wheel drive only version should solve this and will now make the Huracan not only a stunning Italian beauty but a livelier one as all thoroughbreds should be.

If you've got the coin and the skill, be prepared for some hoot inducing, tyre shredding drifts.

I for one have never been a huge fan of Lamborghini styling. How can you better what is arguably one of the most beautiful sports cars ever released, Lamborghini's own iconic Muria from the late 60's. I have to say the Huracan visually gets my blood pumping. Looking forward to the first hands on reviews of what is already a very impressive vehicle.

Huracan LP580-2 Specifications:
Suspension: Aluminum double-wishbone suspension
Tires: Front 245/35 R19, Rear 305/35 R19
Brakes: Fixed calipers monoblock in aluminum 8-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear), steel discs ventilated and cross-drilled
Engine: Type: V10 90° IDS, 40 valves Displacement: 5,204 cm³ (317.6 cu.in.)
Maximum power: 580 CV (427 kW) @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque: 540 Nm (397 lbft) @ 6,500 RPM
Drivetrain: Rear wheel drive 7 speeds LDF dual-clutch transmission

PERFORMANCE
Top speed: 320 km/h (199 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.4 s

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