2016 Lamborghini Huracan: 4 Things You Need to Know
The Lamborghini Huracan is a V10 monster that flies in the face of hybrid hypercars and gas-guzzler taxes everywhere. It’s a modern throwback to the days where gas was plentiful, and pockets were full of cash. A brilliant machine, the Huracan is next in the long line of poster cars from Lamborghini. However, that doesn’t mean Lamborghini is resting on those laurels. Even though the Lamborghini Huracan is still fairly new, for the upcoming model year, the company has upgraded the raging bull considerably. Lamborghini has changed a host of items including some exterior pieces, as well as more nuanced internal based systems. RELATED: Click Here to See More of the Lamborghini Huracan
Chief among those changes is the Lamborghini’s new cylinder deactivation system that takes the howling naturally aspirated V10 motor to just five cylinders to save gas. The system is said to only cut in when the car is under light loads, and while that’s good for Lamborghini’s bottom line in terms of gasoline and carbon emissions, it isn’t exactly the sexiness that we’ve come to know and love from the brand.
Reworked All-Wheel Drive
In addition to the new cylinder deactivation, the other important change is in the all-wheel drive system, which Lamborghini has been tweaking to give “a neutral and even more improved driving behavior.” Essentially, the all-wheel drive has been tweaked to provide more feel and less understeer when pushing the car hard. This marks a welcome change in the Lamborghini since many who reviewed the Huracan when it came out complained about the car’s understeer.
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Besides these two internal changes, the rest of the updates come down to the fit and finish of the car. These include new matte-black air vents, additional leather inside the supercar’s cabin, available cruise control, a new ten-speaker audio system, and an optional sports exhaust for the global market. Lamborghini’s personalization department, Ad Personal, will also offer a new carbon-fiber engine bay trim, a different transparent cover, and LED lighting to truly show off the car’s beautiful engine.
Lamborghini hasn’t come out with pricing for all the optional extras just yet, but the cylinder deactivation and updated all-wheel drive will come as standard, which sees the price of the car stay stagnant from the previous year of $241,945.
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