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Auto review: 2021 Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD Spyder is one fine raging bull

Larry Printz, Tribune News Service on

Published in Automotive News

To say that the Lambo is a perfect accessory for safely navigating this endless gray ribbon populated by asphalt Andrettis is an understatement. Its engine note is pure evil, causing most drivers to pull aside and let you pass. The exceptions are white panel vans, whose exact business is suspiciously unknowable, and Toyota Corollas. While feedback is fairly good, there’s not as much as in some competitors. The flip side is that its endearingly forgiving nature makes it an easy machine to pilot around town.

When it comes time to lower the top, you’ll find it happens in a mere 17 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. Once down, you’ll find wind management is excellent, even at high speed.

Still, you can’t consider the Huracán as anything other than a thrill machine, automotive couture of the highest order. That’s because any sense of practicality is non-existent, although that shouldn’t be a surprise given this car’s mission. Aside from the glovebox and two shallow map pockets, there’s no interior storage. And the front trunk is hardly better.

But I do love the turn signals, which are activated by a simple toggle switch on the steering wheel spoke, nestled by your left thumb. If every automaker used this design, more people might actually use them.

If you noticed I haven’t said anything about the infotainment system, that’s because unlike most vehicles, which try to make up for their deficiencies through a heavy helping of technology, it’s the least interesting part of the car. Yes, it has an 8.4-inch vertical touchscreen that controls the audio system, climate control and other functions, including Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa integration and voice-control technology. Given the cabin is far from quiet, none of this will matter.

For this raging bull is a racecar disguised as a daily driver, a raging bull of uncompromising fun and refinement. Words hardly do it justice.

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2021 Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD Spyder

Base price: $233,113

 

Engine: 5.2-liter V10

Horsepower/Torque: 610/413 pound-feet

EPA fuel economy (city/highway): 13/18 mpg

Fuel type: Premium

Length/Width/Height: 178/76/46 inches

Curb weight: 3,326 pounds

Weight/power: 5.45 pounds per horsepower

Cargo capacity: 3.5 cubic feet

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