One of our favourite supercars from the past year has received some tweaks and now offers an upgraded interior, but importantly is more fuel economical and kinder to the environment
The main change for the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is the addition of cylinder deactivation for the big V10. When you're not using full throttle, the engine switches off half its cylinders to save fuel. It's quite impressive that an engine can deactivate one cylinder bank and run on what's essentially a straight five engine. The system is able to cleverly re-engage all 10 cylinders as the driver applies full throttle. Lamborghini claims this change over is almost impossible to detect by the driver and CO2 emissions are reduced to 283g/km.
Another change to the Huracan is a revision to the electronic all-wheel drive system which is said to improve handling. The car had a bit of a tendency to understeer and this upgrade gives a more neutral driving behaviour. The interior changes include additional leather such as the door handles and upper parts of the console. The air vents are painted in a matte black finish. Lamborghini has thrown in its Ad Personam customisation program which gives you access to an array of interior and exterior options such as matte paints as well as heritage colours. You can also spec the Lamborghini Sensonum audio system which features a 390W RMS setup with ten-channel amplifier as well as ten speakers in Lamb0-style hexagonal shapes. If a loud radio doesn't tickle your fancy then you can opt for the optional sports exhaust which includes high gloss black tailpipes.
While the changes may not be that significant especially on the outside, it's interesting to see that Lamborghini (and parent company Volkswagen) are trying to promote a greener way of doing things, particularly in light of the recent diesel scandal. We'll have local pricing as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful video of the pre-facelift Lamborghini Huracan which we drove around Cape Town, South Africa.