Lamborghini Huracan review - Interior, design and technology
Striking styling, beautiful build quality and an array of gadgets make the Huracan a pleasure to play with
The Huracan isn’t one of Lamborghini’s most outlandish shapes, but it’s a beautiful piece of design nonetheless. The wedge-like profile continues where the Gallardo left off, while the front end gets an extra dose of aggression with a full-width lower grille and slim horizontal headlights.
At the rear, four exhausts at the outer edges emphasise the car’s width, while an intricate honeycomb grille mesh picks up on a hexagonal theme that runs throughout the car. The extrovert shape isn’t just for showing off, either; the Huracan produces 50 per cent more downforce than the Gallardo without resorting to using a big rear wing or jutting chin spoiler.
Drop into the low, firm sports seats and there’s excellent forward visibility, but you’ll need to order the optional transparent engine cover to see anything out of the back. Most of the controls, including the headlight and indicator switches, have been moved to the steering wheel, while the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit made its debut on the Huracan, before it was officially revealed as part of Audi's technology line-up. The screen replaces conventional dials, and can be configured in a variety of ways to show your speed and revs, as well as sat-nav and audio information.
Build quality sets new standards in the supercar class, while Lamborghini continues the aeronautical theme from the Aventador with a fighter jet-style flick-up cover for the ignition button.
It's not all good news, though; the indicators are controlled by a tiny switch on the steering wheel which is difficult to operate, and it's a similar story with the windscreen wipers.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
The Huracan Evo gets a heavily revised interior with uprated infotainment, including an 8.3-inch touch screen on the centre console that can be used to control a multitude of functions including the car’s set-up via the LDVI system. However, Lamborghini doesn’t supply all the features you might expect as standard for the price.
Equipment that’s included in a high-spec Ford family car costs extra in the Huracan – parking sensors, a reversing camera and sat-nav all have to specified from the options list. Even Bluetooth phone connectivity and DAB radio cost extra.
One fun option is the Lamborghini Track and Play app, which links to an on-board camera and turns your smartphone into a telemetry centre, so you can record and analyse your track day heroics.
In this review
- 1Lamborghini Huracan reviewThe Lamborghini Huracan is a flamboyantly styled supercar with performance that matches its looks
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Huracan is fast and loud, but the 4WD model isn't as good in corners as the 2WD model
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsAnyone considering a Huracan is unlikely to be concerned about fuel and tax bills
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingStriking styling, beautiful build quality and an array of gadgets make the Huracan a pleasure to play with
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceEven though it looks extreme, the Huracan is a surprisingly usable and accessible choice for a supercar
- 6Reliability and SafetyIf you don't want an Audi R8, the Huracan matches it for safety and reliability