This car is so crazy.. like!! Wow!
Testosterone aside... I am really, really struggling to put this machine into words. I’m not even sure it is a car. It isn’t just 'a' car, and it is more than a Sports Car. Because of the humongous six hundred and ten horsepower I think it should sit somewhere between Super Car and Hyper Car... I’ll let you guys decide where it ranks. The adrenalin from driving this absolute weapon still resonates, so I will move on from the status subject and give you a bit more info on the vehicle which was in my possession for nearly 8 hours!
If Satan created engines…
I strongly believe the Lamborhini Huracan and Lamborghini Aventador were designed from material found near Area 51. Some ‘alien’ landed on our planet, and by a mad combination of Italian Artistry, Hybrid Aluminimum/Carbon Fibre, and German ECU (Bosch yumminess) - we have before us something not only unusual and exotic – but very rare and frightening.
Basically it’s a Golf… (Lamborghini HuraGolf)
And I don’t mean that in a bad way. The pedals are straight out of a VW Golf MK5 2.0 TFSI, but that doesn’t spoil anything about this car. It is familiar and comfortable. The gearbox is ‘DSG’, but with a fancy Italian name probably. There are three driving modes on the steering wheel – STRADA, SPORT, and CORSA. Three different levels of insanity I'd say.
I wouldn’t say the car is an instant pleasure to drive. Don’t get me wrong – it is a SERIOUS contender and one of the quickest cars I have driven. The indicator controls (on the front left of steering wheel) weren’t designed for somebody who wants to switch lanes in a hurry. The throttle eventually became my ‘indicator’. It was enough to make people back up or slow down while I positioned myself into lane. The turning circle isn’t best. The steering feels nice and strong (heavy) in my hands – although when I’m trying to turn around I end up doing a seven point turn. Sort of. I did put this car against a Porsche 911 (991) GT3 475hp and that made for a confusing afternoon. Lets continue with the Lamborghini ''HuraGolf'' for now..
I really did like the DSG (Lamborghini Doppia Frizione) 7-Speed Dual Clutch Gearbox. It felt good and was very relaxed in Auto Mode. Having the ability to pull both paddles and rev its tits off is an inspiring feature. I say that – but gave the car back with the most awful headache. I love this car, but I would prefer a passenger to share the drive. It was a 7 hour plus workout! I did have a break when visiting a Porsche Centre, but the volume from the Lamborghini Huracan is deafening me three days later.
Using full throttle in this car has really changed my perspective on a lot of things. I even had a suicidal thought, knowing that giving this car back would completely ruin what was left of my soul. When you slap the pedal down, it is as though ALL of the air in whatever street you are in gets SUCKED into powering the Bull – along with whatever oxygen pedestrians were inhaling at that same space in time..
This is where the talking stops. I have no idea whether I’m travelling forwards or even backwards through time when I accelerate with full throttle. The Lamborghini Huracan has Monstrous Power!
To end – I had a cracking day driving some special cars. The Lamborghini Aventador was a bit of a struggle, they aren’t easy to drive, but I might have a long blast in that next time. I doubt there is space to put down 700hp without seeing triple figures and losing my licence, but I might have to give it a go.
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Nicholas Lawrence //ON CARS