Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 REVIEW

THERE IS SOMETHING SURREAL, DREAMLIKE EVEN, ABOUT DRIVING A SUPERCAR. They seem to skate at the edges of impossibility, so fast, like flying, such sounds, enveloping and glorious, and just so damned supernaturally capable.
And ignore for one moment that the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 can hit 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, forget that it punches a howling 426kW to the tarmac through an astonishingly ‘stuck’ and flawlessly managed RWD system, and just look at the car.
Huge 20-inch wheels, skunk-rat low to the road; the smug menace of the Huracan’s jet-fighter lines cannot help but quicken the pulse. And that beautiful rear?

We drove it on Phillip Island, not a lot of laps and driving left-hook models that have undoubtedly seen some hard-working track kilometres elsewhere around the globe.
It may be the cheaper RWD version of the slightly more-powerful – and more expensive – AWD Huracan LP 610-4, but this car, brother, is one mighty righteous animal. And to drive it is to fly.
Vehicle Style: Supercar
$378,900 (plus on-roads)
Engine/trans: 426kW/540Nm 5.2 litre V10 petrol | 7sp dual-clutch automatic, RWD
Fuel Economy claimed: 11.9 l/100km | tested: Not tested


Once past the slight contortion of slipping in below that low, raking roof and settling behind the wheel, you’ll find an interior that is surprisingly spacious and airy.
Understated it is not, but this is a real sports car interior of the super-premium kind. And everything drips quality, attention to the smallest detail and Swiss-watch craftsmanship. Of course, you would expect no less.
It’s wide, and split by an immense centre console (with a jet-fighter ‘doomsday button’ for a starter). The switch-gear has a machined look and feel, the flat-bottomed wheel is thick-rimmed and direct, and the race-style seats are thin but surprisingly comfortable, and unsurprisingly hip-hugging.
These are sports seats, the kind that hold you firmly when cornering at jet speeds or when hanging out the tail on the other side of the apex… because, yes, you can.
Look around, there are impeccable surfaces everywhere, impeccably trimmed and cosseting comfort, but served with a huge dollop of swashbuckling style and verve. Like the bright two-tone leathers matched to the exterior – bright orange, red, lime – your choice.


  • Engine: 5.2-litre V10
  • Power/torque: 426kW @t 8000rpm / 540Nm @ 6500rpm
  • Transmission: 7-spd dual-clutch automatic, RWD
  • Suspension: Aluminium double-wishbone suspension, steel springs and hydraulic dampers (optional electromagnetic damper control)
  • Weight: 1389kg Brakes: Ventilated discs, 365mm front with 8-piston calipers, 356mm rear, 4-piston callipers
  • Fuel consumption claimed: 11.9 l/100km | tested: not recorded
For the heading above, read ‘On The Track’. Because this, truly, is the Lamborghini Huracan’s natural environment.

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