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    So while the Ferrari is away I am running one of these and thought it a public service to do a small running report. I will compare it to the F430 I own and the 488gtb of which I have driven along with the McLaren 650S and general state of the world of 'junior supercars'.

    First of all the quality and engineering of the Huracan is simply astounding. Way better than either of its peers the baby bull hides its inner Audi very well but has sublime quality given the low volumes. As discussed before the Santa Agata outfit eeks out way more life from its platforms in order to amortise high tooling costs but for the first half of the models life customers can be assured they are driving a superior product to that of Woking and Maranello. The same goes for the chassis tech which is a carbon / alloy hybrid almost as advanced as McLaren but no less capable in use. The light weight and high stiffness allows them to do suspension in a way previous generation tech could not. As the factory gears up for majority carbon cars as McLaren is they will be at the head of the pack for some time.

    Aesthetically the baby bull is every bit as theatrical as you would want - my car is in verde mantis metallic green which takes me all the way back deep into my corgi rockets collection and releases my inner nine year old. The black roof and black slatted engine cover complete the 70's concept car looks. It is literally traffic stopping in practice and triggers happiness and smiles way more than the Ferraris I have owned. To date I have had not a bit of the negative side of Ferrari ownership or even the hard studied indifference some people need to employ when they see a Ferrari. The funniest moment was when about 25 kids defied their teacher to run across a playground and gawp through their school fence at the lambo. Don't ever consider one if you are an Introvert. For the rest of us it's just a whole lot of fun. Apart from the rearward visibility limited by the choice of engine cover the Huracan is amazingly easy to drive and feel confident in. The big mirrors doing a lot to help. The performance is epic and as it slowly leaks out that indeed the baby is faster to sixty than its larger sibling or the quoted 3.2secs I can tell you it is a P1 equalling 2.8secs. Four wheel drive a sublime dual clutch box and THAT V10 not only does the job and matches the rivals but does it with a delicious engine note. Indeed the N/A V10 means having driven them I would never choose the rivals. It's a quirk I know because I cannot see the Huracan NOT going turbo charged half way through its platform life so for now it enjoys something its rivals simply cannot match. My car has the sports exhaust which puts its character right up there with our Alfa 8C which I still think has the best exhaust note ever but my oh my they nailed it with this car.

    Let's talk about understeer.

    Keyboard warriors would have you believe that the Hurucan is a piece of under steering rubbish and that Lambo has softened its cars to suit people who can't drive. I feel for them here.
    This car has over 600hp - just think about that for a second. Anyone with the funds can jump into the car mash the right pedal and unleash hell. Having said that my car has the lift system and the steering set-up the car was developed with so has more front axle weight. Does it understeer on the limit? Yes and no. It's four wheel drive so if you drive it through turns like a GTR or any other four wheel drive performance car it pulls itself out like a scalded cat and with slight oversteer. Go into a corner too hot and off the throttle and it smears its front tyres. The journalists who have tested this car have not had long enough in it I can tell. Interestingly Harry Metcalfe has had one for an extended test and disagrees with the consensus. I did too after having had it for over a week.

    Does that matter?- only if you can't drive and you are driving on the road at speeds well into driving ban territory.

    It is not a track car in the way the 488gtb is but then neither is the McLaren. All other aspects are well up with its peers, brakes - immense, suspension latest generation fast acting electronic dampers mean comfort and performance even on UK roads. Steering perfectly weighted and feel some in Strada, Sport but too heavy in Corsa for my taste.

    One area the lambo spanks Ferrari is the wheel mounted controls. The indicators and wiper system just works because they are just like you would find on any superbike. Left or right to activate and push to cancel. The 'mannetino' settings are simpler too at the bottom of the wheel.

    Of course all of this is becoming necessary because the crazy pace this car can make means you need your hands on the wheel as much as possible to place the car and also to keep your wheel work up with the pace of the road coming at you. On switchback hill roads the paddle shift is similarly necessary and the dual clutch gearbox means the performance levels can only be matched by such a system.

    If you have never driven dual clutch by the way you need to re-calibrate just what the current generation of cars are doing to make any stick-shifting debate futile. Placing and balancing the car on the road whilst pressing on are just a joy. The shift is completely emotionless going up,the box but lambo have engineered great theatre into the downshift with a "piiiish" that sounds like and air shifter and exhaust crackles that make the hairs on your neck stand up. Together with the V10 half howling - half screaming it ticks all the 'supercar' boxes.

    That it does all this averaging almost twice the MPG I get in my 599 shows just how much another decade can achieve. Finally the electronic dash, stop start, connectivity Aircon and gadgets are all what they should be in a 200k car - they work and they are well resolved. The 'glass cockpit' is fighter pilot stuff and fantastic to use mile after mile.

    Having had the car a while I have been offered a build slot for the 'superleggera' version which is in stark contrast to the Ferrari sales approach where it seems you now have to buy loads of cars you don't want and not drive them to be considered for the 'special models' - lambo by contrast are deliberately targeting enthusiast drivers for their special editions so they can be seen.

    So what's it to be 488 speciale or Hurucan 'super leggera' ?

    No contest the V10 made me do it.

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    Nice to hear comparison.

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    Nice write-up. It'll be interesting to see how a (I assume) turbo V8 compares to the 488/McLaren when the time comes - an N/A engine adds so much theatre IMO, and to me theatre is what Lambo specialises in

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    Green with black roof Hmm sounds like it could be nice any chance of a few pics ?

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    Nice read

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    Good and fair review. I've had a 16 model year 610-4 for nearly a year now and agree that apart from Harry Metcalfe's online review and the long term report in Car magazine that most reviews of the car have been well wide of the mark. I considered a 488 GTB and the Mclaren 650 and 570 but none provide the drama of that V10 wailing behind you. When I took the demo car out for a test drive I was sold within a mile of leaving the dealer just as I was in 2006 when I bought a Gallardo. The association with Audi has given Lamborghini far better levels of build quality and finish than Ferrari are able to achieve and it shows in just about every area on the car. I concur on the generally far more positive reaction Lamborghini generates from other road users in comparison to Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    Green with black roof Hmm sounds like it could be nice any chance of a few pics ?

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    Don't know why but a Ferrari would look ridiculous in that color but it really works on the Huracan

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    Huracan certainly sounds lovely with the sports exhaust https://youtu.be/OjCIYbX7U30

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