Lamborghini Huracan – 15 km drive, racing heartbeat
In Tuscany I got to park the Lamborghini Huracan 200 metres. Said to myself I need to drive this thing as soon as I get a chance.
Last week I got my moment with it. It was only for 15 kilometres and mostly downhill without any very long straights – but that is still enough to feel the car. Get your heart to beat a little faster. Still a long way to go before we know each other, but the important thing is that I can not wait to get to know it better. Get more opportunities to drive it. Switch from Strada to Sport, eventually from Sport to Corsa. Drive it up to nearly 2800m above sea level on some of the finest mountain passes in Europe and race it down again.
The day before I drove the Lamborghini Huracan I took out the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante to the fuel station. Anyone who knows the car and has been in it can maybe imagine me there… First thing I reached out for were the seat adjustments. Great, I got it a little forward to reach the pedals. When I wanted to lift the seat a little higher I realized in this carbon-fiber filled cockpit with sporty bucket seats this is not going to happen, and drove off seated deep down in a race-feel Gallardo counting the number of widening eyes and dropping jaws along the way. Amazing car, but to be honest, first impression was it could be a liittle (just a little) hardcore for everyday use (not that I would not use it everyday if I had one… I know myself, “trouble is my middle name…”).
The Lamborghini Huracan feels completely different. Easy to drive, easy to find a good driving position (with good I refer to more “normal” and what most people are used to, without a doubt you would eventually get used to the Gallardo Spyder Performante driving position as well). Because it is a low car it actually felt a little wider than it is (1,924 mm) on this first drive, but the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R was 1,923 mm and I had absolutely no problems with that car anywhere. I think you just need to get used to the shape of the Lamborghini, but because it is the same width as the Jaguar I translate this into “you can also go everywhere with a Huracan…”. There is a front suspension lift kit on the car and speed bumps were never a problem.
It sounds great. It is quick. When I asked it to go faster it felt like there was no delay – it just takes off.
A Lamborghini you could easily use as a daily driver. How sweet is that!