Somehow the Huracán has picked up a reputation as not quite being the premier cru of supercars, which seems unfair since this car is well balanced and fast, with an unsurpassed drivetrain and looks which would stop a cattle stampede.
If you want a supercar, this one will do nicely thank you; apparently even the Holy Roman Pope thinks so.
Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder
TESTED mid/longitudinally-mounted 5,204cc naturally-aspirated V10 petrol, seven-speed twin-clutch semi-automatic gearbox, rear-wheel drive
PRICE/ON SALE from £180,840 (£229,536 as tested)/now
POWER/TORQUE 602bhp @ 8,000rpm, 413 lb ft @ 6,500rpm
TOP SPEED 202mph
ACCELERATION 0-62mph in 3.3sec
FUEL ECONOMY 20.2mpg, 16.1mpg on test
CO2 EMISSIONS 324g/km
VED £2,175 first year, £475 next five years, then £150
VERDICT Jaw-dropping looks, a wonderful soundtrack and a nicely balanced chassis make this a supercar to contend with but not to be frightened of. Those taller than six feet should take a test drive first and if you chose the expensive Blu Arione painwork don’t specify a red hood.
TELEGRAPH RATING Four stars out of five
McLaren 570S, from £150,815
With its 3,799cc, Ricardo-developed biturbo V8 delivering 562bhp at 7,400rpm, the McLaren provides sparkling performance but at low revs the soundtrack is more leafblower than soaring aria. A nicely balanced car with a terrific ride quality, although the GT version is a bit more comfortable and practical.
Ferrari 488 GTB, from £197,553
The 3,902cc V8 with two turbochargers provides 661bhp at a heady 8,000rpm and while it’s super-flexible and a bit more economical than a naturally aspirated unit, it doesn’t provide quite the same spine-tingling soundtrack as the Lambo’s V10. It looks amazing, though and the handling balance is terrific.