With its rakishly-angled body finished in Nero Nemesis (matt black) paintwork, the Lamborghini Huracan 610-4 looks the automotive equivalent of a Stealth bomber.
The aeronautical cues continue within the dark leather and Alcantra-lined interior, which resembles a high-tech cockpit.
Thumb the starter button and 5.2-litres of slumbering V10 engine awakens. Just how angry it gets depends on how far you twist the ANIMA (Italian for ‘Soul’) switch which controls a three-mode drive system. In Strada (street) mode, the Huracan is eminently accommodating and unfussed; easy to drive even. But (in the proper environment), switch to the Sport or more extreme Corsa (race) settings and the Stealth bomber prepares for take-off.
Instantly the steering weightens; valves open on the fat, quad exhaust pipes to allow the Huracan to shout about it; shock absorbers stiffen; and suspension travel shortens. Put your right foot down and the response is explosive and unrelenting, the Huracan soaring towards the horizon as 449kW of power goes in search of its 8250rpm redline. 0-100km/h takes just 3.2 seconds.
That’s not all – the torque curve continues right up to a peak of 560Nm at 6500rpm. But, fear not: the massive carbon ceramic brakes do their job with emphatic progression and retardation.
Traction and grip, delivered by an all-wheel-drive system, is absolute; the handling consummate. And a new, seven-speed dual clutch transmission addresses one of the few discrepancies of other Lamborghinis.
Main features include aluminium/carbon fibre construction; 20-inch alloys; full-LED exterior lighting; four-way powered/heated seats; dual-zone automatic climate control; auto-dimming rear view mirror; multi-configurable digital instrument pane; multimedia technology interface; Bluetooth; and a six-speaker sound system with USB, SD card and auxiliary inputs.
The Huracan – a supercar in every sense of the word, but one that you could live with every day.