History lesson: How the Lamborghini Huracan upstaged another Lamborghini legend 

To fully appreciate the remarkable legacy of our pre-owned Lamborghini Huracan models, it helps to have some historical perspective. Here's a brief look at the Huracan's fabled past.

Shortly before 2014, Automobili Lamborghini gave itself a remarkably difficult assignment: Build the next Lamborghini supercar to surpass the revered Lamborghini Gallardo. By typical supercar metrics, the Gallardo had been extraordinarily successful, selling more than 14,000 units of an eye-catching vehicle that was affordable only for the very few, through a production run that extended over a decade. 

The Gallardo: A tough act to follow

The Lamborghini factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese was essentially charged with creating a new standard bearer that would follow in the much-admired tracks of the Gallardo. To pull off such a monumental feat, designers of the Huracan took the Gallardo recipe and souped it up a little. Every Lamborghini Huracan would come with a variation on the 5.2-Liter naturally aspirated V-10 engine originally pioneered in the Lamborghini Gallardo.

The Huracan's standard LP610-4 engine was anything but standard. Between 2014 and 2019, the new supercar was directing the Huracan's 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. The result was a mind-boggling time of 2.8 seconds to travel from zero to 60 mph. Supercar fans around the world were blown away.

Speed and power at a higher level

Even the Huracan's "less aggressive" models were setting the world on fire. The lower-priced rear-wheel drive LP580-2 version was unleashed in 2016 with a blistering 572 horsepower and torque registering at 398 lb-ft. As if to say Lamborghini refused to take a step backwards, in 2017 the intimidating new Huracan Performante took the previous 5.2-Liter V-10 engine up to an even more amazing 631 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.

  The Performante's performance was beefed up by the addition of higher-level suspension, larger brakes, trick active aero, a remapped transmission and enhanced systems for traction control and stability.  Then in 2018, Lamborghini introduced the Performante Spyder, a racetrack-focused machine that reached 62 mph in a brief 3.1 seconds and hits a top speed of more than 200 miles an hour.

2019: Raising the Lamborghini bar even higher

In 2019, Lamborghini leadership decided to upgrade the Huracan with a new model called the Huracan Evo along with the Evo Spyder, eclipsing the standard LP610-4 model. The Evo, which stands for "Evolution," inherited a wealth of technology and performance hardware from the previous generation of the Huracan Performante. Among the upgrades were the Performante's engine and drive systems, along with a rear-wheel-steering system.

Crowning the victorious Lamborghini Huracan

While the Lamborghini Gallardo remains one of Lamborghini's most beloved models ever, the Huracan managed to overtake its lofty Lamborghini predecessor. The Huracan reached sales of 14,000 units in half the time it took the Lamborghini Gallardo: just five years. The Huracan retired the Gallardo's under-performing six-speed automatic with a more formidable seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, giving the Huracan new capability.

The Huracan keeps pushing its own limits

Utilizing a less expensive rear-wheel-drive, the Huracan overcame a tendency to perform slightly under its own expectations. The mid-engine supercar's Performante version tore up the Nurburgring by turning in a lap time of six minutes and 52 seconds.

The editors at Motor Trend described the current Lamborghini Huracan as an exceptionally rewarding mid-engine supercar, describing the driving experience to roaring around in an adult-sized version of Hot Wheels. We encourage you to see where the unparalleled trajectory of the Lamborghini Huracan has taken it by test-driving one of our impressive pre-owned Lamborghini Huracan models at Lamborghini of Philadelphia in Devon, PA.