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Has Lambo given up on straightline speed?

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Yes, I understand that cars are more than just straight line speed.

Anyway, the Huracan EVO AWD is the fastest 1/4 mile production car Lambo has ever produced and yet it's also the slowest supercar from any of the big brands.

All these cars easily gap the EVO, some by multiple car lengths.
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo/488 Pista/SF90
  • McLaren 720S/765LT
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S (992)
  • Tesla Model S Plaid (simply added due to current zeitgeist)
  • (I'm not going to list hyper cars, for obvious reasons)
And again, before you say "But muh engine!" or "But muh interior!" or "But muh looks!" Yes, sure, as said before the H and A offer other things their competitors don't, which subjectively, make their owners happy. That's absolutely true, but objectively, on this specific issue Lambo is getting left behind big time by their competition. And straight line speed is definitely a key metric to supercars.

So the question is -- are they going to address this with their hybrid future? Or just focus on other factors?
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The biggest issue right now is they can't squeeze more HP out of the NA engines and the cars are not getting any lighter so they've hit a brick wall.

I do expect the replacement A and H both hitting under 3 sec 0-60 times. I reckon the A replacement will be in the mid 2's and pushing close to a 1000HP.
 

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I don't see them not making sales because of this. Lamborghini has never followed the crowd because they don't need to. They may be getting left behind in straight line speed but not at the track. Don't forget the Perf and SVJ is number three and six respectively as best times ever for production cars at the Nürburgring. Who knows what the STO is going to do? One could easily say from the list above when are these other manufacturers going to get better lap times. Lap times are also a key metric to supercars.
 

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I bet the hybrid replacement is much faster.

Lambo is smart right now to offer a naturally aspirated alternative to the competition. It's the only reason I want one. No reason for them to invest in a brand new FI powerplant when the replacement in 2-3 years is going to be hybrid.

The hottest cars on the market right now are GT3s, Huracan EVOs, and 458s because there won't be any more high revving NA cars in the future.
 

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So the question is -- are they going to address this with their hybrid future? Or just focus on other factors?
I don't know but I believe they will. In fact, after seeing the hp the Ferrari 296 GTB hybrid managed I think Lamborghini will start turning out cars with more hp as well with similar engine designs.
 

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I bet the hybrid replacement is much faster.

Lambo is smart right now to offer a naturally aspirated alternative to the competition. It's the only reason I want one. No reason for them to invest in a brand new FI powerplant when the replacement in 2-3 years is going to be hybrid.

The hottest cars on the market right now are GT3s, Huracan EVOs, and 458s because there won't be any more high revving NA cars in the future.
Bingo.

Buyers are flocking to the NA engines and guess who's got the NA V10 and V12.

And Winkelmann is a brilliant CEO and sales person, He knows where the supercar market is heading in the short term and he's already put it out there that the next 2 years will be a celebration of the NA engine.
 

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People buy Lamborghini's for various reasons but I don't think 1/4 times are one of them. I didn't even buy the fastest Lamborghini, but for me, it's the most fun.
After a certain speed, what’s the point? Most will never need or use the full power of these cars. It’s gotta be just for bragging rights. With Tesla’s new 1.9 Sec 0-60 there’s no point in chasing the others. Lamborghini is seldom the first but always the best in so many ways. There was a time when 0-60 times were important to me, but now I realize my car is so much more than that alone. JMO:)
 

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After a certain speed, what’s the point? Most will never need or use the full power of these cars. It’s gotta be just for bragging rights. With Tesla’s new 1.9 Sec 0-60 there’s no point in chasing the others. Lamborghini is seldom the first but always the best in so many ways. There was a time when 0-60 times were important to me, but now I realize my car is so much more than that alone. JMO:)
Russ all excellent points. Heck I got my EVO, when I had an EVO ;) , up to 175mph pretty quickly without much effort so, you are right, at some point enough is enough.
 

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If a manufacturer could combine straight line speed and road holding, road driving…..what a combination.
Not talking about a hyper car like the am, Bugatti, or the like.
Something under $600k
There is one, you will have to guess which one that is
 

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After a certain speed, what’s the point? Most will never need or use the full power of these cars. It’s gotta be just for bragging rights. With Tesla’s new 1.9 Sec 0-60 there’s no point in chasing the others. Lamborghini is seldom the first but always the best in so many ways. There was a time when 0-60 times were important to me, but now I realize my car is so much more than that alone. JMO:)
I’m going from a Hellcat Redeye that I’ve modded to get me a 2.61 0-60 ON 93 octane so I’m hoping to share your thoughts when it’s time for my EVO since I don’t expect to replicate that.
 
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