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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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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’ve been thinking of this often lately. And I do agree with that. Something I do think people aren’t factoring in (myself included) is the middle ground solution. What I mean is there are these two camps: NA all day and boost me to the moon Tesla. My recent possible move to a 720s had me thinking “what’s the point when the Tesla goes so much faster?”

I do think lambo does need to boost the performance and will boost it next gen but it looks like it comes in hybrid form. A lot of buyers are aping into lambos Due to the fear of missing out of getting NA engines but that would also go for all light weight high performance vehicles: boosted or not. It’s not just the NA engines disappearing but also the light weight, likely less beautiful designs and more problems with distance racing and long term reliability.

So I agree with both sides. OP did you post this after watching drag times video about the plaid outperforming those specific cars by any chance :)
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