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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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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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30 year old me would definitely want a 720s or 765lt.

But I’ve been there and done that. Being faster than my friends was very important. Modified cars to way over 1000hp. Did drag racing, Texas Mile, road racing, street racing. Now I’m a boomer at 38. I just want to hit redline and hear that glorious v10 on the way to lunch and have fun driving without caring if someone next to me has a faster car. It’s really hard to beat a naturally aspirated motor for fun.
 

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Are you going to wait until the warranty has expired for the install? How long does it take to do the install? Any downsides that you have experienced?

If I was so inclined I would have to ferret out an installer here in Central Texas.....anyone know of any installers in or close to Central Texas?
Eurocharged in Round Rock can definitely handle any kid of aftermarket mods. The guy that owns the shop Adam is also an awesome dude.

The VF supercharged cars make 600-650hp at the wheels.

The AMS turbo kit which is $48,000 installed makes ~900hp at the wheels. Audi R8 Alpha 10 Twin Turbo Package (Installed) - AMSPerformance.com

But the supercharger does maintain that linear power band similar to a NA car. The turbo cars are stupid fast and probably too fast for most people for the street. They're popular with guys that like to make high speed pulls.
 

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What ruins the turbo experience is lack of intelligent engineering. No one needs 200 hp at 5000RPm then 700 at 5,001, but too many turbos don't run power-band-widening "diesel truck"-flavored cams to spread the power out far, by producing plenty of cylinder filling and exhaust gas energy to spin those little windmills up at lower RPM, so it is press gas, wait, wait, wait, then call tow truck.

Now, if you get some kind of weird kick from feeling like a giant kicked punted your car over some far-off goalpasts at 6000 RPM, and are pointed in a straight line far from the sane people, then go for it, but giant compressor wheels and cam it like an F1 car, but be ready to treat your car at all times like you are riding with a knife-wielding crazy ex-gf who loves to smooch like a gourami but can also surprise you by cutting you at any moment.
Excellent points. All these turbo shops maximize their setups for peak hp and roll racing because that's what the customers want.
 
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