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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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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
Sounds like 720s. It's a perfect exotic... Minus the weird UFO looks, poor resale, bad reliablity and weak exhaust note.
 

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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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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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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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I have watched several videos on Drag Times and he used to get 2.6 0-60s and 10.4 1/4 mile in his bone stock Huracan. He now has an EVO and I am not sure whether he has improved on it but that is right up there with any comparable HP cars.
 
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You can mod an old piece of junk for a fraction of the cost of a supercar and it'll beat most supercar 0-60 and quarter mile times with ease.

I don't get the feeling that straightline speed is near the top of most Lamborghini owner wishlists, and the company knows this which is why it clearly isn't their primary focus.
 

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Sounds like 720s. It's a perfect exotic... Minus the weird UFO looks, poor resale, bad reliablity and weak exhaust note.
Well, that about sums it up! :giggle:
does anyone really care at this point? theres a limit to how much speed you can enjoy on the road and we got there years ago
Game, set, match..........The EVO is plenty fast even with "only" 602 hp, and always brought a big smile to my face.
 

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You can mod an old piece of junk for a fraction of the cost of a supercar and it'll beat most supercar 0-60 and quarter mile times with ease.

I don't get the feeling that straightline speed is near the top of most Lamborghini owner wishlists, and the company knows this which is why it clearly isn't their primary focus.
Excellent points. The Lamborghinis's are fast in their own right but they are much, much more......................it's the total package that creates the magic.
 

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Thanks to the launch you can get with AWD the Evo will do sub 2.5 60. Did see a video where Evo was faster than Performante to 60. Probably cause wing hurts on a short run
 

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Probably cause wing hurts on a short run
Good point, a wing although decorative substantially impacts the power, top speed, and handling of our Bulls especially those ever-questionable aftermarket Wings. A wing that was designed for the Bull with appropriate manufacturer adjustments to the cars overall design is not as bad but still ultimately compromises the Bull's 0 to 60 times.
Though, alas, on the track the wing comes into its own and has purpose.
 

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You can mod an old piece of junk for a fraction of the cost of a supercar and it'll beat most supercar 0-60 and quarter mile times with ease.

I don't get the feeling that straightline speed is near the top of most Lamborghini owner wishlists, and the company knows this which is why it clearly isn't their primary focus.
This is on point. You can get a twin turbo kit for a Mustang for less than $10kUSD and make a very quick car. It will make lots of racket and go very fast and it will look like a million other Mustangs on the road.
 

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Sorry if I missed anything because I mostly only read the OP, but I remember sharing an article here that said Lamborghini is done with straightline speed and will move on to being the king of curves.

If true, I would much prefer that anyway. Straight lines are even more uneventful than racing in a circle, and electric cars will be outdoing everyone at this game anyway. Think of the new Model S. Compare the new advancements in ALA, steering, and other aero seen on SVJ or Perf and isn't that far more exciting than decades ago when all they would have done to the Countach is add power? From my pov, it shows Lamborghini is thinking ahead.
 

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OP if you long for straight line performnace and also enjoy cornering, just TT your Huracan. The V10 is all but bulletproof and for not too much money you can get 1000hp+ that will beat almost anything off the shelf. I can tune my car to factory settings ( 650hp ) by pressing the Strata all go all out with 1100hp on Corsa mode. I wish I did this sooner, it has transformed my ride into a hypercar. BTW I do use the power as we have monthly roll racing events here in Sydney
 

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OP if you long for straight line performnace and also enjoy cornering, just TT your Huracan. The V10 is all but bulletproof and for not too much money you can get 1000hp+ that will beat almost anything off the shelf. I can tune my car to factory settings ( 650hp ) by pressing the Strata all go all out with 1100hp on Corsa mode. I wish I did this sooner, it has transformed my ride into a hypercar. BTW I do use the power as we have monthly roll racing events here in Sydney
The pricing for the Stage 3 plus gets a little pricey at $175K USD at Underground Racing. Are those prices inline with what you know?

 

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VF Kit will get you to around 850 hp and that is enough for me and cost installed under $45k. After supercharging 2 R8's and my first huracan and putting over 40k combined on their kits with not a single issue this is the way I will go with new Evo. Also great that it will be installed 30 minutes from me and will take 3-4 days
 

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VF Kit will get you to around 850 hp and that is enough for me and cost installed under $45k. After supercharging 2 R8's and my first huracan and putting over 40k combined on their kits with not a single issue this is the way I will go with new Evo. Also great that it will be installed 30 minutes from me and will take 3-4 days
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?
 

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I'm not 100% sure I will do it yet. Will get car and put a couple thousand miles on car before I decide. Coupe will be faster than my current spyder and if I can get 0-60's at under 2.5 and 1/4 around 10 I may keep it stock. But if I decide I want more then VF will be what I go with. No downside at all from experience with supercharging, car behaves exactly like stock until you want the extra power and keeps the car feeling more NA than going turbo's. Install on my lp610 took 3 1/2 days and I'm sure you can find many component shops in your area to do install. VF will also give you names of shops they recommend.
 
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