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2017 Lamborghini Huracan: Overview

What’s New For 2017?

The biggest change for 2017 is the arrival of a rear-wheel-drive convertible model dubbed the Huracan LP580-2 Spyder.

What We Like

Look-at-me styling; amazing performance; excellent handling; high-tech features

What We Don’t

Typical supercar complaints; not very practical; poor fuel economy; highly expensive to buy and own

Overview

The Lamborghini Huracan is one of the most impressive high-performance sports cars on the market. Then again, it should be, since it replaced Lamborghini’s iconic Gallardo sports car after that model’s highly praised 10-year production run.

So let’s start with what makes the Huracan so good. Most obvious is its styling, which looks like a modern take on the Gallardo’s aging but beautiful design. The highlights are all still there, including the wedge shape, the bold headlights and the traditionally wide Lamborghini rear end. Overall, we love it.

We also love the driving experience. The Huracan benefits from amazingly precise handling — and it boasts explosive acceleration due to an impressive 5.2-liter V10. That engine is offered with two configurations: a base model, dubbed the LP580-2, offers rear-wheel drive and 571 horsepower, while an all-wheel-drive version, the LP610-4, touts 602 horses. New for 2017 is a convertible "Spyder" version of the LP580-2.

The V10 is mated to standard all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which helps the new Lambo solve a huge flaw that plagued the Gallardo: that clunky e-gear automatic. The new system works much better than the old, bringing the car to 60 miles per hour in a shade over 3 seconds and delivering a top speed of more than 200 mph.

Our only gripes about the 2017 Lamborghini Huracan? One is its cost: The high-performance sports car starts at $201,000 with shipping (or $238,000 for an LP610-4), and that’s before options, which are plentiful. We’re also not fond of its low-slung design for practical matters, like entering driveways or staying clear of curbs. And it’s hard to be impressed with 14 miles per gallon in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

Mostly, though, we’re just jealous that we’ll probably never have one in our garage.

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