2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4

The Huracan LP 610-4 is a sharp, V10-powered supercar that's equally at home on the road and on the track. Its outrageous styling and blistering track performance are in the best Lamborghini tradition, but the Italian automaker has also made of point of baking in enough high-tech luxury and convenience features to make the Huracan less of a raging bull in daily driving situations.

Recent changes
For the latest model year, Lamborghini has added a cylinder deactivation system that turns the roaring V10 into a straight-five when extra power isn't needed. The coupe also gains more trim options, and a better sound system.

Overview
With fierce, fighter-jet-inspired lines and a full contingent of gaping air intakes, it's impossible to mistake the Huracan for anything but a Lamborghini. There's more than enough muscle to back up the menacing look, with a 5.2-liter V10 mounted amidships producing 601 horsepower at a screaming 8,250 rpm and 413 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm.

The mill, which utilizes both port and direct injection to maximize power and efficiency, pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission - a traditional manual is not available - and a traction-enhancing all-wheel-drive system. This setup enables the Huracan to rocket from zero-to-60 mph in a claimed 3.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 202 mph.

Balancing out the supercar's accelerative abilities are massive, nearly fade-free carbon ceramic brakes and an available magnetorheological adaptive damping system that provides nimble handling in addition to a respectable degree of ride comfort. The dampers, along with AWD system, engine parameters, transmission settings and steering ratio, can be adjusted to suit the driver's needs. Three different modes - Strada (street), Sport, and Corse (race) - can be selected via a steering wheel-mounted knob. Notably, the latter offers launch control for fast, easy drag strip runs.

Life aboard
Inside, the cabin continues the outrageous theme of the exterior with an aggressive, futuristic dashboard highlighted by hexagonal airvents and, in place of traditional analog gauges, a 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel. The latter can be configured with a large central speedometer and other vehicle info, a full-width navigation display, or a combination of both.

A sleek "floating" center stack was designed with user-friendliness in mind while also providing a bit of dramatic theatre in the form of the starter button. It's protected by a bright red cover that, like a cruise missile fire control, must be flipped up to get the action underway. As one would expect, stitched nappa leather adorns much of the interior, and alcantara inserts can also be spec'd.

Key Competitors
Those fortunate enough to be considering the Huracan should also test drive the turbocharged Ferrari 488 GTB and the McLaren 650S.