Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder Is the Car of the Year 2020Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder Is Robb Report’s Car of the Year 2020
- February 5, 2020
- Automotive News
- Posted by Jennifer Campos
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We are very proud to share the news that Lamborghini has once again been named Robb Report’s Car of the Year. This year, our 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder takes the #1 honor.
We waved the checkered ﬂag this year for a convertible at the crossroads of automotive innovation and artiﬁcial intelligence: Lamborghini’s game-changing Huracán Evo Spyder. A raging bull with a true brain, the 631 hp Evo debuts the Italian marque’s Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), a super-processor that anticipates driver inputs and correspondingly adjusts the torque vectoring, all-wheel steering, advanced traction control, and related systems every 20 milliseconds, give or take. Basically, the car predicts your next move and sets you up for success, often despite yourself. And it’s all complemented by 10 cylinders of naturally aspirated fury. “The sound of that V-10 can cure depression,” said Jerónimo Guzman. “I’m recording the engine noise for my phone’s ringtone.” Nathan Tan concurred: “Every downshift, I found myself giggling along with the pops and crackles. The life worth living exists north of 7,000 rpm in Corsa mode.” The experience elicited the same childlike enthusiasm from Christopher Carpenter, who said, “I believe there are two things that are impossible to do with a frown on your face—skipping and driving this Lamborghini.” For Lee Gossett, the Evo is “as close as the average human will ever get to Formula 1.” Still, although it did tally the top score and nearly everyone heralded the vehicle’s engineering, the ergonomic considerations were another story. “It’s like a cheap seat on an airline—no legroom,” said Craig Stull. Erik Hagstrom warned, “If you’re over six feet, visibility is an issue.” Our editor in chief, Paul Croughton, was equally disappointed by the interior’s height limitations. “I don’t ﬁt,” he said simply. “There were so many blind spots,” mentioned Shaunmarie Gutbezahl. “It made driving stressful.” A daily driver? Tamara Stanﬁll didn’t think so. “It would be lots of fun for a day or a weekend—a one-night stand, but you wouldn’t want to marry it,” she concluded. In the end, however, the vast majority of our judges would have opted for long-term relationships with the model. “The Lambo is the most impactful vehicle I have ever driven,” declared Peter Wright. It’s hard to compete with that.
Engine: 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V-10
Power: 631 hp
0-62 MPH: 3.1 seconds
Top Speed: 2020 mph
Base Price: $287,400