Lamborghini Huracán: Better at autocross than you think? | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bQkR0u3JtHk

In an attempt to find a race car that required less care and feeding than his previous high-powered autocross builds, Eric Hyman decided to take a different approach: Buy an off-the-shelf option.

The result? A 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante. Aside from Hoosiers and a modified exhaust, the car is entirely stock.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/16/22 12:51 p.m.

Nice. 

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/16/22 12:59 p.m.

So the sporty version of a (relatively) light, low CG, mid engine, low polar moment sports car who's platform is also the basis for a GT3 race car and one make championship is a surprisingly good autocrosser?  Color me not surprised.  These, along with Ferrari's and other high end cars, aren't impractical questionable handling pretty toys for street cars these days.  All the supercar manufacturers realized a couple of decades ago track performance is critical to their breed.

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
9/16/22 2:47 p.m.

$300k, 630+hp, AWD, 3100lbs, mid-engined supercars can be quick. These do 0-60 in 2.9sec when they're not on slicks.

That thing must be a riot

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
9/16/22 2:58 p.m.

Very cool, but it is a little rough looking at a $300k performance car and trying to be pleasantly surprised that it drives well. In the performance submodel.

I mean, even with All The Money it is hard to build something really, really fast, reliable, and nicely finished. That's just so much money I have a hard time with it.

Glad to see someone using the heck out of one, though.

350z247
350z247 Reader
9/16/22 3:48 p.m.

This but with the front diff removed and a supercharger...drool

dps214
dps214 Dork
9/16/22 4:18 p.m.
Jesse Ransom said:

Very cool, but it is a little rough looking at a $300k performance car and trying to be pleasantly surprised that it drives well. In the performance submodel.

Also it was driven by a former national champion and was outrun by several $40k corvettes on street tires, among other things...so I'm not really sure you can say it drives *that* well in an autocross setting. Honestly I'd say it's about as good at autocross as I'd expect.

VolvoHeretic
VolvoHeretic GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/16/22 9:59 p.m.

Where's the complete hot lap video? sad

te72
te72 HalfDork
9/17/22 2:19 p.m.

I have always said that when I get my Ferrari, I will be autocrossing my Ferrari. Glad to see someone else has a similar idea. =)

 

I might be old by the time that happens, but I'm not gonna give that car any special treatment. Every car I've owned since I started autocrossing has hit the cones.

roadracer
roadracer GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/19/22 5:01 p.m.

Watching this and the other Spokes supercar - the NSX - are a treat to watch for sure.  If you got the money, can't think of a better way to do it!

DaleCarter
DaleCarter GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/19/22 5:27 p.m.

I'm trying to imagine an autocross car that requires more "care and feeding" than this incredibly high-maintenance and megabuck beast..l..l

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
9/19/22 8:55 p.m.

I guess if you have that you don't mind $10K cone strike damage.

About other cars beating it, put them all on the same tires with the same driver to get a true comparison. As we all know, A/X is 95% driver, and not so much the car.

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
9/20/22 1:21 p.m.
DaleCarter said:

I'm trying to imagine an autocross car that requires more "care and feeding" than this incredibly high-maintenance and megabuck beast..l..l

Nah, it really is easy: drop off at dealer, pick up later.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/20/22 1:49 p.m.

I know there are a lot of Miatas at autocrosses (guilty as charged) but I love the variety that's there, too. 

Zindo
Zindo
9/20/22 7:53 p.m.

I thought it would be pretty good so was not disappointed. It belonged to someone else so it felt extra great.

alfadriver
alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/20/22 7:59 p.m.

Good to see a car like that being worked as intended. 

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