Supercars aren’t supposed to be practical. If you wanted something fast and functional, there are mental wagons and SUVs that have that covered. But that doesn’t mean cars like the Huracan should be difficult to live with.
Having driven the Lamborghini Huracan at the racetrack, I was impressed by pretty much everything about it. But a few hot laps tells you very little about what a car is like to live with.
So, what better way to find out than by, well, seeing what it’s like to live with.
Unlike probably every other Lamborghini that has come before it, the Huracan is both fast and also a little bit functional. There’s even a little boot area to put your bags.
Yeah, getting in and out is still a bit of an origami act for taller people, but once you’re inside there’s quite a bit of space – and the conventional doors aren’t too wide, either.
There are some silly supercar touches. For example, the blinkers and headlights are positioned on the steering wheel – we’ll see how that fares soon – and the car’s gear selector will likely fool any would-be thieves.
While previous Lamborghini have been style-driven rather than focused on the utility of the cabin, there’s a level of comfort and familiarity on offer in the Huracan – and unlike Lamborghini of previous eras the pedals are logically placed.
The Italian brand has made use of its parent company Audi’s parts bin, with the big 12.3-inch TFT screen in front of the driver offering all your technology and connectivity needs, but it’s controlled through a rotary dial system that’s out of Audi’s old parts bin as it doesn’t have the clever touchpad bit.
But who uses that stuff when you’re driving a Lamborghini? You want to hear the engine, not some pop song, and you don’t need navigation as driving anywhere is going to be an adventure. Or is it?