Although the Lamborghini Huracan hit dealer lots just last year, the supercar is already due for a mild refresh. For the 2016 model year, the Huracan receives a host of changes that improve driveability and refinement.
For the first time on a naturally-aspirated V-10 engine, both the Huracan and Huracan Spyder offer cylinder deactivation. When full power is not required, five of the cylinders deactivate, leaving the opposite bank to provide power. As a result, highway fuel economy rises from 20 to 21 mpg; city efficiency is unchanged at 14 mpg. Lamborghini also fine-tuned the car’s all-wheel-drive system, which the company says gives the car a smoother and more neutral character, especially in its Strada (street) mode.
On the inside, the door handles and some additional sections on the upper door panel are wrapped in leather, and the air vents are shaded in a new matte black. For those boring individuals who prefer to listen to music instead of the wail of the glorious 5.2-liter V-10, the Huracan now offers an optional premium “Sensonum” sound system with ten individual speakers. Cruise control is a new option, alongside a “travel” package that adds such conveniences as cupholders and a 12-volt socket.
The 2016 model year also includes an extension of Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program. Customers can now more extensively customize the interior of their Huracan, as well as choose from a wider range of exterior colors, including newly-added matte paint options.
To ensure the Huracan sounds as aggressive as it looks, a new sport exhaust system is available for those who want even more attention than they already get in their exotic Italian supercar. Models fitted with a transparent engine cover can also have new LED lighting to help show off the engine at night, and there are also new optional storage nets in the front and the rear.
The price for the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan remains unchanged, at $242,445.