Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Buyers Guide

The introduction of the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 in 2015, marked a new era for the luxury exotic car brand, as it replaced the highly successful predecessor, the Gallardo, which was widely regarded as one of the best exotic cars of its time, and set a high bar for its successor to follow.

Slotting in as the ‘little brother’ to the more expensive V12 Lamborghini Aventador, the Huracan has more than lived up to expectations. 

With its powerful V10 engine, continuous improvements over the years, and bold, aggressive design, the Huracan quickly established itself as one of the most sought-after exotic cars and one of the most reliable supercars on the market.

Equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10, the engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (a first for Lamborghini), and much improved all-wheel drive drivetrain.

Sleek, aerodynamic design with sharp lines and angular shapes makes the Huracan unmistakably a Lamborghini.

Inside the Huracan interior, you can find that it has been designed with comfort and performance in mind. 

Featuring ergonomics and much more advanced technology borrowed from Audi, made the Huracan truly a usable supercar for both everyday driving and high-performance weekend or track experiences.

Some of the competitors to the Huracan over the years include the McLaren 570S, Ferrari 488, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and Acura NSX

Aside from its similar Audi counterpart with the R8 V10 (Second Generation), the Huracan is the only one with a screaming naturally aspirated V10 in its class. 

The Huracan driving dynamics was a much drastic improvement over the Gallardo it replaced.

No longer was there poor feedback, sluggish steering, and gear changes that felt like an eternity, the Huracan was razor sharp with the ability to rev all the way up to its 8500 RPM with ease.

From the moment you fire up the V10 engine with the fighter jet inspired ignition start button, you know you’re in for an exciting ride and its up to you to tame this raging bull.

The Lamborghini Huracan has several adjustable driving modes that you can select on the steering wheel, including:

  • Strada (street) - Daily driving
  • Sport - More dynamic and responsive drive
  • Corsa (race) - Track like performance

It also features MagneRide electromagnetic suspension, providing ease in transitioning between its three available driving modes.

Lamborghini's adoption of a dual-clutch gearbox is also a first in the Huracan, compared to its previous single-clutch options. 

In automatic mode, the smooth gear changes are on par with other dual-clutch gearboxes. 

The gearbox delivers quick and precise shifts in sport and manual modes, giving the sensation of gear changes completing before the driver has even pulled the paddle.

Driving any Lamborghini is an experience in itself, and the Huracan is no exception.

Model Changes (Breakdown by Year)

2015 Lamborghini Huracan

The 2015 model is the first full year of production for the Huracan, which replaced the Lamborghini Gallardo.

Featuring a 5.2L V10 engine producing 610hp that is shared with the Audi R8 V10. 

It has a low-slung profile which undeniably gives it a strong road presence. The starting base price was around $240,000 slotting it right with the Ferrari 458, and McLaren 650S. 

Starting price for the Huracan was $237,000.

2016 Lamborghini Huracan

Mechanically, the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan was basically the same as 2015. 

However, 2016 gave birth to the Huracan Spyder, featuring an open-top roof to experience the full symphony of the V10 engine. 

  • More colour and trim selection.
  • Interior refinements as standard include leather to door handles and the upper parts of the center console. Air vents are now painted in exclusive matt black.

Lamborghini Ad Personam, the brand’s customization program, has also added the availability of interior personalization, as well as exterior options including heritage colors and matt paints. The full Ad Personam program provides for owners wishing to further customize their cars to their unique personal tastes. 

Other notable changes for the 2016 Huracan:

  • Lamborghini’s Sensonum audio system. The system delivers 390 Watts RMS, with a ten-channel amplifier and a range of ten loudspeakers in hexagonal-shaped grilles and the exclusive Sensonum badge.
  • Sport exhaust system, which can be specified with a style package for high gloss black tailpipes.
  • LED lighting in the engine compartment can be combined with the optional transparent engine bonnet and carbon fiber engine compartment.
  • Cruise Control System.
  • Travel Pack includes additional storage nets for both front and rear, an additional 12V lighter, and cup holders.

The starting price was $ 262,000 for the Huracan Spyder.

2017 Lamborghini Huracan

LP 580-2 was introduced in 2015 as a rear-wheel drive variant of the Huracan. This model offered a more dynamic driving experience, with power being sent exclusively to the rear wheels, as opposed to the all-wheel drive system in other Huracan models.

The LP 580-2 also featured a slight decrease in power producing 580hp (30hp less than the LP 610). 

The re-engineered engine now boasts a cylinder deactivation system, allowing for a full cylinder bank to be shut off when not required.

You will also notice slightly different larger air intakes in the front bumper that actively increase downforce at speed while the modified, rising rear diffuser offers improved airflow around the back.

It came in both coupe and spyder. The LP 580-2 version was about $20,000 cheaper than the LP 610 version starting at $200,000

Other notable changes for the 2017 Huracan:

  • Techno Package which included front and rear sensors with a rearview camera, Bluetooth, lifting system, and anti theft system.

2018 Lamborghini Huracan

In 2018 the Huracan Performante LP640-4 was released.

The Huracan Performante takes it one step further with its track-focused setup and lightweight construction, with an upgraded 5.2-liter V-10 to 631 hp (21hp more than LP 610), which included active aero, upgraded suspension, bigger brakes, remapped transmission, and revised stability and traction-control systems.

The interior came standard with Alcantara and standard comfort seats with carbon buckets was an option.

Forged carbon material was used for the first time in the Performante and can be found in both its interior and aerodynamic components.

Starting at approximately $274,000, the Performante was a car for guys that wanted a more hardcore version of the Huracan.

Other notable changes for the 2018 Huracan LP 610 and 2018 LP 580-2:

  • Apple Car Play support.

  • Higher-resolution reverse camera.

2019 Lamborghini Huracan

Not long after the Huracan Performante coupe was released, the spyder variant debuted. The base price for the spyder started at around $308,000.

Everything remained the same as the coupe except with the Spyders soft top and its folding mechanism will also add roughly 300 pounds to the car's weight.

But having the roof down is the cherry on top which makes it more visceral to the whole experience. You can truly be able to fully immerse yourself in the immediate sound and sensation of the V10. 

2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo

2020 brought out the refresh of the Huracan with the Evo for both the coupe and spyder, which is the mid-life update for the Huracan. Both the coupe and spyder were released at the same time. 

The power remained the same as Performante at 631hp, however, were several tweaks done inside and out to improve the car. 

Huracan Evo also features four-wheel steering, allowing the rear wheels to steer into corners. The system helps create more high-speed stability as well.

The most notable change is the enhanced exterior design with new bumpers new wheels and new LED lighting, giving it a new aggressive styling.

And the interior has also been reworked with the updated infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display and new improved materials.

The Evo has improvements over LP580-2 in throttle response, steering response, and sound.

Other notable changes for the 2020 Huracan:

  • Sport bucket seats.

Starting price was $248,000 for the Huracan EVO.

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

The Huracan Evo RWD (rear wheel drive) debuts in both coupe and spyder variations. The power output is 610hp, which is 21hp less than the Evo AWD version.

Lambo has recalibrated its new Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS), which allows for some tail-out antics in Sport mode.

Exterior changes include different front, and rear bumpers, and rear diffusers to create more downforce. 

Even though the Evo RWD isn't the most powerful or the quickest Huracan, there is no doubt that the RWD version is the one that caters to true drivers out there. 

Other notable changes for the 2020 Huracan:

  • Lifestyle Pack which included anti-theft, Lamborghini smartphone interface, lifting system, 3-Year maintenance package, cup holder, and smoker package.
  • Driver Pack which included carbon ceramic brakes and LMS (Magnetorheological Suspension).

Starting price was $212,000 for the Huracan Evo RWD. 

2022 Lamborghini Huracan

In 2022, Lamborghini introduced the Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologata), it is based on a road-legal version of Lamborghini's successful GT3 racing car, offering an even more extreme driving experience for those who like to take things to the limit.

The STO features increased power, lighter weight, and a more aggressive body design, including a clam shell front that eliminates storage space.

The 5.2 V10 engine pushes out 631hp, 417 lb-ft of torque, and reaches 62 mph in three seconds and a top speed of over 192 mph.

Features on the steering wheel are slightly different from the other Huracan’s as well:

  • STO (street) - for daily driving

  • Trofeo - for the track

  • Pioggia - for rain

The Huracan STO is a rare and sought-after collectible as it marks the final track focused performance iteration of the Huracan before its replacement.

Starting price for the STO was $334,000.

2023 Lamborghini Huracan

In 2023, the Huracan received another refresh and update with the Huracan Tecnica.

The most notable change on the exterior is the Sian-inspired front end with the Y-shaped design, and the rear has a more sharper design. 

Starting at $239,000, the Techina is positioned between the Evo rwd and the motorsports-inspired STO. It features the same powerful 5.2-liter 631hp V10 engine as the STO.

The Interior of the Tecnica is more luxurious than the STO's carbon-focused design, with a microfiber dashboard and updated sports seats.

It still retains the motorsports-inspired fabric door pull openers. Also, a new telemetry system now offers front and rear cameras with full video recording and real-time vehicle information during track or street driving.

Usually, these last iterations of supercars are more desirable because there will be fewer of them around the streets, even though this might be an even better car compared to the first release mainly due to the fact that people are ready to wait for the next generation of Huracan.

Starting price for the Huracan Tecnica was $212,000.

Other notable changes for the 2023 Huracan:

  • Rear roll cage
  • Bridgestone Potenza Race tires, which are street-legal but track-biased.

2024 Lamborghini Huracan

For 2024 comes the Huracan Sterrato, designed for off-road domination, which will serve as the final farewell for the Huracan before its replacement arrives.

Lamborghini intends to produce a limited number of 1,499 Sterrato vehicles globally. Its most significant improvement is a 1.7-inch rise in suspension, which is modest compared to the Huracan Evo.

The most noticeable exterior change will be prominent over fenders and elevated roof air intake. Choosing the optional front bumper fog lights will give away the Sterrato's unique design.

Price started at $249,000 for the Huracan Sterrato.

Lamborghini Huracan's Common Problems

The Lamborghini Huracan is widely regarded as one of the most reliable supercars you can buy today.

Many people have driven their Lamborghini Huracans for extended distances, some even exceeding 100,000 miles (188k mile example), proving its reliability. 

This shatters the conventional notion of supercars being unreliable.

However, it is essential to keep in mind that all cars, even supercars, can have issues and it is crucial to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) from an authorized dealer or experienced independent mechanic to reveal all issues.

  1. Misfires: Many owners have reported issues with engine misfires, which can be caused by a faulty spark plug, a clogged fuel injector, or a malfunctioning ignition system. run inefficiently and lead to decreased performance, increased emissions, decreased fuel efficiency, potential engine damage, and triggering of the vehicle's check engine light. Reports have indicated that some engine misfire codes may appear and then disappear, leaving the owner unsure of the issue's origin. 
  1. Transmission: Some owners have noticed on their Huracan that they experience some clutch slippage, however, this is very rare. 
  1. Ticking noise: In early 2015, the fuel rail and injectors required replacement with an updated part due to a ticking noise.
  1. No nose lift: Not having the optional nose lift causes an issue of a very scraped-up front bumper, especially since the Huracan is a very low car. So make sure to check underneath to see if there are any damages. 

Recalls

  1. Exterior lighting: Headlights (Recall no. 22V081000)

The caps that cover the low-beam headlight horizontal adjustment screws are missing, which can allow the headlights to be improperly adjusted. This recall affected 2015-2020 Huracan vehicles. 

  1. Backover prevention: Software (Recall no. 21V466000)

In temperatures below 41F, the rearview camera may not display due to a software error in the infotainment system. This recall affected 2018-2021 Huracan vehicles. 

Maintenance and Ownership Costs

Compared to other high-performance supercars, owning a Lamborghini Huracan is considered to have relatively low maintenance requirements.

However, it is important to remember that regular maintenance and repairs will still be necessary, and the costs can vary depending on whether you take your car to a dealer or an independent mechanic.

Here is the suggested service schedule and intervals per Lamborghini:

1 YEAR OR 9,000 MILES

  • Replace engine oil and filter at least once a year
  • Comprehensive Inspection to Factory Specifications
  • Complete Factory Diagnostics

2 YEARS OF 18,000 MILES

  • Replace Engine Coolant
  • Spark Plugs
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Inspect and replace V-belt and Tensioner
  • Pollen Filters
  • Brake Fluid

3 YEARS OR 27,000 MILES

  • Replace Engine Oil and Filter
  • Replace Gearbox Oil

Here is a rough estimate of typical service costs associated with the Lamborghini Huracan:

  • Oil Change - As low as $200 for independent mechanics and $400 for dealers.
  • Minor Service - Typically includes oil change, cabin filters, and engine filters. The cost from a dealer is around $1,500
  • Major Service - Typically includes all the above plus spark plugs, brake flush, trans flush, expect about $2,500 from a dealer.
  • Tires - A set of high-performance tires like Michelin PS4 will cost about $2,000.
  • Brakes - Rotors are carbon ceramic which should last forever. Aftermarket brake pads that are OE equivalent will cost about $800 for a full set.
  • Clutch - Dual clutch transmission should last the lifetime of the car so expect zero additional expenses for clutch or flywheel service.

Also keep in mind that the 3 year maintenance package is included with the Huracan EVO AWD and part of the Lifestyle Pack on the Huracan EVO RWD.

This means all service within that time period is pre-paid AND transferable to the next owner as it is tied to the cars VIN.

AMS Performance Huracan schedule maintenance

Options List

The Lamborghini Huracan has a list of options and packages that customers can choose from. Some options were packages featuring exterior upgrades, including high-gloss pieces and carbon-forged materials, specifically for high-performance variants such as the Performante and STO.

For the Sterrato, some of the key options customers can choose from include optional fog lights on the front bumper, different livery designs, optional wheels and styling packages (gloss black, matte, body color exterior details). 

A popular option was to opt for the upgraded paint with a pearl, 4-layer, or matte finish, which often adds a premium to the car's price.

There were several wheels to choose from for each Huracan variant as well. 

Another common option that was equipped was the front lift system, this helped raise the front end of the car, so it can easier get through any driveway or speedbump. 

In the later models, some buyers went for the optional sport bucket seats which offered more support when turning the corners, but many also argued that they were not comfortable to live with for long distances. 

Some buyers also opted for the Sportivo interior option which lets your pick a unique color for the leather which could be in unicolor (just one color) or in bicolor (color on inserts of seats and door panel) and also the branding package with included the Lamborghini logo on the headrest. 

A handful of Huracan customers also went through the Ad Personam program which was a factory-in-house customization program, that allowed customers to personalize their Huracan with unique exterior and interior colors, materials, and features that were not available on regular production models. 

Because of the strict approval requirements, cars that went through the Ad Personam program are considered highly desirable. 

These cars usually command a higher premium in the market due to their exclusivity and uniqueness. 

Here are some examples of option changes:

2016 Lamborghini Huracan Options List

2021 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Options List

2022 Lamborghini Huracan STO Options List

2023 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Options List

Key Options

  • Front lift system

  • High-gloss, carbon-forged exterior pieces 

  • Optional wheels

  • Sport bucket seats

  • Pearl, 4-layer, or matte finish paint

  • Sportivo interior option

  • Ad Personam exterior or interior (rare)

Lamborghini Huracan Price and Values from 2015 to 2023

The Best Lamborghini Huracan to Buy

When it comes to buying a Huracan, there are a few key factors to consider that can affect the car's long-term value.

Some of the criteria break down into 4 categories. 

For Huracans that will most likely appreciate in value will be the performance variants such as the Peformante, STO, and the Sterrato. Although they are more expensive, they will also depreciate much less. 

Despite being cheaper and having lower horsepower, the LP 580-10 and Evo RWD are still expected to appreciate in value because they were designed to prioritize driving experience over the AWD counterparts.

When selecting a Huracan, the exterior color can also play a role in making the right choice. Opting for the optional pearl, 4-layer, or matte finish paint will add to the car's appeal.

In terms of market stability, your best bet would be a 2020-2024 Huracan Evo (awd or rwd version).

Huracan Evo is a more refined and capable version of the original Huracan LP610, featuring improved aerodynamics, engine power, transmission, suspension, braking, infotainment, four-wheel-steering, and driving modes. Combined with all of this, the Evo is a great choice excellent choice still and prices will continue to remain stable.

However, on the other hand, all Huracan's including the first pre-facelift (2015-2019) will remain a strong purchase simply because of their reputation for being extremely well-built and reliable vehicles.

These cars have a proven track record for being mechanically sound with few major issues.

As hybrid technology becomes more widespread among cars, naturally aspirated V10's are becoming highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts in the current market.

In addition to limited edition models, the condition and mileage of the car are also important factors to consider when buying a Huracan.

There are many that have been driven hard and have been highly modified. But the ones that are more likely to retain their value in the long run and will fetch the most money will be a well-maintained car with low mileage.

Therefore, it's important to do your research, compare prices, and look for well-maintained cars if you are considering purchasing an Huracan with the goal of not losing any money.

Conclusion

In conclusion, for around ($220,000+) the Lamborghini Huracan is a great choice for a first supercar that you can rely on.

While the Ferrari 488, Acura NSX, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and McLaren 650s are among the other available options, the Huracan stands out with its exceptional technology, unparalleled comfort, user-friendly design, and dependable performance.

If you're in the market for a supercar, the Huracan is a top choice that you won't regret.

Car Hacking Shortcuts

  • Make sure the car has a front lift system.
  • Spec matters: Look for any Ad Personam colors or optional colors, Sportivo interior.
  • Special editions like the Performante, STO, and Sterrato are future collectibles and undervalued.
  • 2020+ Huracan Evo AWD or RWD are a great hack.
  • Look for well-maintained, low miles Huracan.

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