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New Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD wasn't made to be the fastest, but should be the most fun

The newest version of the Lamborghini Huracán isn't meant to be the fastest model they make.

Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

Sure, you can drive a car. But can you drive a car. If you prefer the raw feeling or horsepower, dynamic and engaging performance, and adrenaline producing speed (and have over $100k sitting around looking to be spent) Lamborghini has a new car for you.

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) is designed to be a totally visceral experience from the moment you look at it to when you peel away to when you sit on the brake at a stop feeling your heart beat with joy.

Lamborghini Hurac\u00e1n EVO RWD The car is rear-wheel drive and meant for driving purists.Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

The car's V10 engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and delivers 610 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque. It weighs just 3,062 pounds thanks in large part to a hybrid chassis made from aluminum and carbon fiber, and a skin made from aluminum and composite material. The car has a top speed of 202 mph and can get from zero to 100 km/h in 3.3. seconds.

Despite all those numbers, Lamborghini says that the car isn't designed to excel at straight-linespeeds or set lap records. It's designed to be an instinctive driver's car. That's not to say that it isn't fast. It's just designed to be more fun to drive than a straight speedster.

"The Huracán EVO RWD puts the car in the driver's hands: the driving experience is delivered by the hardware," said Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Automobili Lamborghini. "This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini's pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracán EVO RWD's performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot. The Huracán EVO RWD performance relies on the harmony between man and machine: driving skills and the Huracán EVO's RWD mechanics deliver perfectly balanced dynamics, physical feedback and a pure performance. The Huracán EVO RWD enhances the V10 Huracán line-up with a model appealing to brand newcomers as well as those seeking sublime driving fun."

Lamborghini Hurac\u00e1n EVO RWD Lamborghini has crafted a new yellow paint job just for the model.Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

Lamborghini has give the car a 40/60 front/rear weight distribution and features launch control. It rides on standard 19-inch wheels with specially designed Pirelli P Zero shoes and ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes. Twenty-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes are available.

The tuned vehicle comes with Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) that is calibrated specifically for the rear-wheel drive Huracán EVO, that eschews the normal torque cut of a vehicle and instead delivers torque in advance resulting in appropriate traction when exiting a corner, maintaining its stability. The calibration of the P-TCS is determined by which drive mode is selected.

Inside, the car features a 8.4-inch touch screen in the center of the vehicle. It features the ability to make calls, provide internet access, and is Apple CarPlay compatible.

Lamborghini Hurac\u00e1n EVO RWD The car features recognizable Huracán styling characteristics that Lamborghini fans will appreciate.Photo courtesy of Automobil Lamborghini

Lamborghini's Ad Personam program allows customers the ability to fully customize the color and trim presentation of their vehicle. A new available yellow paint job, Giallo Belenus, has been specially designed for the Huracán EVO RWD. It is available with a matching leather and Alcantara interior trim.

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD will begin delivers in spring 2020. It has a starting price of $208,571 in the U.S.

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Vonlane typically runs luxury bus service to multiple high-priority locations in Texas and beyond.

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Texas-based luxury bus company Vonlane is back on the road following the winter storm, offering limited routes to travelers among Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

"Upon conducting road tests around the state, we are confident that we can now deliver our normal exceptional travel experience," the Dallas-based company said in a February 19 email to customers.

A quick check of the schedule online shows it's possible to book one-way and roundtrip travel from the Houston Downtown Hyatt Regency to Dallas Doubletree at Love Field or the Austin Hyatt Regency, beginning Friday, February 19.

Rates are $105 each way.

Routes to and from Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City are not yet available.

Vonlane buses are operating with a number of COVID-19 protocols, including blocked seats for social distancing. Face masks and temperature checks are required.

Vonlane launched its high-end bus service in 2014 to cater to business travelers. Each bus, which holds fewer than two dozen passengers, features amenities like WiFi, satellite TV and radio, snack and drink service, and leather seats.

Reservations can be booked online, and may be canceled and fully refunded up to 24 hours before departure.


The original version of this story can be found on AutomotiveMap's sister site, CultureMap.

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 comes to a dealership near you later this quarter.

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 is the V8-powered Wrangler y'all have been asking for. Now we know how much 470 horsepower under the hood will cost you - $73,500 - and that's before taxes, fees, and any dealership markup.

With typical Wrangler Rubicon looks on the outside, the Rubicon 392's big selling point is its engine. The 6.4-liter V8 can get from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Jeep is equipping the Rubicon 392 with a 21.5-gallon fuel tank to help with the thirsty engine's range. To save on fuel, the Rubicon 392 uses cylinder deactivation to switch into four-cylinder mode when the V8 isn't needed.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

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The noise out back is courtesy of a two-mode performance exhaust. A functional air scoop feeds the engine and keeps it cool.

All that power requires a stronger frame than the typical Wrangler has. It gets upgraded frame rails, improved cast-iron steering knuckles, and beefier front upper control arms. Stopping power comes from the SUV's larger-than-usual brakes - the Rubicon 392 has 14-inch rotors instead of the Rubicon's typical 13.4-inchers. A 2.0-inch lift is standard.

Jeep has given the model an Off-Road Plus button that lets you lock the rear of the Wrangler Rubicon 392 while it's in four-wheel drive high gear. This functionality will prove especially helpful to desert trekking enthusiasts who get slippery sand under the tires but have to keep up their forward motion so they don't sink and get stuck.

It's also Moab-ready. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 doesn't have the Rock-Trac transfer case that's in the typical Rubicon, but it makes up for it with the availability of low-end torque courtesy of the new V8. Add in the standard Select-Trac transfer case, locking rear differentials, and front sway bar disconnect and adventuring on rocks just became more manageable.

The entire rig rides on 33-inch BF Goodrich KO2 tires that sit at all four corners one 17-inch beadlock-capable tires.

Jeep has given the SUV 11 features that are normally options on Wrangler, nine color choices for buyers to pick from, and bronze colored accents. At the center of the dashboard is an n8.4-inch infotainment screen that allows Jeep Off-Road Pages to be viewed.

Mopar will offer factory-based accessories with the model.

The new Jeep is expected to arrive at dealerships in the first quarter of this year.

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