The 2017 Lamborghini Huracan is a well-rounded mid-engine supercar. That's no contradiction. Lamborghini has been refining its cars over the past couple of generations, and the Huracan is the most accessible one yet. This accessibility is true whether we're talking driving dynamics or price — the Huracan is the entry-level model among the automaker's range of premium sports cars.
The 2017 Huracan's trim levels are less about feature content and more about offering a significant feature that sets it apart from the rest of the range. For example, all-wheel drive, a convertible top or limited-edition status is sufficient to denote a different trim level. While only a few option packages are available for the Huracan, there are plenty of cosmetic and appearance options to choose from as stand-alone choices. Cabin customization includes material and color combinations, while paint hues include pricey matte finishes. Meanwhile, the exterior can be tailored in various ways including wheel type, availability of carbon-fiber trim and a range of brake caliper colors.
The 2017 Huracan is offered in LP 580-2, LP 580-2 Spyder, LP 610-4, LP 610-4 Spyder and LP 610-4 Avio configurations. Entry-level LP 580-2 models come with rear-wheel drive, 19-inch wheels and steel brakes, whereas LP 610-4 models are equipped with all-wheel drive, carbon-ceramic brakes and 20-inch wheels. In turn, the AWD models' wheels and brakes are optional on the LP 580-2 models for a significant upcharge. Spyder models, for those unfamiliar with the Italian verbiage, are equipped with a power-folding soft top.
Elsewhere, options are largely the same among all variants. Magnetorheological variable dampers are available, as is a sport exhaust, variable-ratio steering and sport seats. Convertible models have heated power seats as standard equipment.
The limited-edition Avio model — only 250 will be built — comes with navigation, a nose-lifting system and cruise control as standard, whereas those features are optional on lesser Huracans. Paying extra for cruise control on a car at this price point in 2017 is quizzical to say the least.
Compared to its high-performance sports car rivals, the 2017 Huracan is similarly priced. Of course, options are a wild card that can send the cost spiraling upward to alarming heights. When it comes to resale value, the limited-edition Avio model is likely to become a collectible, provided the miles are kept to a minimum. Years from now, the rear-wheel-drive model is likely to enjoy special favor among enthusiasts for its more distilled driving experience. Whenever you're ready to buy the right 2017 Lamborghini Huracan for you, Edmunds' first-rate shopping tools are at your disposal.
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