The Lamborghini Huracan. A supercar staple, perhaps even the quintessential AWD Italian exotic, and to this day one of the fastest passenger vehicles in the world.
You could also describe them as rear mid-engine entry-level exotics, but keep in mind that you’d be using the term ‘entry level’ very loosely.
Lamborghini first unveiled the Huracan using the world wide web in late 2013, before sending it out to the Geneva Motor Show the following year. It made its predecessor, the Gallardo, look like an antique, and for good reason. It surpassed the latter in absolutely all departments and has been going strong ever since with no signs of letting up.
This begs the question, which Huracan is the best Huracan? You’ve probably seen various rankings online regarding this subject matter, but it’s always some type of Top 5, or maybe a thread on a message board. What we’re looking to do here is go way beyond that and actually rank not just every single Huracan variant, but also the special editions, in order of how desirable they are to “regular” supercar buyers.
This means the focus is on value and performance, more so than pure driving enjoyment, if that makes sense. What I’m trying to say is that just because you personally would have more fun behind the wheel of a rear-wheel-driven Huracan (as opposed to AWD), that doesn’t mean it’s the better car in a vacuum.
In fact, I’ll argue that it’s not. Peak Huracan means having that all-wheel-drive system to rocket you off the line perfectly, each time you launch. It’s this car’s calling card. Also, let’s all of us agree right now that a convertible Italian exotic is better than a coupe. Talk about a no-brainer, right?
Now that we clarified that, let’s jump into these rankings, starting with the “worst” Huracan ever made, the LP 580-2 in its fixed-roof form.
19. LP 580-2 Coupe
It’s strange how a lot of people look at the Huracan LP 580-2 Coupe as this superior product to the original LP 610-4 Coupe, just because it’s got rear-wheel drive. The exact opposite is true. It’s an inferior product. It’s slower to 60 mph by about 0.3 seconds, and it’s got 31 less horsepower.
You can powerslide it easier, yes, but other than that, you’re not launching as well, and you’re not accelerating as hard, which is the whole point of a precision tool like the Lamborghini Huracan.
Visually, the LP 580-2 features a slightly different front fascia compared to the LP 610-4, to go with larger vents at the rear for improved brake cooling. It’s a fine supercar, don’t get me wrong. But, you’d be getting the “least Huracan” for your money with this one. If you’re looking at used examples, I’d recommend increasing your budget by a tiny bit and opting for an AWD variant.
When new, the base level LP 580-2 sold for about $40,000 less than the base level LP 610-4. In this case, numbers do not lie.
18. LP 610-4 Coupe
The second-to-last Huracan you should be interested in is the original LP 610-4 model in Coupe form, with its 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. This specification really doesn’t do anything wrong. It will hit 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, before maxing out at around 202 mph.
When this first came out in 2014, Lamborghini aimed it at the likes of the Ferrari 458/488 duo, the McLaren 650S, as well as the Audi R8, its German cousin.
In a way, the original Huracan was the least Lamborghini-like Lambo ever made, because of how well-engineered it was. It was relatively comfortable, quite modern, and less dramatic than its predecessors. Some people complained about this until they got behind the wheel and fell in love with what could be described as the Swiss army knife of Italian exotics.
That said, Lamborghini has come a long way since then, bringing several updates to the Huracan throughout the years and building on this original model with great success. We can’t rank it higher than no. 18 though.
17. LP 580-2 Spyder
Technically, the LP 580-2 Spyder is the slowest Huracan in existence. Like its Coupe sibling, it’s got 571 horsepower, but because of the excess weight from the roof folding mechanism, it needs 3.6 seconds in order to hit 60 mph. This means it accelerates off the line at roughly the same pace as a BMW M240i xDrive Coupe. Rather comical, but it’s true.
Or maybe it’s the Bimmer that’s ridiculously fast, but let’s not get caught up in all that.
The only reason why I have the LP 580-2 Spyder ahead of the LP 610-4 Coupe is because the former’s roof can be tucked away, allowing the driver and their passenger to enjoy the car’s V10 symphony the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
Maybe this is just an unwritten rule, but there’s little reason why anyone would rather have a fixed-roof Italian exotic over a convertible, unless they’re specifically looking for a track-focused model, in which case the added rigidity helps.
16. LP 610-4 Spyder
We’re about to enter peak Huracan territory, which is where a lot of versions reside. It all starts with the LP 610-4 Spyder though, revealed by Lamborghini at the 2016 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Yes, this weighed an extra 265 lbs compared to the coupe, and it would need 3.3 seconds in order to hit 60 mph, but let’s not pretend as though it’s not fast enough. If the choice comes down between a base-spec Coupe or a base-spec Spyder, the latter wins 100% of the time.
It’s also the superior vehicle to the LP 580-2 Spyder, which only has rear-wheel drive, and this can be seen as a deficiency.
Short of an Evo (and anything else that’s newer), the LP 610-4 Spyder is easily the best Huracan money can buy.
15. LP 610-2 Evo RWD Coupe
Speaking of the Evo, here it is in rear-wheel drive form at no. 15. By the way, the term Evo simply means that you’re dealing with a mid-cycle refresh model.
These came out in 2019, and feature an updated design (new front bumper, Performante-like rear, new ducktail spoiler), as well as increased performance. It’s got the same engine setup as the Huracan Performante, but this RWD version, which debuted in 2020, doesn’t make full use of it.
Other highlights include the revised diffuser, the bespoke P-TCS tech (Performance Traction Control System), and its ability to oversteer a lot more than the old 580-2 Coupe.
In a straight line, the LP 610-2 Evo RWD Coupe will hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, the same as the LP 610-4 Spyder. You could argue the latter is still the more desirable car, but in this case, I think you have to go with the updated Huracan, simply because you’re getting an overall superior product.
14. LP 610-4 Sterrato
I bet you weren’t expecting the Sterrato to be ranked so low, seeing as how everybody seems to be in love with it and everything it stands for. Personally, I think it’s cool. It is useful, but let’s not pretend it’s a better Huracan than the regular version, because it’s not.
The Huracan’s main task is to excel as a supercar, and you’re not going to be doing that if you keep raising the ride height – 2 inches more than the regular Huracan, in this case.
The Sterrato also comes with an increase in wheel track, new wide body fender flares, tires that can handle off-roading (to an extent), a reinforced frame, integrated skidpads, fog lights, and a unique Rally Mode for driving on gravel, dirt and sand.
In terms of performance, it uses the same engine as the base-level Evo, meaning 602 horsepower. But since this has all-wheel drive, you can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, despite the extra weight. We should also note that with only 1,499 available units at $276,000, one might view this as a worthy collectible. Another way to view it would be as being overpriced, but to each their own.
13. LP 610-4 Avio
Most people tend to forget that the very first special edition Huracan was the Avio, paying tribute to the Air Force with its special livery.
There’s not much else to say about this car, other than the fact that it’s worthy of being no. 13 on this list due to one simple fact. It’s quite rare. Lamborghini reportedly built just 250 units – the type of number that would make any supercar collector stand up and take notice. There’s nothing like a limited production Italian exotic. It’s the type of “character trait” that overcomes many deficiencies.
Not that the LP 610-4 Avio has deficiencies, although we could point to it and say that rare or not, it’s still not as “complete” a car as the Evo, which is a fair point.
12. LP 640-4 Evo Coupe
We’re in optimal performance territory now, with the 640-4 Evo. Huracans don’t get much better than this, performance-wise. Or “anything-wise” for that matter.
The 640-4 Evo’s Performante-derived engine setup allows for 631 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, which in turn will get you to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. This thing also comes with a refined exhaust, rear-wheel steering, improved torque vectoring, a better interior, revised suspension, and more.
It’s a complete Huracan, and certainly better than the rear-wheel drive Evo at straight-line stuff. It’s not as good at power sliding, but would you really care all that much? Since when is shredding tires part of the Lamborghini experience?
11. LP 640-4 Evo Fluo Capsule
I told you we wouldn’t just be talking about different variants here, but also special edition models. We’re trying to make this a complete list, and as such, the Huracan Evo Fluo Capsule has to be on it.
It’s basically a regular AWD Evo, but available with a bunch of special colors such as Verde Shock, Arancio Livrea, Celeste Fedra, Arancio Dac, and Giallo Clarus. All colors stand in contrast to the matte black roof, front bumper and side skirts.
Inside, the Evo Fluo Capsule comes with new sport seats, embroidered seat logos (in the same color as the exterior hue), and a start/stop flap that also matches the body color.
Is it better than the regular Evo? Well, kind of. It’s a little more special. However, for the life of me I cannot find how many of these were made. I suspect that it wasn’t necessarily limited to a particular number, and thus, not extremely rare.
10. LP 610-2 Evo RWD Spyder
Look at how much of a difference being a convertible makes. We had the coupe version of the LP 610-2 Evo at no. 15 on this list, and the Spyder sits a full 5 spots higher, above the likes of the 640-4 Evo and the limited edition Avio.
It’s an updated convertible Huracan, and the fact that it has rear-wheel drive and just 602 horsepower instead of 631 hp, doesn’t hurt it as much as it probably should. You can still drop the top and cruise to the sound of that beautiful V10 symphony. It’s a priceless experience. Well, technically not priceless, because these things cost upwards of $229,000, but in a sense, it’s hard to quantify the difference between the Evo Coupe and the Spyder.
Once you’ve driven a V10, or even a V8-powered convertible supercar, you’ll quickly realize why carmakers always charge a premium for offering either a hard-top or a soft-top.
9. LP 640-4 Evo GT Celebration
Yes, this is a fixed-roof model, but it’s still an Evo with all-wheel drive and extremely limited availability.
Lamborghini built only 36 units of the LP 640-4 Evo GT Celebration, which was meant to pay tribute to the company’s motorsport victories. They unveiled this thing alongside the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster at Monterey back in 2019.
Which motorsport victories, you ask? Specifically, the ones that occurred in 2018 and 2019, at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Meanwhile, the number 36 has meaning because it’s the sum time of the two endurance races, which together are known as the “36 Hours of Florida.”
This limited edition Huracan also pays tribute to the GT3 Evo car, hence the Verde Egeria and Arancio Aten livery – just like the GRT Grasser Racing Team.
All in all, this is a great collectible, if you can get it.
8. LP 640-2 Tecnica
Whoa! Your mind is about to explode, isn’t it? You’ve probably seen countless articles where the Huracan Tecnica ranks as the best-ever Huracan, but I’m here to tell you that it just doesn’t. I don’t care how good it is if it’s not as good (or valuable) as some of the remaining specifications and special editions.
Still, let’s see what we’re working with here. The Huracan Tecnica was unveiled back in 2022, positioned between the rear-wheel drive version of the Evo, and the track-focused STO. It’s a little bit longer than the regular Evo (by 2.4 inches), but just as tall and wide.
It’s got the same naturally aspirated V10 as the STO, to go with 35% more downforce and 20% less drag than the Evo. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? The thing is, this is still rear-wheel drive, and it will only hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. I’m also not sure that it’s a better-looking Huracan compared to the regular Evo. That newly designed front fascia is more of an acquired taste, if you ask me.
One thing that’s great is that Lamborghini only planned 300 units of the Tecnica, which is why it almost edged out this next Huracan. Almost.
7. LP 640-4 Evo Spyder
Saving the best Evo for last, it’s the convertible 640-4, with all-wheel drive. Consider this: the LP 640-4 Evo Spyder is more expensive to purchase than the Tecnica, which speaks to its superiority, as far as the market is concerned.
With its 631 hp going to all four wheels, the Evo Spyder can rocket to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, making this one of the quickest Huracans off-the-line to date.
Compared to the coupe model, this is heavier by some 220 lbs, thanks to the folding soft-top, which takes 17 seconds to operate, and you can fiddle with it at speeds up to 30 mph.
In many ways, the Evo Spyder might just be the ultimate Huracan specification. It’s certainly up there in the conversation.
6. LP 640-2 Tecnica 60th Anniversary Edition
I did tell you the Tecnica does have the LP 640-4 Evo Spyder beat at certain things, but it doesn’t really matter since we can just place the 60th Anniversary Edition Tecnica ahead of the Evo on availability alone.
Lamborghini only made 60 of these, which means you’re looking at a seriously rare supercar, the type that’s guaranteed to go up in value if you keep it stationary. Heck, it’ll probably go up in value even if you drive it.
Each of these cars comes with unique details such as a ‘1 of 60’ carbon fiber plate and a special logo painted on the doors and embroidered on the seats. It’s gorgeous.
5. LP 640-4 Performante
The Huracan Performante may not be a limited-edition model, technically, but they still only made around 1,800 units combined (coupe and spyders).
This is the original “bad boy” Huracan, and it arrived at a time when it damn-near broke the internet with its specifications. It’s got new front and rear bumpers, loads of carbon fiber elements, an adjustable rear wing, repositioned exhaust, new seats, less weight than the LP 640-4 (by 88 lbs), stiffer springs (by 10%), reworked suspension, and the carmaker’s new (at the time) ALA system.
You want to talk about fast? Zero to 60 takes just 2.9 seconds (despite the high-downforce configuration), and 0-124 mph takes place in 8.9 seconds.
If you’re looking for a truly collectible Huracan, it’s hard to do a lot better than a low-mileage Performante.
4. LP 640-2 STO
Another opinion-splitter, right? This time at no. 4 where we have the track-focused STO, although let me just say that not everyone wants a track-focused supercar as their daily.
STO stands for Super Trofeo Omologato, and you can tell this isn’t your regular Huracan right off the bat. I mean, if the massive rear wing doesn’t give it away, the roof snorkel sure will. Other novelties include the motorsport-inspired engine cover, 75% carbon fiber construction, plus racing harnesses for the bucket seats.
Performance-wise, you get 631 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, a rear wheel steering system, and F1-inspired CCMR brakes like on Formula 1 cars.
This is a truly special vehicle, and they’re only making 700 units, so it’s rare too. Meanwhile, the fact that it’s the most expensive Huracan speaks volumes too.
3. LP 640-4 Performante Spyder
Coming off what I just said about the STO, I’m not sure whether that, or the Performante Spyder are going to be worth more to collectors in 20 years’ time.
All I know is that today, you can make the case for the Performante Spyder as being the better product. It’s got all-wheel drive, the same horsepower, pretty much identical acceleration times, it too is a limited production model, and of course, it’s a convertible.
The Spyder weighs 276 lbs more than the fixed-roof Performante, although the top speed is the same (202 mph). These were unveiled back in 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show and went on sale that same year from just over $300,000.
In other words, these were rarer and more expensive than Evo Spyders, so let’s not question its position in the Top 3.
2. LP 640-2 STO 60th Anniversary Edition
I think we can easily swap out no. 2 and no. 3 on this list, but I’m sure none of you will mind if we leave this limited edition STO right here and walk away.
Again, only 60 made as part of the 60th Anniversary Edition lot, and they look absolutely spectacular. This is arguably the most aggressive-looking Huracan out there, and its desirability is off the charts. Let me just say this: if you’re looking for a Huracan that’s bound to go up in value like crazy, look no further than this limited edition STO. It’s no. 1 from that standpoint.
Otherwise, what you see is what you get – you have that nice livery over the updated aero bits, and the tried and tested naturally aspirated V10 sending 631 horsepower to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. And let’s not forget how this will do 60 mph in 2.8 seconds (in optimal conditions). What a beast.
1. LP 640-4 Evo Spyder 60th Anniversary Edition
Look – it’s an Evo, it’s a Spyder, it’s limited to just 60 units, it’s got all-wheel drive. This is the ultimate Lamborghini Huracan. It’s like Blade from the Marvel universe, capable of walking both worlds.
It’s not the most valuable Huracan, but it’s up there. It’s also not the most track-focused, but it more than makes up for that with the fact that it’s got all-wheel drive, and you can put the top down in order to take in the sunlight and the soundtrack.
All I can tell you is that they should have made an STO Spyder, so we could rank it no.1, even with its 640-2 configuration. But in absence of that, I see no choice but to crown this limited-edition Evo Spyder as our winner. It wins by an inch, not a mile. But as Dominic Toretto would say, winning is winning!