Running with Lamborghini’s raging bulls
We take Lamborghini’s bulls around the race track at Kyalami
When an invitation to drive a performance vehicle on a racetrack arrives in our inbox, it immediately piques our interest, and when the car in question is an Italian sportscar bearing a raging bull on its snout, we jump at the opportunity.
Lamborghini SA, now a subsidiary of LSM Distributors, also the importer of Porsche, invited us to experience the Huracan sportscar and flagship Aventador S at Kyalami. The Huracan RWD (rear-wheel drive) is essentially the entry point into the Lamborghini sportscar fold and, unlike its heavier four-wheel drive sibling, it pushes all its power to the rear wheels only. It is powered by an atmospheric 5.2l V10 engine that revs to 8,500r/min and churns out 426kW and 540Nm through a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. As far as engines go, this is still one of the most soulful currently available on the market and while many a manufacturer is opting to turbo charge, there is something charming about a big capacity atmospheric engine that re...