Many and so many times we have heard that the sports of Lamborghini and Audi are almost the same, a handicap that dates back to the Audi R8 (1ºGEN) and Lamborghini Gallardo, and that is in keeping with current Audi R8 (2ºGEN) and Lamborghini Huracan. But both Audi and Lamborghini have worked hard, and even more in this second generation of sports, to show that being similar is not the same as equal. in order To understand the extent to which they are similar, or perhaps no, an Audi R8 V10 Plus and a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4, what better than to face you in the circuit and in equality of conditions.
When Audi started to develop the platform of the new R8 and Huracan, there was a time where it was thought to make the jump to the monocoque carbon, however, this idea took a little time to stop step to a solution is as valid as that but much more economic to focus the improvement in performance at other points. With a chassis of aluminum and carbon fiber updated, Audi and Lamborghini agreed to maintain the propellant 5.2 V10 – the only atmospheric that it is today -, the system of awd updated and dual-clutch transmission and 7 relationships. But both brands were very clear with both the shared item, there was some point where they had to make the difference.
beyond the aesthetic and items of equipment, this video shows us that indeed there are subtle differences between the Audi R8 V10 Plus, and the Lamborghini Huracan, subtle differences, but that can become determinants if we take both cars strict series. The step forward taken by the Audi R8 V10 in this second generation is very important, is a car more character as I could advance in our test of the Audi R8 V10 Plus in Montmeló, but even so, the Lamborghini Huracan is still showing as a drive for more game and passionate.
If we stick to the comments in Motor Trend after confronting both sports circuit, at the level of performance the differences are adjusted, showing that the R8 has evolved a lot. But the key is in the custom tuning of each car, finding such important details as the different usage of tires, changes in the power steering and the laws that manage the operation of the awd system.
Source: Motor Trend