Some Lamborghini Huracan owners may not care about fuel economy, but they might be pleasantly surprised with what they get.
According to data from Emissions Analytics, the Huracan actually returns better fuel economy than stated, with real-world fuel economy testing for Motor Trend showing 17.7 mpg, besting the official figure of 16 mpg. That means the Italian exotic actually beats out numerous other sports cars in the fuel economy shoot out, including the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Even more surprising, out of 263 cars Emissions Analytics tested, 33 were less economical than the Lamborghini Huracan, including the Range Rover Supercharged, Mercedes-Benz ML63 and Cadillac Escalade Platinum.
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To evaluate fuel economy on vehicles, Emissions Analytics uses an evaluation process that is proven to give robust and repeatable real-world results. The company uses a Portable Emissions Measurement Systems to measure the gases from the tailpipe as well as recording how and where the vehicle is being driven.
The Lamborghini Huracan is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 620 hp, meaning it offers more performance than the Camaro ZL1 with 580 hp. Weight also plays a big role in the Huracan’s fuel efficiency, tipping the scales at 3,135 lbs.
“Big-displacement, high-performance cars are designed to be light and efficient, as that relates directly to outright performance,” explains Nick Molden, CEO of Emissions Analytics. “These cars are designed to extract the most from every gallon of fuel and it’s not too surprising that they’re capable of delivering reasonably good fuel economy when driven in certain conditions.”
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