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First real-world Lamborghini Huracan caught drifting in Los Angeles


When a new supercar debuts, especially one as eminent as the replacement for the best-selling Lamborghini Gallardo, there's only one question on our minds, beyond the amount of horsepower it's pushing:

How it handles going sideways.

In the case of the new Lamborghini Huracan, we didn't have to wait very long to find out, as the Italian automaker posted an incredibly cheesy video of the car doing all sorts of fun stuff, including donuts and, yes, drifting. But it was a staged video, with plenty of shiny effects. And since its private reveal in December, we're yet to see anything resembling a non-comouflauged Huracan on an actual road.

Until now, that is, as a YouTube video has surfaced with Sant'Agata's newest bull going all kinds of sideways. It's brief, and presumably for an upcoming promotional video—perhaps in time for the car's public debut at the Geneva auto show in March—but as the first real Huracan seen out in the wild, this marks a rather notable occasion.

What can we learn from this? That Lamborghini prefers how Los Angeles' downtown looks to Europe as a backdrop. That the Huracan's 5.2-liter, 610 hp V-10 engine sounds utterly brilliant. And it looks excellent in orange.

First real-world Lamborghini Huracan caught drifting in Los Angeles