Date posted : October 25. 2015
When Stephan Winkelmann, Director and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini SpA introduced the Huracán LP610-4 Spyder at the IAA in Frankfurt back in September he concluded his press conference with the comment that the Spyder surely wasn't the last model in the Huracán lineup ... there was still much more to come.
Now we all know there is a Superleggera version somewhere down the line, but another rumor talks about a rear wheel drive version, similar to the Gallardo LP550-2 earlier. An entry level model with a little less power, devoted of some of the options from the four wheel drive counterpart and available at a lower price ... several people have been talking about this new Huracán online so lets put some of the details together.
Seems like this new Huracán could be called the LP580-2, meaning it will have rear wheel drive only but with 30hp less than the LP610-4 ... if we take a look at the Gallardo LP560-4 compared to the Gallardo LP550-2 weight wise, the latter was 180kg lighter than the four wheel drive version ... let's say they improved things in the Huracán and the LP580-2 is 'only' 100kg lighter because of the removal of the front drive ... that would make a very interesting car ... just imagine what the Huracán Superleggera could be.
I am sure 580hp is more than enough driving power to the rear wheels only, she might not be as easy to drive as her LP610-4 counterpart, but once you know how to control the power I'm sure this RWD V10 could be a lot more fun ... still the LP610-4 has computers on board that can decide to send 100% of her power to the rear wheels too, but that still doesn't make her a RWD model, hence the new LP580-2 does make sense from a marketing point of view.
Seems like the price for the Huracán LP580-2 could be as much as $30,000 less than the LP610-1, but that is also because some of the standard features of the four wheel drive model have been removed ... it looks like the LP580-2 comes with steel disk brakes (Carbon Ceramic Brakes are an option however) and rumor has it the wheels are 'only' 19-inch for the RWD model, again the 20-inch wheels should be an option.
Another very interesting point was made online ... it seems the Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 could be getting modified aerodynamics, both to the front and the rear, which would make the 'entry level' rear wheel drive version instantly recognizable ... that could be a good thing, or a really bad thing depending on how much different Lamborghini decides to make them look, anyway I did a quick render for an LP580-2 taking some design style from the Gallardo ... those rectangular air intakes do look rather nice on the Huracán LP580-2 too.
The last point that was made on most forums was the fact that if there is a Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 around the corner, it wouldn't take too long to get the LP580-2 Spyder version next.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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