When Automobili Lamborghini SpA created a rear-wheel-drive version of the original Huracan LP610-4 back in late 2015 (about 20 months after introducing the Huracan in Geneva) they called it the RWD, but some knew this was also the LP580-2 model, with the typical LP standing for Longitudinal Posteriore (mid-mounted in a longitudinal position) with 580 being the horsepower from the V10 engine and the 2 standing for two-wheel drive, or rear-wheel drive. The 4 naturally stands for AWD or four-wheel drive in this case.
Lamborghini has since dropped the entire LP designation on both the Aventador and the Huracán, and today we have the Aventador S and SVJ, and the Huracán EVO (the Performante is no longer in production) … and now they’ve added the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive, or RWD … and while the EVO comes with 640 hp, this new EVO RWD has been detuned to 610 hp, just like on the previous model that came with 610 hp and 580 hp respectively.
The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD has been specifically created to offer more fun to drive for those that can handle dropping 610 hp to the rear wheels only … on a wet or snowy road. The Lamborghini Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) has been specifically modified for this version of the Huracán to deliver torque even when drifting to offer better traction coming out of a corner.
This P-TCS is naturally coupled to the ANIMA setting on the steering wheels, the driving modes are still STRADA, SPORT, and CORSA … or should that be ‘safe’, ‘fun’ … and ‘trouble’? Keep in mind the Huracán EVO RWD only weighs 1,389 kg, so she offers a power to weight ratio of 2.28 kg/hp and weight distribution of 40/60 front to rear.
Back in 2015, the Huracán LP580-2 was introduced with the new Kari wheels in 19 inch, these have been made available on the EVO RWD too, but Lamborghini also introduced the 19 inch Vanir rims now, available in either silver or black … if you want to go bigger you can opt for the 20 inch Aesir rims or the cross-spoke Narvi Forged wheels in 20 inch. These wheels are covering steel disk brakes that are standard fitment, the carbon-ceramic brakes are available as an option however.
On the outside, apart from the wheels, the Huracán EVO RWD can be distinguished by the new front and rear design, the front bumper comes with a more aggressive-looking design for the outer intakes, complete with vertical fins, while the rear diffuser also gets a different styling, just to make sure you don’t mistake this new ‘driver’ car for the 4WD counterpart.
The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD can be ordered in the brand new Giallo Belenus yellow paint, deliveries will start in the spring of 2020 at €159,443 in Europe or US$ 208,571 in the United States … both prices are without taxes, in the spring of 2019 the Huracán EVO pricing was set at €184,034 and US$ 261,274 respectively, so the RWD version is considerably less expensive.
Up next is probably the Spyder version of the Huracán EVO RWD, there is no reason why Lamborghini wouldn’t offer this rear-wheel-drive version as a convertible too later on.