The Lamborghini Huracán has been introduced in 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show, the long awaited successor to the Gallardo model became an instant sales hit, orders have far outrun availability and while the factory couldn’t build the Huracán quickly enough to cater the many customers they didn’t waste any time to start releasing variants to the original LP610-4 model.
Only 18 months after the initial unveil of the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 the 2015 IAA event in Frankfurt became the scene for the convertible version of this V10 Raging Bull, or the Huracán LP610-4 Spyder as they call it in Sant’Agata … and later that year, at the LA Auto Show in November Automobili Lamborghini SpA surprised us with the Huracán LP580-2 … a rear wheel drive version, slightly less power but with a nicely modified front and rear bumper, and rolling on 19-inch Kira wheels instead of the 20-inch Giano (or optional Mimas) wheels on the LP610-4 model.
Center stage at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show was taken by the limited edition Centenario LP770-4, a car that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini, but they also introduced a limited edition V10 model, the Huracán LP610-4 Avio, inspired by the Italian Air Force and available in a series of special, matte paint finishes.
In early May 2016 the next model in the Huracán series was spotted during a test drive at the factory in Sant’Agata … without any kind of camouflage to hide the details, the white car was obviously the Huracán LP580-2 Spyder version being driven on the open road, complete with the optional, red fabric folding roof and the standard, silver finished Kira wheels.
This evolution is just the logical next step, we already have the four wheel drive LP610-4 in both Coupé and Spyder form, so adding the Spyder body to the rear wheel drive LP580-2 Coupé makes perfect sense from a marketing point of view … with the LP580-2 Coupé being listed at a lower price than the LP610-4 variant, the LP580-2 Spyder will also be ‘cheaper’ than the LP610-4 Spyder … and in capable hands might even offer a more interesting driving experience driving 580hp to the rear wheels only.
The main difference between the Huracán LP610-4 Spyder and this soon to be unveiled LP580-2 Spyder version naturally boils down to the engine, still the same V10 unit, but with 30 less hp and no power to the front wheels in case of the latter one. Other differences are the front bumper and the rear diffuser unit … some argue the styling on the LP580-2 is more aggressive compared to the original LP610-4 units, and might eve be an indication of the design we could expect on the Huracán Superleggera edition, the street legal GT3/Super Trofeo version of the V10.
Nothing official has been released yet, but with their white test car being captured in Sant’Agata and published all over the world I think we’ll be seeing a press release and factory photos being available rather quickly now … to keep you from having to wait I created a few renders that show some different shades on this new Huracán LP580-2 Spyder.