In a recent interview with Stephan Winkelmann, CEO and director of Automobili Lamborghini SpA, the question about a rear wheel drive Huracán came up after seeing the new LP620-2 Super Trofeo race car … which unlike the Gallardo Super Trofeo she succeeds isn’t an all-wheel drive racer anymore … to make the step from Super Trofeo to GT3 racing easier Lamborghini opted to go for rear wheel drive only on their new racer.
He stated the option is surely being considered, keep in mind the current Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 has a normal 30/70 equation between the front and rear wheel drive, but in certain conditions this new V10 can put all the power onto the rear wheels only (and go 50/50 too) … so why would you go for a dedicated rear wheel drive only model then? Just for the fun of it I guess, remember the Gallardo was only available as a limited edition LP550-2 Valentino Balboni at first because Lamborghini wanted to have all their model with power on the four wheels … but a rear wheel drive V10 is so much fun to drive.
Mr Winkelmann also mentioned the customers expect new and special editions from Lamborghini, which can clearly be seen in the multitude of Gallardo editions that have been built, but also now on the Aventador flagship with the special Ad Personam models being shown … so does that mean we’ll be getting a long list of Huracán versions too?
I’m not sure the list will be quite as long as the Gallardo one … but a few things are certain … there will be a convertible version of the new V10 shown pretty soon, the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder will surely be seen at either the October Paris Auto Show or the March 2015 Geneva show in March. Will the Huracán Spyder retain the canvas roof seen on the Gallardo or go for a folding metal top like the competition remains to be seen … but a topless V10 is in the making, that’s for sure.
Next up will most likely be a lightweight version of the current LP610-4 like a Superleggera, which would mean a small power increase and a loss of weight of around 100kg … that would make the Huracán really fly I think … let’s say this will become a Huracán LP620-4 Superleggera in 2016.
With the Huracán LP620-2 Super Trofeo being unveiled so quickly after the regular street car it is safe to say the street legal version of this racer could be just around the cornet … let’s hope that is going to be a Huracán LP620-2 Squadra Corse … closely based on the Super Trofeo but being legal to drive on the open road with some really wild styling.