Date posted : November 16. 2016
We have talked about a possible Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Spyder back in May 2016 already, when a test mule was captured doing test drives in Sant'Agata, but it took Automobili Lamborghini SpA until mid-November 2016 to officially unveil the new Huracan RWD Spyder finished in Giallo Tenerife at a private event in Los Angeles.
Available at the worldwide dealer locations from January 2017 on, this new addition to the Huracan lineup brings the thrill of rear wheel drive to the Lamborghini heritage while offering open-top cruising at the same time ... a perfect combination.
By removing the drive to the front wheels a weight saving of 33 kg has been achieved compared with the Huracan LP610-4 Spyder, the RWD variant weighs only 1,509 kg, with 580 hp available top speed is no less than 319 km/h with acceleration figures of 3.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h ... only 0.2 seconds slower than her 610 hp counterpart.
Just like the Huracan LP580-2 or RWD Coupé, this new Spyder received the modified front and rear sections, the front bumper shows the more angular intakes with a horizontal fin in the middle while the section below the taillights at the rear boasts a different design compared to the 610-4 model.
Standard fit on the Huracan RWD Spyder are the 19-inch Kari wheels with steel disc brakes and aluminum calipers as seen on the Coupé version, but both Giano and Mimas are available as an option on this model, as are carbon ceramic disk brakes with color coded calipers.
On the inside the new Huracan RWD Spyder can be configured just like the 610-4 version, upholstery in leather, Alcantara or a combination, contrasting stitching, Q-Citura stitching, carbon fiber parts or the more special Forged Composite finish on parts of the dashboard, central console and door panels ... the sky is the limit when it comes to customization at Lamborghini ... and when the normal option list isn't extensive enough you can always turn to the Ad Personam program to really make a difference.
A lot of controversies came up when Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan LP610-4 Spyder at the Geneva Auto Show with a soft top, people were expecting foldable hardtop as seen on some of the competition ... but Lamborghini kept the lightweight canvas roof and adopted a slightly different profile to separate the Coupé styling from the Spyder, creating two different models in the same range ... the new RWD Spyder keeps this philosophy alive today.
Even when going down the road at speeds up to 50 km/h you can hit the switch and open the roof in a mere 17 seconds to be folded behind the seats underneath a special cover with integrated ducts to avoid buffeting in the cockpit while the special design of the engine cover allows a better airflow through the engine bay.
The new Huracan RWD Spyder is a nice alternative for those that want to have fun behind the wheel of a Lamborghini with the top down while enjoying the added thrill of rear wheel drive only ... perhaps only for the more experienced drivers ...
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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