WILL LAMBORGHINI UNVEIL THE HURACAN SPYDER AT THE IAA
Recently a special Lamborghini Huracan has been seen during testing with different exhaust system, looking similar to the one used on the Huracan GT3 race car, which started the rumor they might be preparing the lightweight version or the Huracan Superleggera edition, while other rumors talk about a new entry-level Huracan with rear wheel drive only, an LP610-2 as a successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 … but shouldn’t we be seeing an Huracan Spyder first?
If you ask around most people will say the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder will be shown at the IAA in Frankfurt later this year, this might be true, or not … only time will tell, but the fact Lamborghini will be building a Spyder version of their successful V10 model is certain, when is one of the questions that remain.
Another question is about the roof system Lamborghini will be using on their Huracan Spyder, back in the days of the Gallardo Spyder a canvas folding roof worked nicely and the result was a breathtakingly beautiful V10, but these days the competition have come up with metal folding roofs that hide under covers behind the headrest when open … shouldn’t Lamborgini come up with something like that too and avoid a canvas roof for their new V10 Spyder model.
One of the issues with the roof on the Huracan Spyder might be the small detail of where to store it when open … mind you the V10 engine in the Gallardo left more room to store the canvas roof when folded underneath the large engine cover that swiveled open from the rear … on the Huracan it seems like there is no space left behind the seats to store a canvas roof.
But if there is no space for a canvas roof there might not be room for a metal folding roof either as seen on other convertibles these days, so that’s perhaps not an option in this case … the only remaining solution would be to take a close look at the Aventador Roadster and create a similar two panel roof section on the Huracan … and have them stored up front when not in use.
If you think about it, this two panel roof section might not be such a bad idea after all, if you put the roof in place it is strong and helps to reduce flex inherent in cars that have the roof removed, because these panels are made from carbon fiber they are light, so the weight balance isn’t hurt too bad … and when you store the two panels up front it actually helps the chassis again to counteract flexing … but will customers be happy with a Huracan that needs manual work to drive open … most of the competition in this segment offer a push-button, automatic system.
In the end it all comes down to ease of use and naturally looks … the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder will need to look stunning, and offer the option of driving with the top down when weather permits … and be able to protect you from bad weather when needed … in a hurry.
We’ve done some renders on how the Huracan Spyder might look with different roof configuration, one with a two panel system based on the Aventador Roadster, another one showing a metal folding roof system with black buttress to store the roof under … and one with a more traditional canvas folding roof like on the Gallardo … in all honesty I have to admit I prefer the one with the canvas roof as it offers the nicest ‘design’ from all angles, even with the roof up she still looks nice.
If we will be seeing the Huracan Spyder in a few months at the IAA in Frankfurt remains to be seen, and what kind of roof she will get is still a secret too … perhaps if we get a glimpse of the new Audi R8 Spyder we might see what kind of roof they use … most likely the Huracan will use a similar one.