New Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder launched
Lamborghini has launched a new rear-wheel-drive version of its drop-top supercar, with a 632bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine and a price-tag of £188,800
Lamborghini has launched a new, rear-wheel-drive version of the Huracán EVO Spyder. On sale in the UK now, priced from £188,800, first deliveries are expected in the summer. It joins the recently launched rear-wheel-drive Huracán EVO Coupe in Lamborghini’s line-up, offering fresh competition for the Ferrari 488 Spider.
The Italian supercar maker says the Huracán RWD EVO Spyder features a range of chassis tweaks that focus on driver engagement rather than outright speed. It is powered by the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine as the standard car, however, due the lack of four-wheel-drive power has been reduced by 20bhp and torque by 40Nm – for respective figures of 610bhp and 560Nm.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox which, along with the horsepower deficit, means the RWD Spyder is 0.6 seconds slower from 0–62mph than the standard Spyder, with a time of 3.5 seconds. However, due to the loss of a propshaft and front differential, the newcomer is around 40kg lighter than its four-wheel-drive sibling.
Its chassis is made from a blend of aluminium and carbon fibre – and features double wishbone suspension, passive dampers and a cross-drilled brake discs with eight-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers at the rear. Buyers can also have adaptive dampers and carbon ceramic brake discs as optional extras
The rear-wheel-drive Huracán also does without the all-wheel drive model’s torque vectoring system, featuring instead a recalibrated version of Lamborghini’s P-TCS (Performance Traction Control System), which is designed to assist the driver when powering out of corners – even when drifting. The system is controlled by Lambo’s familiar Strada, Sport and Corsa chassis profiles, each of which offers a progressively more oversteer-friendly setup.
There’s a handful of cosmetic upgrades over the standard Huracán, too. Alongside the obvious missing roof, buyers get a tweaked front splitter, some new ducting, a new rear diffuser and a fresh set of 19-inch alloy wheels. The Huracán Spyder’s convertible top can also be stowed in just 17 seconds, at speeds of up to 31mph.
Inside, the rear-wheel-drive Huracán Spyder gets a pair of deep bucket seats, a sport steering wheel, aluminium pedals and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which offers support for Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. Buyers also get the same retractable rear screen as the standard Huracán Spyder.
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