Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder is the last mass-produced variant from the Huracan series; powered by 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine
Lamborghini’s Huracan series appeals globally as the Italian brand snubbed the norms and rolled out the models in volume production over the years. A Lambo with an open-top affair and sends all the power to the rear is a drooling prospect and that’s where the latest Huracan addition takes all the headlines. Launched in Mumbai today, it has been priced at Rs. 3.45 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is the fifth addition to the Huracan range in India.
The Lamborghini Huracan rear-wheel drive Spyder, debuted at the 2016 LA Auto Show, adopts the same 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine from the four-wheel-driven Huracan while developing a similar 572 bhp. However, the drive is sent to the rear axle only which makes it nothing short of savvy. Of course, electing to go RWD does have the weight shedding advantages as the new supercar is 33 kilos lighter. The flamboyant Italian brand has not put the LP580-2 Spyder nomenclature because it has been dropped already but instead the elaborative Huracán rear-wheel drive Spyder’ was chosen.
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The new Spyder marks the end of the range for the Huracan as no more variants of the volume-produced supercar will be revealed, said Lamborghini. Until its arrival, the only rear-wheel drive Huracan sold was that of the coupe. The RWD drop-top is now available in many international markets to buy.
As for the exterior, the Huracan RWD Spyder has reworked body panels such as new styling for the bumpers at front and rear. To cope up with the open-top characteristics and the rearward power delivery, Pirelli P Zero tyres are specially developed. The bodywork tweak is not only a cosmetic upgrade as the different design has been said to increase downforce up front and thereby aiding in more grip.
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Understandably, the Lamborghini engineers have incorporated revisions to the steering setup and also worked on improving the stability. Compared to the 4WD Huracan, the new soft-top makes identical power output but the zero to 100 kmph acceleration time is achieved in 3.6 seconds – two tenths shy of its older sibling.
The roof can be opened or closed in just 17 seconds and even on the go at speed of up to 50 kmph, in a similar fashion to the Huracan 4WD soft-top. Despite weight loss due to the 4WD system, the process of increasing the stability of the car and structure strengthening meant the rear-wheel drive Spyder is 120 kg heavier than the regular coupe at 1,509 kg. The current range of Lamborghini Huracan models in India are priced between Rs. 2.99 crore and Rs. 3.89 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).