Lamborghini launched the new Huracan Spyder LP 610-4 at an ex-showroom, Mumbai price tag of Rs. 3.89 crore today much to the delight of the flamboyant company’s huge army of enthusiasts. The teaser image of the Huracan Spyder LP 610-4 was released by Lamborghini Delhi’s official Facebook page in December 2015 and it suggested that the launch of the convertible supercar was not far away.
It follows the footsteps of the RWD Huracan LP 580-2 which entered the market for a price of Rs. 2.99 crore last November. It arrived within three days after making global debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show – underlining the Italian brand’s commitment to India.
Lamborghini Huracán Spyder LP610-4 is equipped with electro-hydraulic soft-top retractable roof that opens in 18 seconds even at speeds of up to 50 kmph. The distinctive styling cue with the roof down is the rear deck lid featuring two long fins extending from the back of passenger compartment to the rear fascia.
They aid in differentiating the Spyder from its coupe sibling and additionally direct air into the engine for cooling purpose and have aerodynamic importance of their own. With a huge list of customisable features available, buyers can choose the Huracan from a palette of eleven different colour schemes and several alloy wheel designs.
The retractable roof can be ordered in black, brown or red and the panel right above the windshield housing the Huracán emblem can also be personalised as per the options provided by Lamborghini. A feature sourced from the Aventador Spyder is that the rear window that can be opened in order to let the engine’s glorious noise enter into the cabin.
The interior of the LP 610-4 Spyder has been carried over from the Huracán coupe as expected. It boasts clever ducts to reduce air turbulence in the cockpit while the removable lateral wind guards help in less intervention of the sunlight even when the roof is folded. To avoid the disruption of airflow underneath the car, the flat underbody and large air diffuser have been built into the rear bumper to make the convertible as aerodynamically stable and efficient as possible.
The sharp, pointed nose up front, large airdams, aggressive character lines, muscular bumpers and the W-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights remain similar to the coupe. The dashboard has air cons in honeycomb pattern and the multi-functional flat bottom steering sporty steering wheel alongside design for switches and dials have all been taken from the Huracan coupe.
The Huracán Spyder’s chassis is 40% stiffer than that of its predecessor Gallardo Spyder courtesy of the lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre construction to trim down the weight to 1,542 kilograms. Lamborghini has made no mechanical changes to the Huracán Spyder as you will find a hand-built, naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre screaming V10 engine that pumps out 610 bhp at 8,250 rpm and 413 pound-feet (560 Nm) of peak torque at 6,500 rpm under the bonnet.
The same engine from the regular coupe comes mated with a LDF seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with shift characteristics variable and a Drive Select Mode. It sends power to all four wheels through a new and highly responsive all-wheel drive system.
The Spyder sprints from nothing to 100 kmph in just 3.4 seconds – understandably two tenths seconds shy of the coupe and the zero to 200 kmph in an eye-watering 10.2 seconds deserving a world of applause. It has an astounding top speed of 201 mph (324 kmph) as similar to the coupe. This Lambo is rated to have a combined fuel efficiency of 8.3 kmpl which is quite remarkable for such a large-sized engine as it employs technologies like fuel-saving cylinder-on-demand technology that’s yet to be introduced in its coupe counterpart.