to Khabar Khodro, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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