The new Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD Spyder has been revealed, mixing rear-wheel drive with open-top, V10-flavoured thrills.
Like the RWD-badged coupé, the latest Spyder employs the Sant'Agata Bolognese-based company’s naturally aspirated 5,2-litre V10, detuned slightly from the all-paw models’ 470 kW and 600 N.m to 449 kW and 560 N.m.
Still, that’s enough grunt for the rear-driven newcomer to hit 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 3,5 seconds (four tenths behind the all-paw Huracán Evo Spyder), reach 200 km/h in a claimed 9,6 seconds and top out at a hairstyle-destroying 324 km/h.
According to Lamborghini, the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder’s downforce matches that of the coupé without requiring “additional aerodynamic appendages”.
The Italian firm says the new model was “specially engineered as an instinctive driver’s car, still producing top performance figures but focused on the pilot’s skills and the set-up of the rear-wheel-drive powertrain”. It gains a “specially tuned” traction control system the company says was “designed for adrenalin-producing performance in all conditions”.
The Huracán Evo RWD Spyder has a dry weight of 1 509 kg, with a front-to-rear weight distribution of 40:60. Ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes are fitted to 19-inch “Kari” alloys wrapped in “specially developed” Pirelli P Zero tyres, with 20-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes offered as options.
The Spyder’s soft-top stows in 17 seconds and can be operated at speeds up to 50 km/h. Regardless of the position of the roof, the driver can electronically drop the rear window to grab an earful of the V10 soundtrack. Inside, you’ll find the same 8,4-inch touchscreen that debuted in the Huracán Evo.
“The Huracán Evo RWD Spyder doubles the driving fun, delivering raw driving pleasure with the opportunity to celebrate life outside,” said Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of Lamborghini.
“The driver is perfectly in touch with Lamborghini’s engineering heritage, experiencing the feedback and engagement from the set-up of a rear-wheel-drive car where electronic intrusion is minimised, while enjoying the sense of freedom and spirit of life that only open-top driving provides.”
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