Lamborghini famously built this RWD Lambo to make the Huracan a better driver's car. But how much better is it?
When Ferruccio Lamborghini set out to build his first car, he had no aspiration to make the fastest road going vehicle like Ferrari. Instead, he simply wanted to build a better grand tourer than Ferrari could. After amassing a small fortune building tractors (which Lamborghini still builds today), he notoriously bought a Ferrari and was disappointed with its lack of refinement and grand touring ability. He returned to Enzo Ferrari and asked him to fix the car, a demand which Enzo’s fragile ego promptly returned with insults.
To avenge himself, Lamborghini got to work on his own cars, which has resulted in this masterpiece, the Huracan LP 580-2. Interestingly, the 2 at the end of this Huracan’s name wasn’t a commonality for Lamborghinis throughout history. Instead, all-wheel drive permeated the lineup to make the grand tourer as safe and accessible as possible.
Cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni edition, a shout out to the company’s longstanding test driver, were some of the first to get rear-wheel drive, but that trend had to continue into the era of the Huracan. When the mid-engine V10 supercar first hit the streets, it was known for understeering with such vigor that high-speed cornering was seriously hindered. So to make it more driver-friendly, Lamborghini decreased the horsepower a bit and decoupled the front wheels from the drivetrain, making the LP 580-2 one of the most driver-friendly Lambos aside from the top-tier Aventador SV.