610 horsepower goes directly to the rear wheels.
It was only a matter of time until this happened and now it has. Lamborghini has officially unveiled the rear-wheel-drive version of its Huracan Evo supercar, which the Italian automaker claims has a "more engaging" driving experience over its all-wheel drive sibling. Both vehicles share the same 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, now slightly detuned with 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque.
That power is sent to the rear axle using a specially tuned version of Lamborghini's Performance Traction Control System, which was developed and calibrated specifically for the Huracan Evo RWD. The system provides a lot of torque in advance, thus avoiding a harsh torque cut and assuring better traction when exiting a corner. A 7-speed dual-clutch is, once again, the sole transmission offered.
With this engine and gearbox combo, Lamborghini claims a 0-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. This traction control system retains the same Strada, Sport, and Corsa driving modes from the AWD Huracan Evo.
Aside from making going sideways and burning rubber even easier and more enjoyable, this RWD system also helps reduce overall weight. Dry weight comes to 3,062 pounds, nearly 73 pounds less than the regular version. It also offers a 40/60 front/rear weight distribution and maintains a double-wishbone suspension with passive shock absorbers. Lamborghini's Dynamic Steering system has also been specifically tuned to increase driver feedback.
Design-wise, there are a few differences, such as a new front splitter and front air intake. The rear bumper also has a new diffuser design. A set of 19-inch Pirelli P Zero tires are standard while 20-inch versions are optional. Inside, the driver and passenger will enjoy an 8.4-inch touchscreen display which includes Apple CarPlay compatibility.
"This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini's pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracan Evo RWD's performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot," said Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali. "The Huracan Evo RWD performance relies on the harmony between man and machine: driving skills and the Huracan Evo's RWD mechanics deliver perfectly balanced dynamics, physical feedback and a pure performance."
The first customer deliveries will begin this spring and prices will begin from $208,571, excluding price taxes and GST.