Lamborghini took the wraps off the Huracan 580-2 Spyder and we were standing poolside to see it.
Lamborghini chose a private residence in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, to unveil the RWD Huracan Spyder last night. We were standing poolside when the newest member of the Lamborghini family was unveiled after a short introduction by Lamborghini's recently appointed CEO Stefano Domenicali. For 2017, buyers will now have a choice of four Huracan variants, with both Coupe and Spyder models to be offered in AWD (610-4) and RWD (580-2) forms.
It looks like we'll have to wait for Geneva 2017 to see the Huracan Superleggera. Like the RWD Huracan Coupe, the soft-top variant comes with 572 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque – 30 horses less than the all-wheel-drive Huracan Spyder – the 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 enabling it to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds on to a top speed of 198 mph. Power is sent to the rear via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission complete with launch control. The RWD Spyder is 33 kg lighter than its AWD counterpart, with a 40:60 front:rear weight distribution, but utilizes the same motorized fabric soft-top, which opens and closes in 17 seconds, and can be activated at speeds of up to 31 mph.
Differentiating the RWD Huracans from the AWD models are redesigned bumpers with larger intakes and a slightly modified grille. 19-inch rims come wrapped in Pirelli P Zeroes created specifically for the car. Lamborghini announced the price of the RWD Spyder will fall between the two- and all-wheel-drive coupes, so around the $200,000 mark. That’s a good $30 - $40,000 less than the 610-4 Spyder and no doubt a few deposits were taken tonight. The model will arrive in dealerships in January 2017.