This Is The Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder: The Tail Happy Drop-Top Of Your Dreams


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.

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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.