Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder: Breathtaking technology and open-air driving

  • New Spyder version extends Huracán family
  • Engineered for pure rear-wheel driving fun with lifestyle appeal
  • New design of front and rear identifies the new model
  • Naturally aspirated V10 engine outputting 580 hp
  • 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds, top speed of 319 km/h

India, Mumbai, February 1, 2017Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder, an in vogue convertible that combines the elements of elegant design with the pure on-road experience of the Huracán’s rear-wheel drive technologies.

The latest addition to the Huracán family adopts the soft-top solution of a true Spyder, distinguishing the convertible from its coupe sibling through a unique profile, with roof both up and down. Opening and closing in just 17 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h, the lightweight soft top is efficiently stowed to maintain the Spyder’s perfect center of gravity and highlight the dynamic design of the open car.

Present at the launch Mr. Sharad Agarwal, Head of Automobili Lamborghini India said “The Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder is a perfect amalgamation of style meets performance. It combines the lifestyle appeal of a convertible with the pure thrill of rear-wheel drive engineering. We have created a luxurious masterpiece for our customers who wish to seize every day and head out onto the open road with their best foot forward. The Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder is for those with passion who want to experience lifestyle without compromising on performance.”

The rear-wheel drive Huracán Spyder features a newly designed front and rear with a dynamic but more aggressive look distinguishing it from the four- wheel drive version. The good looks of the car are accented by the large front air intakes that direct cooling air and headwind to increase down pressure on the front axle. Its Pirelli PZero tires are exclusively developed for the rear-wheel drive. Specially contoured steel brakes with aluminum brake disc pots assist in weight reduction and improved cooling.

With the roof down, two distinctive fins rise out of the folding roof-casing to perfectly define the unique lines of the open car. Accenting the Huracán Spyder’s low, powerful appearance, the rear fins start at the seatbacks and continue the roof line to the rear, creating the Spyder’s flowing profile. The Huracán’s exceptionally stiff hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber chassis is complemented by springs and anti-roll bars on double wishbone suspension, optimized for two-wheel drive. Weight distribution is biased 40% at the front / 60% at the rear, reducing inertia on the front axle compared to the Huracán 4WD version.

The Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) seven-speed dual clutch architecture ensures the fastest gear changes and includes ‘launch control’ for maximum acceleration from a standing start. The electronic power steering and optional Lamborghini  Dynamic Steering (LDS) are tuned specifically for the rear-wheel drive Spyder, ensuring maximum agility and control in every driving condition, depending on driving mode and speed.

As it does in  the  rear-wheel  drive  Huracán  coupe, the  Spyder’s  V10  5.2  l naturally aspirated, mid-mounted engine provides a maximum 426 kW (580 hp) power output at 8,000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque at 6,500  rpm, with 75% of torque already available at 1,000 rpm.

As in all Huracán models, cylinder deactivation improves engine efficiency, reduces fuel consumption and reduces CO2. When full engine capacity is not required, five of the ten cylinders are temporarily deactivated by switching off one cylinder bank. When the driver accelerates, the system switches back instantaneously to ten-cylinder mode, with the changeover being virtually impossible to detect by the driver.

The rear-wheel drive Spyder will be available in the Indian markets from 1st February 2017, and is priced at INR 3.45 crores (Ex-showroom)