Lambo Huracan Evo RWD Spyder 11 | 05 | 2020

    THIS IS LAMBORGHINI’S new rear-wheel-drive version of the Huracan Evo Spyder: yours from £188,800. It’s on-sale now, and first deliveries are scheduled for the summer. The cabrio joins Lambo’s recently-introduced RWD Huracan Evo Coupe. (Exclusive — Interview with Lamborghini boss Andrea Baldi)

    Powered by the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine as the ‘standard’ car, the RWD Evo Spyder benefits from a range of chassis tweaks which, the Italian carmaker says, focus on driver engagement rather than outright speed.


    Worth highlighting here that, because of the removal of four-wheel drive, Lambo has reduced the RWD’s power by 20bhp to a still mightily impressive 610bhp, and torque by 40Nm to 560Nm. It’s also around 40kg lighter than its four-wheel-drive sibling, having ditched a propshaft and front differential. (Related: Scot Sandy Mitchell crowned Lambo World Vice Champion)


    All that power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, and results in the RWD Spyder cracking the 0-62mph sprint in just 3.5secs; that’s just 0.6s  slower than the standard Spyder. Lamborghini’s familiar Strada, Sport and Corsa chassis profiles — each of which offers a progressively more oversteer-friendly setup — are also included.


    Made from a blend of aluminium and carbon fibre, the chassis features double wishbone suspension, passive dampers and a cross-drilled brake discs with eight-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers at the rear. There’s also the option of adaptive dampers and carbon ceramic brake discs. (Related: Lamborghini reveals RWD Huracan Evo)


    And instead of Lamborghini’s excellent torque vectoring system, which is standard on the 4WD Spyder, the RWD version gets a recalibrated version of the company’s P-TCS (Performance Traction Control System). This natty little piece of software is designed to assist the driver when powering out of corners … even when drifting.


    A number of styling tweaks mark the Spyder out from the Coupe. In addition to the obviously missing roof — which can be stowed in just 17 seconds, at speeds of up to 31mph — the Spyder gets new 19in alloys, a new rear diffuser, some new ducting, and a tweaked front splitter. (Related: Mitchell denied Lambo world win by 0.137secs)


    Inside the cabin is a pair of deep bucket seats, along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system — which offers support for Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa — aluminium pedals and a sport steering wheel. There’s also the same retractable rear screen as the standard Huracan Spyder.


    Related: Lamborghini reveals Huracan Evo

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    Jim McGill


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