The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is a textbook blend of open-top celebration, outstanding performance, and rear-wheel-drive madness. We recently had a chance encounter with this open-top engineering marvel. Here’s a preview.
Last year we brought you an experience drive of the Huracan Evo RWD after spending some time with it on a rainy day in Mumbai. Lambo is now all set to bring in the soft-top iteration of that car to India – the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder.
Right off the bat, the Spyder is a carbon copy of the coupe, with the exception of the convertible roof, of course. It does, however, set itself apart quite well from the all-wheel-drive Spyder, which was introduced in India in October 2019.
The Huracan Evo RWD Spyder gets larger air intakes at the front and vertically stacked cooling fins. The front splitter has also been redesigned with two primary objectives in mind – to manage and maximise the airflow passing underneath the car and to improve engine cooling through a sharp increase of the front radiator flow rates. Around the back, the diffuser has been reworked with the aim to further increase the vertical downforce produced compared to that of the Huracán EVO.
The beauty of the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder, like any other Lamborghini, lies in the tonnes of customisation options that are on offer. Lamborghini offers customers 300 exterior colour options to choose from. Additionally, there are also multiple alloy wheel options, various colour options for the brake callipers, and even options to customise the interior trim.
This particular car gets an all-black interior upholstery, with an optional contrasting red stitching and a red Lamborghini embossing on the head restraints. The interior feels impeccable – everything here has been designed and built to indulge the senses. My personal favourite elements are the flip switch to start the car and the humongous paddle shifters.
In a time when even supercar makers are gradually making the shift to electrification – Lamborghini, too, has recently announced that its entire line-up will be electrified by 2024 – this Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is the epitome of open-top motoring.
And it’s all thanks to the 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 motor under the hood, which produces more than 600 horses and makes a max torque of 560Nm. With such mad firepower under the hood, the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder blitzes past the 100km/h mark in just 3.5 seconds and the 200km/h mark in just 9.6 seconds.
Being just two-tenths of a second slower to 100km/h than the hard-top is quite an impressive feat, especially given that the convertible is 120kg heavier due to the roof mechanism and additional structural rigidity. Despite the additional weight, the Spyder isn’t a heavy vehicle by any means. Thanks to the aluminium and carbon fibre hybrid chassis, the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder tips the scale at just 1,509kg. With all that weight distributed in a 40:60 ratio, the Huracan Evo RWD promises incredible driving dynamics.
The open-top offering also gets the brilliant Performance Traction Control System or P-TCS to ensure that the car offers endless fun without spoiling the driving experience. This convertible Lambo, just like its hardtop sibling, also gets three driving modes – Strada, Sport, and Corsa. With the electronics package working at full potential, the rear wheel slippage is kept under check in the Strada mode. The Sport mode is for those who enjoy burning rubber while going sideways. It allows the rear to slide with the electronics on standby to regulate torque and prevent excessive oversteer, which could result in you spinning out. The Corsa mode is for a single purpose – going fast on the race track.
Lamborghini has brought the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder to India at Rs 3.54 crore, which is roughly Rs 50 lakh less than the all-wheel-drive Spyder and Rs 30 lakh more than the RWD coupe.
We hope that folks at Lamborghini will allow us to take the new Huracan Evo RWD Spyder for a spin real soon because we, sure as hell, can’t wait to get out hands on this monstrous open-top engineering marvel.