Lamborghini starts 2020 by pulling the wraps off the Huracan Evo RWD – a less powerful, lighter, Rear-Wheel-Drive version of the Huracan Evo.
Not too long ago, Audi (Lamborghini's parent company) introduced the R8 V10 RWD as a series production model to give Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD) enthusiasts something to be excited about. And now, Lamborghini has taken the same route with its V10 icon by unveiling the Huracan Evo RWD. Like the RWD R8 V10, the Huracan Evo RWD follows the same recipe – it has lost weight (thanks to the removal of a bulky AWD drivetrain), is a bit low in terms of power and torque, and gets a nip-and-tuck job to look noticeably different from its AWD counterpart. As of now, RWD enthusiasts will have to make do with the Coupé body style, as Lamborghini is yet to furnish details of a Spyder Huracan Evo RWD.
Coming to the specifics, the Huracan Evo RWD continues to be powered by the same 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 that transmits power to the rear wheels via the same 7-speed DCT gearbox. However, to ensure the RWD version provides usable power, the engine has been detuned to produce 602bhp (vs 631bhp) & 560Nm (vs 600Nm). This shouldn't be a problem, as the car has also lost 33kg (compared to the AWD Huracan Evo), now weighing 1,389kg instead of 1,422kg. While both versions share the same top speed of 325km/h, the Evo RWD gets there in 3.3 seconds, which 0.4 of a second slower than its AWD sibling.
To make sure both versions flaunt a distinct visual identity, Lamborghini has given the Huracan Evo RWD a refreshed front look, courtesy of reworked air intakes and a different front splitter. At the rear too, the RWD version car gets a differently-styled diffuser, which can be had either in a Gloss Black finish or in the same colour as the car's exterior.
In terms of tech, the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), found on the AWD version, has been replaced by a new Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) on the Huracan Evo RWD, which takes care of torque distribution to the rear wheels. Like the LDVI, the P-TCS also works in tandem with the Hurcan Evo's ANIMA-controlled driving modes (STRADA, SPORT, & CORSA). Apart from this, both versions share Lamborghini's Rear-Wheel Dynamic Steering (LDS), optional MagneRide electromagnetic damper control, ANIMA-operated driving modes, and an 8.4-inch HMI touchscreen command centre.
The Huracan Evo RWD also gets a new & bespoke Giallo Belenus (Yellow) exterior paint option. The first round of deliveries is expected to begin sometime in March 2020.