Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Lamborghini | posted November 19, 2015 11:07
Lamborghini extends Huracan lineup with all-new RWD variant
The House of The Raging Bull has just debuted a non-4WD derivative of the Huracan. Called the Huracan LP 580-2, Lamborghini described the new coupe as combining the fun factor of a RWD car along, with the distinct driving experience of the Italian marque.
"The Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 continues the Lamborghini tradition of pure, visionary and technology-driven models. The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracán family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheel-drive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leading technological refinements. It is a serious car for serious drivers: it is maximum driving fun," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
As a way to differentiate it from other Huracan models, it gets a different set of bumpers, along with new 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero tires. Aesthetically, Lamborghini described the overall look of the Huracan LP 580-2 as ‘younger and more assertive’ than its 4WD counterparts.
Over to cabin amenities, it gets the latest Lamborghini Infotainment System-II, and a 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel.
Powering the RWD Huracan is the same 5.2-liter V10 but for this particular model, it has been detuned to produce 580 PS along with 540 Nm of torque. Power is then transferred to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. 0-100 km/h comes in at 3.4 seconds and top speed is rated at 320 km/h.
As part of the recent update, the LP580-2's engine gets cylinder deactivation, where half of the cylinders are shut off when not needed.
The LP580-2 also gets optimized springs, anti-roll bars along with better torsional stiffness that are 50% better compared to its predecessor, the Gallardo LP 550-2. Also contributing to better handling is the optional Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) system which makes for a more agile and controllable steering according to the company.