Lamborghini opens up the new year with a new Raging Bull. Remember when the automaker released a 2WD version of the Huracan a few years ago? Well, Lamborghini decided to give it a new lease on life by releasing a more powerful version called the Huracan Evo Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD).
Featuring a naturally-aspirated V10 pushing over 600 PS and more than 550 Nm of torque, this new rear-wheel drive Lambo is the most powerful production 2WD Huracan to date. It is also one of the lightest and most aerodynamic road-going Huracans as it only tips the scales at less than 1,400 kg.
Billed by Lamborghini as a return to their original roots, this particular Huracan 'relies on the harmony between man and machine: driving skills and the Huracan Evo's RWD mechanics'. It also gets a revised traction control system called the Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS). According to Lamborghini, the new system allows for more torque to be sent to the rear wheels which will translate to a more fun driving experience, and better traction when exiting a corner at high speeds. With the absence of torque going towards the front wheels, the Huracan Evo RWD can also do more power slides.
Powering the Huracan Evo RWD is the familiar 5.2-liter, naturally-aspirated V10. However, unlike the standard RWD version which already produces 580 PS and 540 Nm of torque, the more powerful Evo cranks out a meatier 610 PS along with 560 Nm of torque. Paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Huracan Evo RWD can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 325 km/h.
Aside from having a more powerful engine and a new traction control system, Lamborghini was also busy fiddling with the other parts of the car. It gets a new splitter and fins at the front, as well as a diffuser at the back for improved aerodynamics. Extensive use of lightweight materials such as lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber throughout its chassis allowed engineers to drop the curb weight to 1,389 kg.
“The Huracan Evo rear-wheel drive puts the car in the driver’s hands: the driving experience is delivered by the hardware. This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini’s pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracan Evo RWD’s performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot,” said Stefano Domenicali, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
First customer deliveries of the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD will begin in spring of 2020 with a suggested retail price of $208,571 (around Php 10.656 million).