JUST four months after it was revealed, Lamborghini has taken a tin-opener to its rabid Huracan Evo RWD to create the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder, a car the Raging Bull says is about “celebrating life in the open air”.
Powered by the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine as the ‘regular’ Evo RWD, the new Spyder features every single one of the hardtop’s 449kW and 560Nm but carries a 120kg weight handicap on account of the folding roof mechanism and extra body stiffening.
When all is said and done, the new drop-top will sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.5 seconds (0.2 seconds slower than the Coupe) on its way to a top speed of 324km/h.
To set it apart from the rest of the convertible Huracan stable and in particular the regular Evo Spyder, the Evo RWD Spyder brandishes its own unique and aerodynamically optimised styling cues including a new front splitter, bigger front air intakes with vertical fins and a new rear diffuser.
The soft-top roof is able to be stowed or raised at speeds of up to 50km/h with the stowing procedure taking just 17 seconds.
According to Lamborghini chairman and chief executive officer Stefano Domenicali, the new car “doubles the driving fun” and delivers “a raw driving pleasure with the opportunity to celebrate life outside”.
“The driver is perfectly in touch with Lamborghini’s engineering heritage, experiencing the feedback and engagement from the set-up of a rear-wheel-drive car where electronic intrusion is minimised, while enjoying the sense of freedom and spirit of life that only open-top driving provides,” he said.
Under the skin, the Spyder features all of the same goodies and gadgets as the hardtop, including the specifically recalibrated traction control system which was tweaked in the Coupe to allow more progressive torque delivery and to be less intrusive than other systems.
Other changes exclusive to the Huracan Evo RWDs (Coupe and Spyder) include retuned electro-mechanical steering and specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tyres.
Global deliveries of the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder are slated to start as of winter this year with local pricing, specification and availabilities yet to be announced.