Pricing for the open-air version of Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar was announced this week as the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based brand gave local media and prospective customers an early preview of the latest addition to the line-up.
The Huracan LP610-4 Spyder commands a $42,800 premium over the regular coupe that launched in Australia early last year.
The soft-top roof opens in 17 seconds via a button on the centre tunnel at vehicle speeds up to 50km/h.
With the roof down, two movable fins rise out of the folding roof casing behind the seatbacks to both enhance the Huracan’s top-down aesthetics and channel air into an integrated duct to reduce head-level turbulence.
With the roof up or down, the driver can electronically operate the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and amplifies the sound of the Huracan’s V10 when open.
The roof is available in black, brown and red, and Lamborghini claims that whether up or down it doesn’t negatively affect the Spyder’s centre of gravity.
The roof mechanism makes it 120kg heavier than the coupe, however, taking its dry weight to 1542kg.
That extra weight doesn’t hold the Spyder back too dramatically. Behind the seats is Lambo’s naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 that churns out 449kW at 8250rpm and 560Nm at 6500rpm.
With a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission distributing drive to all four wheels, the Spyder launches from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds (0.2sec slower than the coupe) and from 0-200km/h in 10.2 seconds (0.3sec slower than the coupe) before going on to a top speed of 324km/h.
Carbon ceramic brakes measuring 380mm up front and 356mm at the back bring the Huracan back to less licence-shredding speeds, with 245/30 front and 305/30 aspect Pirelli tyres wrapped around 20-inch alloy wheels leaving a big footprint on the road.
The ANIMA (Advanced Network Intelligence Management) switch on the steering wheel allows drivers to select between Strada, Sport and Corsa modes, altering the characteristics of the engine, transmission, all-wheel-drive system, ESC, and the sound it makes.
Behind the wheel sits a 12.3-inch TFT display screen, which is the heart of the new-generation Lamborghini Infotainment System II.
Customers can personalise the cabin with 17 interior colours and five trim choices, while there are 11 standard exterior colours, and many more available as part of the Ad Personam individualisation program, including five matt finishes.