UPDATE: Lamborghini has now confirmed Australian pricing not only for the Huracán Evo RWD, but also for its topless counterpart the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder. See bottom of story for pricing and availability.
Following the introduction of the all-wheel-drive Huracán Evo last year, Lamborghini is introducing a rear-wheel-drive version.
It’s also powered by Lamborghini’s naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, but it’s been detuned to 449kW at 8000rpm and 560Nm at 6500rpm.
That’s down 21kW and 40Nm from the all-wheel-drive Huracán Evo.
It has a dry weight of 1389kg, meaning it weighs 33kg less than its all-paw sibling.
With less power and torque but an almost identical kerb weight, the Evo dashes to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds and 200km/h in 9.3 seconds, according to Lamborghini.
That’s 0.4 seconds and 0.3 seconds slower than the all-wheel-drive model, respectively, but the Evo RWD has an identical top speed of 325km/h.
The company itself says the rear-wheel-drive Evo “is not focused on straight-line speeds or lap records” but is instead an “instinctive driver’s car” and a “return to the origins of mechanical purity”.
Lamborghini’s Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS) has been calibrated specifically for the Evo RWD. It delivers torque to the rear wheels even while the car is realigning itself following a drift.
You can calibrate how much intervention you want from the P-TCS by flicking the ANIMA button on the steering wheel. Incidentally, ANIMA is both an acronym for Adaptive Network Intelligent Management and the Italian word for soul.
Strada mode minimises rear-wheel slippage but Sport encourages sideways antics, allowing the rear wheels to slide during acceleration.
Lamborghini says Sport mode allows for “easy drifting fun without compromising safety”. There’s also Corsa setting, which optimises the car’s traction when exiting a corner.
Lamborghini claims the smoothness of the traction control intervention is improved by 30 per cent compared to the previous rear-wheel-drive Huracán. Oversteer is also said to be enhanced by 30 per cent.
The Huracán’s electro-mechanical, servo-assisted Lamborghini Dynamic Steering has been tuned specifically for the Evo RWD to deliver maximum feedback.
Lamborghini has also made some visual tweaks to the Evo RWD to distinguish it from its AWD sibling.
There’s a new front splitter and vertical fins within larger front air intakes. Out back, the gloss black bumper has a unique diffuser.
The Evo RWD rides on 19-inch Kari wheels in Pirelli P Zero tyres with ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes, with 20-inch wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes optional. Stopping distance is identical to the AWD model at 31.9 metres.
Lamborghini has developed a unique yellow colour for the RWD Evo called Giallo Belenus.
It’s matched to a dedicated leather and Alcantara interior that features Lamborghini’s HMI 8.4-inch centre console touchscreen.
As usual, buyers will also have the option of personalising their Huracán’s appearance through the Ad Personam program.
When will the Huracán Evo RWD arrive in Australia?
The Huracán Evo RWD twins will be available in Australia to test drive from mid-May 2020, with first customer deliveries to begin from June 2020.
2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD pricing
- Huracán Evo RWD – $384,187
- Huracán Evo RWD Spyder – $422,606
Note: All retail prices include GST and LCT. On-road costs excluded, as it differs by state.