Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has unveiled its new Huracan Evo RWD Spyder – the convertible counterpart to the Huracán Evo RWD Coupe – following an announcement it would resume production this week after lengthy COVID-19 shutdowns.
Pricing for the Lamnborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder in Australia will start from $422,606 before on-road costs, with the model scheduled to launch locally in the second half of this year.
Previously, CarAdvice reported that Lamborghini was to begin Australian test drives in mid May 2020 with vehicle deliveries from June.
However, that was before Lamborghini suspended production at its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Italy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has pushed the model's local arrival back by about three months.
The Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is powered by the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 as the coupe, sending 449kW and 560Nm to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. These figures are down 21kW and 40Nm on Huracán Evo all-wheel drive variants’s 470kW and 600Nm outputs.
Due to the convertible roof assembly – which can be opened and closed in 17 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h – the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder gains 120kg on the coupe, taking its dry weight to 1509kg versus the coupe’s 1369kg.
However, due to a focus on aerodynamic efficiency – including a new front splitter, redesigned air intakes and a new rear diffuser design – Lamborghini claims the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder will complete the 0-100km/h dash in 3.5 seconds on its way to a 324km/h top speed.
These figures mark the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder as 0.2 seconds slower to 100km/h than the rear-drive coupe and only 1km/h slower at top speed.
The model rides on 19-inch Kari wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres designed specially for the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder, with ventilated and cross-drilled steel brake discs tucked behind. Larger 20-inch wheels and carbon ceramic brake rotors can be optioned.
Lamborghinin’s ‘Anima’ allows drivers to select between different driving modes that vary the P-TCS traction control system’s calibration and rear differential characteristics.
Strada mode tames the car – only allowing minimal tyre slip, while Sport allows the car to oversteer slightly during acceleration while Corsa mode optimises tyre slip to maximise cornering performance.
Inside, buyers can choose from a “virtually limitless” colour and trim options with a HMI 8.4-inch infotainment screen with Apple CaPlay and internet access.
Lamborghini announced it would resume production earlier this week at its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Italy following COVID-19 lockdowns.