New Lamborghini Huracán EVO design translated into open-air exhilaration
The new Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last month as the open-top car joins its coupé counterpart launched earlier this year, as the second model in the V10 Huracán EVO line-up. The Spyder adopts the next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics developed for the coupé, with the 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine uprated for a higher power output and incorporating Titanium intake valves. And natural aspiration is currently a strong point with Lamborghini, though everyone knows turbos a-la-Ferrari, are the way of the future.
The Huracán EVO Spyder outputs 640 hp at 8,000 rpm and delivers gobs of torque, accelerating the EVO from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds and easily surpasses the 200 MPH barrier. But only the track bound or street idiots will ever use the performance of the EVO. Rather, it’s the easy of driving and the sophistication of the car the makes it desirable. Any sports car enthusiast will easily recall the days of Lamborghinis being difficult to live with or worse. Not anymore.
Driving the Huracán EVO Spyder is as refined or exciting as the occupants desire, from the STRADA setting for grocery store visits, to CORSA or “let’s go kill something” mode.
“The Spyder continues the Huracán EVO’s evolutionary charge: extremely easy to drive while excelling as a highly responsive, fun super sports car. Particularly with the roof open, the emotive sound of the naturally aspirated engine and the refined, lightweight exhaust system take the sensory experience to a new level. The Huracán EVO Spyder’s design, performance and exhilarating open-air drive experience is literally breath-taking,”…says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini.
The side profile of the Huracán EVO Spyder differs significantly from the coupé, but is equally dynamic with roof up or down. The lightweight soft top carves the top line of the Spyder’s silhouette while up, and is hidden away when down in the most efficient space possible, revealing the athletic and equally powerful lines of the open car. Automatic pop-up safety bars are hidden away.
Yes, it has all the stuff you would expect $300k to buy you; an 8.4” HMI touchscreen, located in the center console just above the start button, puts connectivity at the driver’s fingertips, with multi-finger gesture control. Governing car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time it also puts all infotainment, such as Apple CarPlay with smartphone integration, at the cabin occupants’ disposal. A multimedia system incorporates connected navigation and entertainment including web radio and video player, with the intuitive interface enabling voice commands.
The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder in spring 2019 at suggested retail prices of $287,400, before you lose your mind on those gotta have options.