"The Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder doubles the driving fun, delivering raw driving pleasure with the opportunity to celebrate life outside” said Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini

By Ian Horswill


Posted on May 8, 2020

Automobili Lamborghini is back and has launched the Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder. It’s a mouthful but promises its drivers lots of fun and a celebration of life.

Automobili Lamborghini has returned to production after the coronavirus-lockdown in Italy and unveiled the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder by Augmented Reality (AR) on its official website for the first time on Thursday.

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder is the rear-wheel-drive edition of the Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder. It is a droptop version of the rear-wheel-drive Huracán Evo that was released in March.

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder’s soft-top roof stows away within 17 seconds under the rear hood, even while driving up to a speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). With the soft top both up and down the driver can also electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when up and highlights the V10 engine’s unique sound when down. Two removable lateral wind shields dampen aerodynamic noise in the cabin, permitting conversations even at high speeds, according to Automobili Lamborghini.

“The Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder doubles the driving fun, delivering 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,” Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said in a statement.

Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder has 30% more oversteer, which means more “open-air powerslides, according to Car and Driver. “This Spyder promises the same penchant for skids its sibling demonstrated in amusing fashion. Says it all on the box, really: being rear-drive, there are no front driveshafts, so it’s lighter – 1,509kg dry – with a rear-biased weight-distribution, too,” reported Top Gear.

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder looks different at the front and rear to the Huracán EVO 4WD Spyder stablemate. The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder has a different front splitter and vertical fins within the larger, framed front air intakes. The rear bumper, in high gloss black, incorporates a new diffuser unique to the Huracán EVO RWD Spyder. The new V10 model provides drivers with an open-air celebration of lightweight engineering, with rear-wheel drive and a specially tuned Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS).

Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder

“The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder is specially engineered as an instinctive driver’s car, still producing top performance figures but focused on the pilot’s skills and the set-up of the rear-wheel drive powertrain, providing unfiltered physical feedback and maximum engagement. The specially tuned P-TCS traction control system is designed for adrenalin-producing performance in all conditions, consistently delivering torque and assuring traction even as the Spyder is realigning after sharp cornering or drifting. Especially with the roof down, the driver’s senses are further aroused by the sound of the V10 aspirated engine responding to the throttle during maneuvers,” Automobili Lamborghini said in a statement.

“The Huracán EVO Spyder’s ANIMA button on the steering wheel puts the pilot in control of driving modes, with the P-TCS calibrated to suit. STRADA provides stability and safety in all conditions by minimising rear-wheel slippage, and more proactively managing torque delivery on low-adhesion surfaces. In SPORT mode, the driver enjoys drifting fun, allowing the rear wheels to slide and skate during acceleration, with torque limited when oversteer angles increase rapidly so the driver can stabilize and control the car. CORSA mode optimizes the car’s traction and agility when exiting a corner in high-performance conditions, maximising dynamics and speed.

Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder

“The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder’s aluminum and thermoplastic resin body sits on a lightweight hybrid chassis in aluminum and carbon fiber, with a dry weight of 1,509 kg and a weight-to-power ratio of 2.47 kg/hp. Front/rear weight distribution of 40/60, with double wishbone suspension with overlapped quadrilaterals and passive shock absorbers, providing optimized driver feedback. Ventilated and cross-drilled steel brakes are fitted to 19” Kari rims with specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tyres, with optional 20” rims and carbon ceramic brakes.”

Lamborghini said the first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder in the Northern Hemisphere summer, with “suggested retail prices” as follows:

Europe EUR 175,838
UK GBP 151,100
USA USD 229,428
China RMB 2,794,000
Japan YEN 26,539,635