Here’s a bull with some extra tricks, thanks to rear-wheel drive. Just unveiled, the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 is the two-wheel drive sister of the all-wheel drive Huracan LP610-4, taking over the baton from the Gallardo LP550-2.
“The rear-wheel drive model fits perfectly into our Huracan family, appealing to those wanting an even more intense driving experience, or who currently drive other rear-wheel-drive marques and aspire to driving a Lamborghini. This is the purest expression of a Lamborghini to date, with class-leading technological refinements. It is a serious car for serious drivers: it is maximum driving fun,” said Lambo president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann, summing up the new variant.
The LP580-2’s weighs in at 1,389 kg, 33 kg lighter than the 4WD Huracan coupe. Weight distribution is rear biased at 40:60, reducing inertia on the front axle. A new power management set-up, encompassing modified suspension, new steering set-up and recalibrated stability and traction controls connects are on board. The selectable driving modes (Strada, Sport and Corsa) are tuned to provide oversteering characteristics.
With a new setup for springs and anti-roll bars on double wishbone suspension, torsional stiffness of the Huracan LP580-2 is up by 50% compared to the RWD Gallardo LP550-2. Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) is a sensor system placed in the centre of gravity, tracing all movements and providing real time info to the optional Magneto Rheological Suspension, steering and stability control systems.
The Huracan’s 5.2 litre naturally-aspirated, mid-mounted V10 has been re-engineered to provide 580 hp and 540 Nm of torque, with 75% of the latter already available at 1,000 rpm. Like the recently announced 2016 Huracan LP610-4, cylinder deactivation shuts down five of the ten cylinders when full capacity is not required. This saves fuel and is virtually impossible to detect by the driver, Lambo says.
The looks are standard Huracan, but there are new front air intakes and 19-inch “Kari” rims wrapped with Pirelli PZeros specially developed for the RWD car. It’s also is fitted with the latest Lamborghini Infotainment System II, with a 12.3-inch high res TFT instrument panel. 150,000 euros (RM700k) including tax in Europe.
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