Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder revealed

One year ago, Lamborghini introduced the Huracán Performante, a hardcore version of its entry-level sports car with plenty of aero wizardry and a more powerful V10 engine. This year, the company is rolling out a convertible version called the Huracán Performante Spyder.

As far the oily bits go, the drop-top version is identical to the hardtop with a 5.2 litre naturally-aspirated V10 serving up 630 hp (640 PS) at 8,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

Along with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive system, the car will hit a top speed of 325 km/h. However, the 0-100 km/h time is now 3.1 seconds rather than the coupe’s 2.9 seconds, largely due to the increased dry weight of 1,507 kg (the coupe is 1,382 kg). When compared to a Huracan Spyder, the higher-performance version is 35 kg lighter by comparison.

The folding roof is the reason for the additional heft, which opens in just 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 km/h. There’s also a powered rear window that acts as a windshield when closed, along with two movable fins that are deployed out of the roof casing when the roof is down.

These changes warrant a few design revisions, most notably a brand new engine cover that no longer gives you a clear view of the V10. With just a soft top, there is now additional rollover protection present to keep occupants safe.

Lamborghini says the fancy aerodynamic package known as Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) isn’t compromised in the interest of open-air motoring. So, you’ll still get all the benefits of variable aero load, aero vectoring during high-speed cornering and Lamborghini’s Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) system.

If you want one, you’ll have to fork out 219,585 euros (RM1,064,238) in European markets, 195,078 British pounds (RM1,057,988) in the United Kingdom and USD308,859 (RM1,205,476) in the United States. Deliveries are set to begin in summer this year.