For Lamborghini devotees who thought the brand had again strayed too far into the all-wheel-drive-only category, the supercar-maker has you covered.
Like the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 before it, the Huracan LP 580-2 is a hairy-chested rear-wheel-drive supercar for the purist.
This is despite Lamborghini’s refusal to sell the LP 580-2 with a proper manual transmission (it’s a seven-speed dual-clutch auto or nothing), but we doubt any potential customers will mind.
Besides, with 427kW and 540Nm from the mid-mounted 5.2 litre naturally-aspirated V10 channelled directly to the rear wheels (do not pass the front wheels, do not collect $200…), most drivers won’t have time to concern themselves with changing gears the ol’ fashioned way.
Surprisingly, this is less power than the Huracan’s AWD 610-4 equivalent as the names suggest, but the RWD Lambo also tips the scales around 33kg lighter.
And it’s far from slow, with a 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds making it just 0.2 seconds slower than the AWD model. The LP 580-2 falls behind in the power-to-weight stakes - 2.4kg/HP compared to 2.33kg/HP for the AWD model - and is 5km/h slower at its top speed of 320km/h.
Fuel consumption, for those buyers interested, is rated at 11.9 l/100km and the LP 580-2 comes with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation.
Three driving modes are available - Strada for ‘normal’ driving, Corsa for the full-blown track day experience or Sport, which leans towards “slight oversteer behaviour”.
The order book is now open across Europe for the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2, with prices starting from around the €150,000-mark (AU$224,000), plus taxes.
No word yet on when the LP 580-2 will be coming to Australia, but the RWD supercar will arrive with a price tag of $378,900 plus on-roads, making it around $50k cheaper than the AWD Huracan.
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