Next week, Lamborghini will unveil the spyder open-top counterpart to the Huracan EVO at the Geneva International Motor Show. It will be the second model in the V10 Huracan EVO line-up.
The Spyder adopts the next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics developed for the coupe, with the 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V10 engine uprated for a higher power output and incorporating titanium intake valves.
The engine produces 640 ps at 8,000 rpm with 600 Nm generated at 6,500 rpm. With a dry weight of 1,542 kgs, its weight-to-power ratio of 2.41 kgs/ps allows claimed 0 – 100 km/h acceleration in 3.1 seconds and 0 – 200 km/h in 9.3 seconds, with a top speed of 325 km/h.
The Huracan EVO Spyder combines the option of open-air driving with the prowess of the Huracan EVO’s evolutionary technologies. Rear-wheel steering and a 4-wheel torque vectoring system are controlled centrally by Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).
‘Brain’ can predict next move
This is the Central Processing Unit integrating and controlling every aspect of the car’s set-up and dynamic behaviour, anticipating the next move and needs of the driver and interpreting this through a ‘feed forward logic’. Processing data in real time, the LDVI system monitors and analyses external conditions through its active suspension and all-wheel drive. It also recognizes the driver’s intentions through steering wheel, braking, acceleration, the gear and driving mode selected. Precise inputs are given to the vehicle dynamic system; the car doesn’t just react but predicts the best driving set-up for the next moment.
Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) version 2.0, launched on the EVO coupe, is a comprehensive set of accelerators and gyroscope sensors located in the car’s centre of gravity, monitoring real-time lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate. The suspension instantaneously adapts the damping following inputs from the LPI. The new advanced traction control system, together with enhanced all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, allows traction to be directed to a specific wheel as required.
The aerodynamic superiority of the Huracan EVO is also present with the Spyder. With roof either up or down, the EVO Spyder has more than five times the downforce and efficiency of the original Huracan Spyder. Cabin airflow is minimised and the occupants assured a quiet cockpit environment.
The side profile of the Huracan EVO Spyder obviously differs significantly from the coupe 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. Automatic pop-up safety bars are hidden away. It takes 17 seconds to open or close and operation is possible up to 50 km/h.
The first customers can get their cars during this quarter and depending on where they buy it, the prices will be around the equivalent of RM938,000 (excluding applicable taxes).