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Lamborghini's Huracan Evo loses its top for Spyder version

The retractable roof on the Lamborghini RWD Huracan Evo adds a little weight to the car, but isn’t wind in your hair worth it? — Handout
The retractable roof on the Lamborghini RWD Huracan Evo adds a little weight to the car, but isn’t wind in your hair worth it? — Handout

ALEX REID

After a two-month shutdown wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, Lamborghini is back up and running, and is ready to reveal its next masterpiece, the Huracan EVO RWD Spyder.

The Spyder takes everything great about the rear-wheel-drive Huracan Evo and gives the driver a true open-air experience on top of it all. The roof can be lowered at speeds up to 50 km/h and takes just 17 seconds to do so.

Motivating the Italian hair-dryer is a 5.2-litre V10, which makes 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. Although the engine is down around 30 horsepower compared to the all-wheel-drive version, it’s still enough to rocket the Huracan to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds from zero. Again, it’s only a little bit slower than the RWD coupe, by 0.2 seconds. Top speed is 323 km/h.

Some 120 kg have been added to the overall weight of the vehicle thanks to the extra stiffening the vehicle needs to lose the roof; weight distribution is set at 40/60 front to rear.

Apart from the retractable top, there are only a few other subtle changes to set the vehicle apart from the coupe versions, like the rear diffuser and front splitter with larger air intakes.

If you care about the infotainment in a Lamborghini, it has Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa — there’s no Android Auto, however. All this is accessible through an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Deliveries for the vehicle are set to take place in the summer, and while Canadian pricing has not been announced, the vehicle costs £188,800 in the U.K., around CDN$325,500.

 

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