It has been described as an entry-level car, but the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder is nothing short of a super sport car. As one of Lamborghini’s newest makes, this car takes speed and power to the next level. And, that’s not all as it has also adopted a sleek and sporty look rivaling its predecessors; in fact, it is so appealing that it has been dubbed ‘the lifestyle Lamborghini’. This sport car is anticipated to be one of the industry’s highlights of 2017, and the market cannot wait. Here is a comprehensive review of the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder, and, in particular, the rear wheel version.
The Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder rear wheel version stands in great contrast compared to its four- wheel drive counterpart. The most distinguishing aspect of this rear-wheel drive version is its rear design. The rear features a compact and aggressive look with the rear wheels positioned almost at the very edge. The front of the car also packs a dynamic appearance unique to Lamborghini. It is low-set, and it is accented by two large front air intakes that give it a compact appearance as well. What’s more, the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder sits on special Pirelli PZero that are designed specifically for the rear-wheel drive version. The wheels are large as they sit on 19-inch Kari rims, and the low-lying design also adds to the car’s overall compact and sleek appearance.
It is all about comfort and luxury with the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder as every inch of its interior proves. Like its exterior, this car’s interior is very distinct from its four-wheel drive counterpart, as every inch of the cockpit and passenger seat reveal. To start with, the cockpit almost resembles a fighter-jet’s, and this suits the car perfectly considering its fast speeds and incredible power. However, there have been concerns about the seat’s height, and it is feared that it may not suit tall people. Additionally, road tests have concluded that it may be tiring for long drives, but in its defense so do most other sports cars. However, on the good side, the seats are very comfortable as they feature plush leather and an ergonomic design.
Infotainment is also over the roof with the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder. To start with, the instrument binnacle is neat and easy to work once you get used to it. There is also a large TFT screen that offers incredible clarity. What’s more, the car offers every connectivity you may think of, whether it is with your smart gadgets or accessibility to the internet.
The one shortcoming of the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder’s interior is its small space, as is typical with most sports cars. However, this is off-set by its convertible nature, which not only offers plenty of room but also lets in the fresh air and sunlight for an enjoyable and thrilling summer drive.
Speed and Performance
In the modern era where sports cars are focusing on downsizing and turbocharging, the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder rear-wheel drive version stands out for its incredible speed and power. This is because it packs the same engine as its coupe four-wheel drive counterpart. This sport car is powered by a V-10 5.2-liter engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system. The engine’s power output stands at 580bhp, which is slightly less than that of the four-wheel drive version. However, its speed does not vary by much and it is fast enough to satisfy even the most ardent speed enthusiasts. For starters, it is capable of accelerating from 0km/h to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, which is just 0.2 seconds slower than its four-wheel drive counterpart. What’s more, it achieves top speeds of 319km/h thanks in part to its light weight. However, there are limited options when it comes to the transmission as it features only an automatic transmission system.
Lamborghini’s decision to remove the roof is feared to have compromised the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder rear-wheel drive’s structural integrity. However, to counter this, this sport car is fitted with an ultra- stiff chassis made of a blend of aluminum and carbon fibre. To this end, this car is stiff and easy to navigate even at top speeds; in fact, it is estimated to be 40% stiffer than the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. The removable roof top is this car’s greatest technical highlight as it not only adds to the comfort but also adds to its sleek appearance. The roof is made of a 3-layer fabric material that is both strong and light. To this end, it is strong enough to open up at speeds of up to 50km/h and in just 17 seconds. Additionally, the three-layer design is thick and strong enough to keep out wind noises just as well as a fixed roof would. What’s more, this version comes fitted with a pair of deployable roll-over bars that keep the occupants safe in case of an accident when the top is open.
This car’s convertible design also raised concern about air circulation in the cockpit when the roof is open. Consequently, to increase comfort and air circulation, the company fitted the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder with several vents and fins that help to release pressure and divert air. However, unlike most other sports cars in its category, the Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder decided against a spoiler or wind rail as they would spoil its otherwise sleek and flashy look.
Price and Release Date
Lamborghini has not yet announced its latest creation’s price, but it estimates that it will lie somewhere between that of its predecessors: the standard coupe and the LP580-2 coupe. To this end, experts have estimated its price at around $180,000, but this may vary slightly come 2017. The Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder rear-wheel drive version has been a long time in the making, but its release is scheduled sooner than the industry expected. The company is expected to release this car as early as January 2017, and it will be available in most of the markets all over the world.