Lamborghini has launched a new version of its Huracan. If you don’t know, the Huracan is Lamborghini’s new entry-level supercar, replacing the Gallardo. It was launched last year with the Huracan LP610-4. The latest version has rear-wheel drive—hence the “2”. It weighs 1389kg, 33kg less than the four-wheel-drive version.
It’s powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine which churns out 572 horsepower; that’s less than the 601 horsepower you find in the four-wheel version. However, this doesn’t really affect the car’s speed that much. The car goes from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, and it has a top speed of 199 mph.
So, what else does the rear wheel drive Huracan have to offer? For one, it will help you save fuel. To do this, the car lets you deactivate cylinders so it can run on just 5 cylinders—this comes in the cylinder deactivation technology.
The car also has new air intakes at the front that will help to increase the front axle downforce. In addition, the rear spoiler now works with the diffuser, improving the airflow in the rear. And the anti-roll bars have been revised, while the springs are stiffer than the four wheel drive version.
So, how much does all this cost? $237,250. Well, it is a Lamborghini.
According to Lamborghini, the new Huracan should be as authentic as any other rear wheel drive sports car. What does this mean, exactly? Simple: the Lamborghini is back to its old, mad self.
It’s a lot less stable than the all wheel drive version; with power only going to the rear wheels, oversteer will be all-too-common.
The lowered stability means the Huracan will not appeal to drivers who just want to own a Lamborghini because of the prestige it offers. No, the Huracan is a real driver’s car; it’s for the person who wants a challenge when driving and who’s willing to take time to learn how to keep it under control without doing unintentional 3600 turns.