The new Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder will skid on demand

Just like its coupe sibling
by Vijay Pattni | May 8, 2020
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Lamborghini is very much...open for business. Quite literally. Here, we present the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder, an open-top version of a car we’re rather fond of.

This Spyder promises the same penchant for skids its coupe sibling demonstrated in amusing fashion. Says it all on the box, really: This being rear-drive, there are no front driveshafts, so it’s lighter—1,509kg dry—with a rear-biased weight distribution, too.

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With the car shorn of traction and a roof, its 0-100kph sprint takes 3.5sec (versus 3.3sec for the Coupe), which in today’s troubling times is what you can probably get out of a premium hot hatch. However, premium hot hatches don’t have socking great 5.2-liter V10 engines.

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And sans roof, a socking great 5.2-liter V10 is all the medicine your little heart requires. Because after a mere 17sec of waiting for the roof to stow, you can enjoy 603hp and 559Nm via the medium of noise. It’ll do 0-200kph in 9.6sec, too, and top out at 323kph. That’s...that’s plenty fast enough.

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There are modes to harness the speed, of course: Lambo’s traditional Strada, Sport (that’s the skiddy one), and Corsa (better traction for circuit heroics, maybe). The shocks are passive, and you get Lamborghini’s ‘Dynamic Steering’ setup, 19-inch wheels with steel brakes as standard, or 20-inchers with carbon-ceramic stoppers as an option.

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As per the RWD Coupe, this Spyder features a new front splitter with larger air intakes, but debuts a brand-new diffuser in the rear bumper. Inside, it’s as per the Coupe, too: an 8.4-inch touchscreen sits in the center console, there’s a digital dash in front of the driver, and the rest of the cabin is all very...Lamborghini. If you know, you know.

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“The driver is perfectly in touch with Lamborghini’s engineering heritage,” explains Lambo boss Stefano Domenicali, “experiencing the feedback and engagement from the setup of a rear-wheel-drive car where electronic intrusion is minimized, while enjoying the sense of freedom and spirit of life that only open-top driving provides.”

This particular sense of freedom will set you back £188,800 (P11.8 million; the Coupe starts at £172,400 or P10.8 million)). Which doesn’t, of course, account for the many tires you will likely destroy as you skid around with merry abandon...

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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