Car News 20 Nov 2015

Lamborghini Huracan now available with rear-wheel drive

Lamborghini has revealed its new rear-wheel drive Huracan at the LA Auto Show. The LP 580-2 variant will be cheaper and 33kg lighter than the regular four-wheel drive Huracan and Huracan Spyder.

The new model encourages over-steering characteristics, with new, stiffer springs and 40:60 front:rear weight distribution, to give the driver a more authentic rear-wheel driving experience and faster turning. The V10 engine now puts out 572bhp, rather than the standard 601bhp, and is capable of 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, with a new top speed of 199mph and 398lb ft torque.

The LP 580-2 will feature the same dual-clutch seven speed transmission, but the driving modes have been recalibrated for stability and traction control.  External changes include new front air intakes to increase downforce over the front axle and a modified rear-spoiler designed to work with the diffuser to improve air flow around the rear. New 19in wheels with specially developed Pirelli tyres come as standard, with the option of 20in alloys.

UK pricing has not yet been released, but is expected to be significantly less than the standard Huracan, judging by the European price cut of €53,000 to €150,000 plus tax.