Lamborghini Aventador Won't Get Rear-Wheel-Drive Version. Ever

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Lamborghini Aventador won't receive an official RWD version, the company's R&D director says.
The recent launch of the Lamborghini Huracan in a rear-wheel-drive flavor arose rumors about a similar variant of the Aventador. While some tuners have developed such variants, the V12 supercar from Sant'Agata Bolognese won't receive an official rear-wheel-drive version.

Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini's research and development director, has stated in an interview with the Brits from Autocar that such a version isn't on the table. Reggiani explains they based the decision on the Aventador's high power and torque levels, which would make a rear-wheel-drive variant difficult to manage.

In other words, an eventual RWD Aventador would be too difficult for most customers to drive in a spirited manner, so Lamborghini decided against it.

Meanwhile, the future Urus SUV could get a rear-wheel-drive version. The company's research and development manager has also suggested that other two-wheel-drive variants are in store for the Lamborghini range in the future.

Lamborghini's official insisted on specifying that all future Aventador derivatives will keep the AWD layout. The Huracan was a change of direction for the brand and rear-wheel-drive versions were considered right from the development stage.

Huracan's RWD version had its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Motor Show. It's called the LP580-2 and is less powerful than the regular, all-wheel-drive Huracan. But losing the components necessary for the four-wheel-drive system made the Huracan LP580-2 the most economical Lamborghini currently on sale.

Before that happens, the brand is preparing for its Geneva Motor Show presence. The Italian supercar maker will show a "Centenario" model at the event. We must state that "Centenario" isn't necessarily the name of the exhibit, but we'll find out more about it in March 2016. Until then, all we have are rumors that announce a Huracan powered by an Aventador engine. This hardcore version could come into production and sell in a limited series.
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