Lamborghini Confirms RWD Huracan, Here's the Story Behind It

Now that the Lamborghini Huracan is among us, we can expect the Raging Bull to start unleashing its special editions magic upon us. Lamborghini has recently confirmed that it will build a rear-wheel drive Huracan and we expect this to be nothing short of a blast.
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Sure, the statement above could sound like an unedited report from Captain Obivous, but that’s far from the truth. As we found out during our Gallardo LP550-2 Spyder review, the RWD Gallardos weren’t as sharp in their league as the AWD ones were in their class.

For one thing, the RWD Gallardo understeers a bit more than it should, in a bid to keep the experience on the safe side. Sant’Agata Bolognese is now ready to go to the next step and they’ve already dropped the first hint on this.

Remember the Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo, the racer unveiled over the past weekend at Pebble Beach? Lamborghini said the switch to RWD (the Gallardo Super Trofeo used AWD) was made to help their drivers migrate towards the rear-wheel drive GT3 racing class, where the carmaker will field a future motorsport version of the Huracan.

Nonetheless, the lessons learned on the track will also allow Lambo to perform in the RWD road supercar arena, where the competition is more than fierce - Ferrari has its Formula One-derived E-Diff electronically-controlled LSD and the F1 Trac electronics. McLaren comes with an open diff, but features one the most advanced electronics we’ve seen on a rear-wheel driven supercar, with the electronic LSD simulator making wonders on the road.

By the way, Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, has confirmed the expected Huracan RWD for autocar. Nevertheless, it is unclear whether this will be offered in limited numbers or not.

Like we said, the Huracan will treat us with a bouquet of editions. In fact, it’s the Spyder that comes next, with the vehicle expected to be released next year as a 2016 model. This is also a Huracan version that will bring a crucial change, as the Gallardo’s canvas roof is expected to be left behind, probably in the favor of a folding hardtop such as the ones featured by the Ferrari 458 Spider and the McLaren 12C Spider 650S Spider.

A lighter, even more focused Huracan should follow (this could borrow the Gallardo’s Superleggera designation) and, after that, the model will receive its mid-life revamp. Subsequently, we should see even more outlandish Huracan editions, such as a road-going incarnation of the Super Trofeo racecar.
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