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Lamborghini Huracan Rear-Wheel-Drive Spyder Bursts In with New Naming Strategy

Times are changing at Lamborghini and while the Huracan began its life as the first Sant'Agata Bolognese machine that can be used as a daily driver, the Los Angeles Auto Show marks yet another new step, namely the introduction of the Huracan Rear-Wheel-Drive Spyder derivative.
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At first, it might seem like this is simply the open-top incarnation of the LP580-2 Coupe we already know. However, the Raging Bull has decided to drop the numerical part of the supercar's designation. So don't call this the LP580-2 Spyder.

And while the 5.2-liter V10 occupying the middle section of the supercar still delivers 580 ponies, the roof-chopping process saw the machine gaining 264 lbs (120 kg). Then again, we can always use the other side of the scale footprint comparison, which sees the 2WD Spyder being 73 lbs (33 kg) lighter than its all-paw range mate.

When translating this in terms of performance, we'll tell you the RWD Spyder needs 0.2 seconds more than the RWD Coupe to hit 62 mph, requiring 3.6 seconds to play this game, while its 198 mph (319 km/h) top speed sits just 1 mph below that of the fixed-roof model.

You'll be able to recognize the Huracan Rear-Wheel-Drive spyder by the special front and rear aprons, while Pirelli has also developed a custom version of its P Zero rubber specifically for this model.

Playing with the canvas roof takes 17 seconds, regardless of whether you're willing to let the sun come in or keep the rain out. And you won't generate bad traffic karma, since the top can be operated at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h).

The Raging Bull, now led by a new CEO, ex-Ferrari F1 Boss Stefano Domenicali, hasn't announced the pricing for the freshly baked Spyder, only stating that the model will be slotted in between the LP580-2 Coupe and the "standard" LP610-4 Coupe.

And while the press release does mention oversteer in Corsa, the fiercest of the supercar's three driving modes, we'll remind you that the world has already received its first Huracan drift car.

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