RWD Lamborghini Huracan Could Debut in 2016

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Given that the success of every exotic car is based on offering customers plenty of choices, we always knew that the brand new Lamborghini Huracan would eventually go the way of the Gallardo-based Valentino Balboni edition and offer rear-wheel drive. But that could happen as early as 2016, according to a new report that came out today.
The Raging Bull's new chief test driver, Giorgio Sanna, told EVO magazine that two rear-wheel drive versions of the Huracan will be made. The story may have been taken down, but not before Motoring picked it up. The announcement will be made public in 2016, which means they could already be under development.

This information was let slip at the track launch of the Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo in Malaysia. One of the two road cars will have the same hardcore attitude and might compete with Ferrari's new 488 GTB turbocharged supercar.

A more mainstream version will follow, which is likely going to be just a tickled LP 610 without power at the front.

Of course, Lamborghini tried to do the same thing with the old V10 supercar, the Gallardo. It first launched the Valentino Balboni edition and followed that up with LP 550-2 Spyder.

A RWD V10 supercar sounds great, but as we learned when we tested one, the setup can be wrong. To make it as safe as the -4 models, Lamborghini gave it plenty of understeer and uninspiring handling characteristics. Boo and hiss!

But a great deal of things have changed since then. For example, the Huracan uses a twin-clutch gearbox which changes gears faster and better than the old unit. The chassis of the Huracan is also lighter and stiffer. But the biggest helping hand could come from Audi, who are considering a RWD version of their new R8.
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