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Say Hello to the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 RWD Edition

By Victor Baker


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Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 RWD Edition

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 finally has an official successor, and it’s this red masterpiece: the Huracan LP 580-2. Unveiled at the 2015 LA Auto Show, the newest supercar to roll out of the Italian factory is going ‘crazy’, adopting a “tail-happy” rear-wheel drive layout.

But there’s more to it than meets the eye, as Lamborghini also came up with a new setup for the springs and anti-roll bars on a double wishbone suspension, allowing for a 50 percent improvement in torsional stiffness, compared to the Gallardo LP 550-2.

The supercar allows the driver to choose between three different driving modes: STRADA, for daily use, SPORT, obviously for a sportier drive and CORSA – meant for maximum performance in track mode. Weighing in at 1,389 kg (3,062 lbs), this RWD version is actually 33 kg (73 lbs) lighter than the four-wheel drive version, as you’d expect.

The automaker also added the LPI, a sensor placed in the model’s center of gravity, which traces all 3D movements, providing real-time info to the optional MRS system, steering and stability control systems. Basically, this allows the driver to constantly improve his driving skills.

The 5.2-liter V10 naturally aspirated engine is still there although less powerful than the standard Huracan; but the 580 PS (572 HP) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque should be enough to get anyone smiling.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 RWD Edition

What’s interesting is that Lamborghini went for cylinder deactivation technology, just like in other Huracan models, thinking about fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

The engine was mated to the same seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, although a manual version would’ve been loads more fun. Speaking of which, the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is dealt with in 3.4 seconds, with the top speed standing at 320 km/h (199 mph).

On the outside, the Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 RWD looks a bit more refined. It now features large front air intakes, a spoiler lip at the rear, as well as a rear diffuser in the underbody. The steel brakes, with aluminum disc calipers, are complemented by 19-inch Kari alloys wrapped in Pirelli PZero rubber, specifically developed for the rear-wheel drive model.

Inside the cabin, you’ll find the newest Lamborghini Infotainment System II, with a 12.3-inch high-res TFT instrument panel. The supercar is currently available for order, with the Ad Personam personalization program adds “limitless” external and internal color combinations to make any dream happen.

The suggested pre-tax retail price is €150,000 or around $160,000.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 RWD Edition

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