Following in the footsteps of the Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni, the new Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive has arrived. Lamborghini say that the new rear-wheel drive variant of Huracán is an instinctive driver’s car that puts the driver in total control of sheer driving fun.
Power comes from the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine as the Huracán EVO, delivering 610hp, 413lb ft of torque and that glorious V10 noise that we’ve all come to love. The power, now fed solely to the rear wheels, takes the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive from 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 202mph.
Talking of their new Huracán Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive of Automobili Lamborghini, said:
“The Huracán EVO rear-wheel drive puts the car in the driver’s hands: the driving experience is delivered by the hardware,
“This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini’s pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracán EVO RWD’s performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot.”
Due to the fact that this variant of the Huracán EVO is rear-wheel drive, Lamborghini have been able to reduce the car’s weight by 33kg – down to 1,389kg dry – and make the weight distribution 40/60. As with the all-wheel drive Huracán EVO, the RWD variant retains double wishbone suspension with passive shock absorbers but features tuning to the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system to ensure maximum fun and control whilst at the wheel.
Boosting this control and fun, Lamborghini have opted for a new, specially tuned, traction control system called the ‘Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS)’. Offering a range of different driving modes – STRADA, SPORT and CORSA – the system delivers torque in many different ways even when the car is realigning from a drift.
Whilst the styling of the new Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive remains similar to the standard facelifted Huracán EVO, bespoke features – such as a new front splitter with new vertical fins and a redesigned rear diffuser – set it apart from its all-wheel drive sibling. Stunning, isn’t it?