In a world of hybrid this and EV that, you can still trust the Italians to rock that good old internal combustion engine. This is definitely true if you are the fun & lairy marque called Automobili Lamborghini. After nearly a year of its international debut, India has now gotten the delivery of its very first Huracan Evo RWD Spyder. There already exists the Evo RWD Coupe, so the open-top version will certainly add to Lambo India’s portfolio. Speaking of which, the asking price for a new Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder Rs 3.54 Crore (ex-showroom, India).
Speaking about the new Bull in town was Sharad Agarwal, Head of Lamborghini India. He said,
“India is one of the strategic markets for Lamborghini, and we consistently invest to create unique bespoke experiences for our customers. Today is no exception as we deliver the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder to one of our discerning clients. The Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder truly doubles the driving fun, and we look forward to seeing our customers and prospects in India enjoying the sense of freedom and spirit of life that open-top driving provides.”
Compared to the hard-top Coupe, the Spyder variant costs Rs 32 Lakh more. Then again, the latter does ooze more “uff!” factor, so that makes the higher purchase price worth it. One of the other pluses of going for the Spyder is its fabric roof, which can be deployed or retracted (at up to 50 kmph) in 17 seconds. Obviously, taking the roof off, incorporating a complex power-operated convertible mechanism, and strengthening braces in the chassis have added more weight. In the Huracan Eco RWD Spyder’s case, that means it has to lug around an additional 120 kg – its dry mass comes up to just over 1.5 tons.
The general exterior design of the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is mostly similar to the Coupe. However, Lamborghini has tweaked a few bits to set the RWD (rear-wheel-drive) variant apart from the AWD (all-wheel-drive) ones. For starters, the front and rear bumpers of the Spyder are new and different from those found in the Coupe. Then there’s a new front splitter and rear diffuser, both of which allow for improved aerodynamics that caters specifically to this Huracan Evo’s rear-wheel-drive configuration.
Overall, the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder boasts a far lower drag coefficient than its AWD counterparts (with the roof deployed). As far as its visual appeal is concerned, well, this is still a proper Lamborghini – that’s to say, the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder looks like it has come off a rap music video set.
Meanwhile, the interior of the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is almost a carbon copy of the Coupe. The 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system works quite well, and its graphics are pretty neat, too. The same goes for the fully digital driver’s display, which not only looks sharp and sporty, it projects all the information that one would ever need whilst behind the wheel of a V10-powered Lamborghini. As expected, customers can customize the interior to their tastes and liking. Therefore, almost every single Huracan Evo RWD Spyder’s cabin has the potential to look and feel different from the rest. Obviously, one of the biggest fun-factor here is that, with the roof down, there’s all that sky and wind for you to enjoy.
The other thoroughly enjoyable feature of the Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is its incredible 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine. With 610hp and 560Nm of torque on offer, this beautiful engine drives just the rear wheels via the same 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox found in the Coupe. Lambo had worked on this V10 when it was first used in the Coupe, making it even more tractable and responsive through even more of its rev range.
Aside from sounding immensely satisfying (courtesy of there being no roof), this V10 powerplant also gets Lamborghini’s new Performance Traction Control System. Combine all that with the excellent Launch Control System, and the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder will hit 100 kmph in 3.5 seconds, maxing out at 324 kmph. Once you have the base car ready, you will be presented with a rather long list of optional features. Therefore, the Rs 3.54 Crore sticker of the Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is more of a suggestion than its final price.