As if the breath-taking coupe Lamborghini rolled out last year wasn’t enough – in 2016 the brand unveiled a drop-top version of the model. The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is just as efficient, high-performing and spectacular as its predecessor, but with the added elegance of a convertible. Starting price for the vehicle is $262,350, but delivery and extras can easily bring the number to $267,545, which is on-par with competitors Ferrari and Aston Martin.
Despite sharing all mechanical elements with last year’s model, the new car has been redesigned in every single way for the sole purpose of eliminating the roof. This is substantial effort on Lamborghini’s part and one that certainly pays off. It is an intense ride with impressive aerodynamics and aggressive appearance. The predatory look is enhanced by the blackened front grill. Four big wheels are mounted on 20-inch blade-style rims and pushed out to the corners of the car. Buyers can opt for a transparent engine bonnet, which discreetly accentuates the car’s curvature.
Custom colours are available for the ceramic brake calipers and you can even order smattering of carbon fiber accents on the aluminum/carbon frame. The exterior of the Huracán is made of lightweight aluminum and composite, making it a surprisingly light convertible compared to competitors.
The real power of the Huracán Spyder comes from within – it sports the same V10 602-horsepower engine as the hardtop model. The brand has used the all-wheel drive on a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as well. Drivers are given three drive modes, in addition to launch control; the paddle shifters can be used if you don’t like automatic when changing gears. There is no manual option though.
Top speed is the same as with the coupe – 201 miles per hour with a 0-62 mph acceleration of 3.4 seconds. Both models share the same drag coefficient for wind resistance, which is a remarkable engineering accomplishment.