Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder drops its top in Frankfurt

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 16, 2015

Audiences at the Frankfurt International Motor Show were once again treated to a fascinating display from Automobili Lamborghini. The Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder was presented -- a coupé with the performance and power plus the emotion attained from open-air driving. Some may feel that this new offering from Lamborghini is simply the Huracán LP 610-4’s open top version. However the similarities stop there as the new Huracán Spyder still has a lot more to offer. Lamborghini has long been known to provide luxurious comfort though its dynamic design and the Huracán Spyder represents much more than this.

Its 5.2l V10 engine can produce power of 449 kW / 610 hp. Maximum speed of the engine is 324 km/h or 201 mph with acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (0 mph to 62 mph) achieved in about 3.4 seconds. Driving behavior is greatly improved with the addition of new innovations like the electronically controlled all-wheel drive plus the 'stop start' and 'cylinder on demand' combination. Another important feature is the hybrid chassis with its front and rear having components made of aluminum in combination with carbon fiber elements in the occupants’ cell.

Aside from the chassis, the exterior is made from aluminum as well. Due to the lightness of the chassis, torsional stiffness is improved and is better compared to other open top vehicles. In fact, the Spyder is even better by 40% compared to the previous Gallardo model. Handling precision is improved as well, making it at par with that of a race car. The resulting total weight is 1,542 kilograms or about 3,399 lbs. thus ensuring that power-to-weight ratio stands at 2.53 kilograms (5.57 lbs) per hp.

Aerodynamics of the Spyder has also been improved due to the large diffuser that can dissipate the air under its rear end. The addition of a fixed spoiler to the tail plus the smooth and flat underbody helps with the aerodynamics as well. The downforce has been improved as well and surpasses the previous model by as much as 50%. When the roof of this amazing coupé is closed, the drag coefficient is reduced and the wind noise is eliminated.

With its Ad Personam individualization program, other alternatives are offered, including five colors for the matt exterior. Other standard items that contribute to the already luxurious personality of the Huracán Spyder include the Giano 20-inch wheels and LED headlamps and rear lights. There is of course the Lamborghini Infotainment System II with its operating terminal placed on the console’s center-tunnel. Additionally there are new options offered that further define the Spyder‘s high-tech charm like the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system.

For selected markets, there is the Sensonum high end Sound system. It is important to note that the performance of the Huracán Spyder LP 610-4 can in fact be determined from the name itself. The '610' for example refers to the horsepower while '4' is indicative of the all-wheel drive.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder starts at 186,450 Euros or about $211,300.
The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds.
Top Speed
Maximum speed is 324 km/h or 201 mph.
The V10 engine delivers 610 hp at 8,250 rpm and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque.
Exterior Design

The design is just as impressive making it not just exciting to drive but also to look at. It shows the latest evolution as it relates to the characteristic design language of the Lamborghini which is the principle that 'form follows function'.

Undeniably, the most distinguishing characteristic is the soft top. The Huracán Spyder stands at 46.46 inches high or around 1.18 meters. The soft top meanwhile has a length of 4.46 meters (175.59 in) and width of 1.92 meters (75.59 in).

When the top is up, it can fit seamlessly to its silhouette. When it is down, it is hidden, ensuring that the use of space remains efficient and center of gravity is maintained. Furthermore it can also show the powerful and athletic lines.

The automatic pop-up safety bars are hidden so as not to ruin the low silhouette while the top is down. Lamborghini says that the roof will be available in black, brown, or red colors. The lightweight soft top is controlled by a new electrohydraulic and can be operated through a button on its central tunnel. The soft top can open in 17 seconds even while driving up to a speed of 50 km/h or 31 mph.

Regardless of whether the top is down or up, the rear window can still be controlled electronically. When it is closed, the rear window acts like a windshield and when open, it can amplify the unique sound of the V10 engine. In order to make the design even more unique especially when the roof is down, Lamborghini developed two movable fins.

What happens is that while the top is in the process of opening, the fins start to rise out the folding roof casing and becomes visible thus defining the design of the car even clearer. Furthermore, the same fins start on the seatbacks continuing to its roof line, shaping the Spyder’s side view thus enhancing even further the already powerful and low appearance.

In order to reduce headroom turbulence especially when driving open top, a duct has been integrated. In order to give more comfort, two lateral wind guards have been added that are also removable.

This ensures that the lateral aerodynamic pulsations are damped while making sure that the acoustics are perfect so conversation remains possible even when driving at high speed. The upper part of the Spyder’s windshield has been cleared of any mobile spoilers or wind nets. This is not just a design feature but was made due to results from aerodynamic studies conducted.

There is also the wind brace which can be embellished with the tone-on-tone Spyder logo. Lamborghini also allows personalization. Finally, the two fins help optimize the airflow that runs through the engine compartment. The fins are covered with a slatted engine bonnet while the engine compartment’s air intakes come in black.

Interior Design

Looking at the interior, the innovative cockpit is the first thing that catches the eye. First is the 12.3-inch TFT that is part of the standard fit Lamborghini Infotainment System II. The TFT display can be configured in different modes allowing the driver access to important information through virtual representation.

It even has a navigation map. Displays made on the TFT display are finely detailed, brilliant, and sharp. Take for example the virtual rev counter needle. To ensure that the flow is smooth even when undergoing acceleration, recalculation is done almost 60 times a second.

The different displays can be controlled by the driver through buttons placed on the Spyder’s steering wheel with other operating elements located on the shift paddles. The button that controls the rear windshield and soft top can be found on the center-tunnel console.

The V10 engine’s start button meanwhile is under a red cover like that found on military jets. From the console are the electric seats that have an ECU allowing movements without the need to make contact with the engine wall. The interior shows high quality with the use of fine nappa leather and Alcantara.

This being a Lamborghini model, individualization is available for the interior. Five trim choices are offered. These are: Elegante, Sportivo with Alcantara, Sportivo bicolor with soft leather, Sportivo bicolor with Alcantara, and Standard. In addition to the trim choices, 17 interior colors are available as well. Its soft top can come in red, brown, or black, which also complements 11 possible external colors.


Going back to its long-stroke V10 engine, the Spyder shows the same performance as that of the Huracán Coupé. With the top down, the Spyder is able to engage the full potential of the sports car engine. With a 5.2-liter displacement, the V10 engine delivers peak power of 449 kW / 610 hp at 8,250 rpm with maximum torque of 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. With a maximum revolution of 8,700 rpm, this engine is very responsive.

It has the "Iniezione Diretta Stratificata" systems that can combine the direct gas injection and indirect gasoline injection. The V10 engine gives a peak speed of 324 km/h or about 201 mph. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 3.4 seconds and 10.2 seconds when going from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph).

These are all made possible with the use of the latest stop start technology and its cylinder on demand, which can deactivate one of its cylinder banks when driving under partial load. Fuel consumption is reduced to just 12.3 liters for every 100 km making it meet ECE standards.

Even CO2 emissions have been reduced and are now 14% less than the Gallardo Spyder. Despite the lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions, performance has not been compromised and has in fact been increased.

The V10 engine has been paired with its very own 7-speed dual-clutch "Lamborghini Doppia Frizione" (LDF) gearbox shifts with a hydraulic multi-plate coupling. This coupling is electronically controlled and is cooled to get maximum performance. It can also switch the torque easily between its two axles and help with the 43/57 front and rear weight distribution.

At its rear portion is a mechanical differential lock that guarantees powerful traction. Like the other coupé models, the Huracán Spyder also has the Advanced Network Intelligence Management or ANIMA switch. This is the system that allows the driver to choose between different driving modes: "Corsa", "Sport", and "Strada".

Depending on the program chosen, it can have different effects on the various components like the all-wheel drive, engine, ESC handling system, sound, and transmission. Another system that enhances the performance is the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale system.

Now the movement of the Huracán Spyder is monitored by six different sensors. Once the information has been gathered, the LPI system is responsible for transmitting it to the different handling systems. While the engine already ensures the improved performance of this open top coupé, the carbon-ceramic standard-fit brake system ensures reliable and powerful deceleration.

The front discs of the Spyder have a diameter of 380 millimeters, or around 14.96 inches. The company gives buyers the option of having the brake calipers in the color of their choice. On all its four wheels, we see wishbone double suspension arms made of lightweight aluminum.

Another system that is unique to Lamborghini is its Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system which the company offers as an option. This LDS is very unique as it can adapt the ratio to the road speed. The magneto-rheological damper control enables the system to make the necessary changes to the damper characteristics, depending on the style or need of the driver.


The new Spyder continues to show high quality and is manufactured at Automobili Lamborghini’s production facility located in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Deliveries will start in the spring of 2016. Its price has been set at 186.450 Euros plus taxes.

Indeed the Huracán Spyder represents breathtaking performance, inspiring technology, and outstanding quality.

The new soft top gives it a more distinctive appearance whether closed or open and provides maximum comfort without sacrificing performance and handling. The Huracán Spyder continues the trademark that made the Lamborghini what it is today.

Press Release

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder: Performance and lifestyle under the open sky

Sant'Agata Bolognese/Frankfurt, 14.09.2015 – Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder at Frankfurt International Motor Show. The open top version of the Huracán LP 610-4 combines the power and performance of the coupé with the emotion of open-air driving.

"The Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is the next chapter in the success story of the naturally aspirated V10 Huracán, and continues a Lamborghini tradition of open air motoring," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The Huracán Spyder combines the innovation, performance and appeal of the Huracán coupé, with new technologies and an added emotional dimension. Its predecessor, the Gallardo Spyder, was the best-selling open top model in Lamborghini's history: we expect the Huracán Spyder to exceed its predecessor in every way."

The new Huracán Spyder stands for inspiring technology, outstanding quality and breathtaking performance. Luxurious comfort with a pure and dynamic design ensures the convertible version of the Huracán is an iconic Lamborghini in its own right. Its lightweight, electrohydraulic soft top gives the new Lamborghini a distinctive presence with roof both open and closed, and maximum comfort for driver and passenger with uncompromising handling and performance.

The naturally aspirated 5.2l V10 engine produces 449 kW / 610 hp. The new Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph). The Spyder also includes new technical features of the 2016 model year Huracán family, including 'cylinder on demand' in combination with 'stop start', and a new electronically controlled all-wheel drive set-up for even improved driving behavior.

Design and the new soft top solution

The Huracán Spyder demonstrates the latest evolution of Lamborghini's characteristic design language. It provides outstanding visual impact while adhering to the Lamborghini principle of 'form follows function': the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is as exciting to look at as it is to drive.
The most distinctive feature of the Huracán Spyder is its new soft top. The roof is available in three different colors: black, brown and red. Even with the roof up, the lines of the Spyder differ significantly from those of the coupé. At 4.46 meters (175.59 in) long and 1.92 meters (75.59 in) wide, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder stands just 1.18 meters (46.46 in) high. The lightweight soft top fits perfectly into the Spyder's silhouette while up, and when down is hidden away into the most efficient space possible, maintaining the Spyder's perfect center of gravity and revealing the athletic and equally powerful lines of the open car. Hidden automatic pop-up safety bars do not spoil the open car's low silhouette.

The new electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top opens via a button positioned on the central tunnel in just 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). Whether the soft top is up or down, the driver can also electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, as an amplifier of the unique engine sound of the naturally aspirated V10.

With the roof down, a distinctive design solution with two movable fins has been developed. The fins become visible during the opening process, rising out of the folding roof casing and perfectly defining the design of the open car. Enhancing the car's low, powerful appearance, these rear fins that start at the seatbacks continue the roof line to the rear, perfectly shaping the side view of the Spyder. An integrated duct reduces turbulence in the headroom during open top driving.

For even further comfort there are two removable lateral wind guards damping the lateral aerodynamic pulsations, thus ensuring perfect acoustic comfort that allows a conversation even at high speeds. Aerodynamic studies have resulted in leaving the upper part of the windshield free from any wind nets or mobile spoilers. A simple wind brace is discreetly embellished tone-on-tone with the Huracán Spyder's logo, or can be additionally personalized.

Last but not least, the two fins contribute to optimizing airflow through the engine compartment, which is covered by a slatted engine bonnet specific to the Spyder. The air intakes of the engine compartment are painted in black.


The hybrid chassis of the Huracán Spyder LP 610-4 combines aluminum components front and rear with extensive carbon fiber elements in the occupants' cell. The exterior skin is made from aluminum.

This lightweight chassis provides exceptional torsional stiffness for an open top car, improved by 40% over its Gallardo predecessor, and delivering the handling precision of a race car whilst forming the backbone of the lightweight engineering concept. The new Spyder boasts a dry weight of just 1,542 kilograms (3,399 lbs), giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 2.53 kilograms (5.57 lbs) per hp.

The Huracán Spyder's outstanding aerodynamics include a fully flat and smooth underbody, while a large diffuser dissipates air beneath the rear end and a fixed spoiler is integrated into the tail. In terms of downforce, the Huracán Spyder exceeds its Gallardo predecessor by 50%, and with roof closed benefits from a very low drag coefficient with wind noise virtually eliminated.


The naturally aspirated, long-stroke V10 engine delivers its full, engaging potential in the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, especially with the top down. Offering the same technical qualities as in the Huracán Coupé, it is a sports car engine at its very best. It is extremely responsive, revs up to 8,700 rpm and composes a richly tuneful and unmistakeable symphony of sound. From its 5.2-liter displacement, it generates 449 kW / 610 hp at 8,250 rpm, delivering 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. The "Iniezione Diretta Stratificata" combines direct and indirect gasoline injection.
The top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph) and the acceleration figures – 0 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.2 seconds – confirm the uncompromised performance of the two-seater Spyder. Thanks in part to the new stop start technology and cylinder on demand, i.e. the deactivation of one cylinder bank under partial load, its ECE standardized fuel consumption is a mere 12.3 liters per 100 km. The Huracán Spyder's CO2 emissions have been reduced by 14% compared to the Gallardo Spyder, despite a significant increase in performance.
The "Lamborghini Doppia Frizione" (LDF) 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox shifts at lightning speed. At the heart of the transmission is a hydraulic multi-plate coupling. The fully electronically controlled coupling, which is actively cooled for maximum performance, can switch the torque freely between the two axles, with perfect weight distribution of 43/57 front/rear, as in the coupé. At the rear, a mechanical differential lock ensures powerful traction.

As in the coupé, the ANIMA switch (Advanced Network Intelligence MAnagement) on the steering wheel allows various driving modes to be selected, from sporty and dynamic to extreme performance and handling. The three different programs "Strada", "Sport" and "Corsa" impact the characteristics of the engine, sound, transmission, all-wheel drive and ESC handling system. Working in the background is the LPI system (Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale). Six sensors supply information on the car's movement; the LPI then sends the information at lightning speed to all handling systems.

The standard-fit carbon-ceramic brake system provides the Huracán Spyder with immensely powerful and reliable deceleration. The front discs measure 380 millimeters (14.96 in) in diameter and, as an option, Lamborghini also offers painted brake calipers in a choice of colors. There are lightweight aluminum double wishbone suspension arms at all four wheels.

Lamborghini offers the optional LDS (Lamborghini Dynamic Steering) system, which adapts its ratio to the road speed, and magneto-rheological damper control, which changes the damper characteristics in accordance with driver preferences and driving style.

Interior and equipment

An innovative cockpit dominates the interior. The 12.3-inch TFT display can be configured in several modes and offers the driver all key information in a virtual representation, including the optional navigation map. The displays are razor sharp, brilliant and incredibly detailed: the virtual rev counter needle, for instance, is recalculated 60 times a second, ensuring it flows absolutely smoothly even under full acceleration. The TFT display is part of the new standard-fit Lamborghini Infotainment System II.

The driver can control the display functions via the buttons on the steering wheel: the only other operating elements are the shift paddles. The buttons for the soft top and the rear windshield are on the center-tunnel console as is the start button for the V10 engine, located beneath a red cover as in a military jet. The electric seats of the Huracán Spyder are equipped with an ECU that ensures all movements are made without engine wall contact.

The slender dashboard and center console contribute to the elegance of the interior design. The beautifully crafted interior, which can be extensively individualized, conveys refined quality and features Alcantara and fine nappa leather. There are five trim choices – Standard, Elegante, Sportivo with Alcantara, Sportivo bicolor with Alcantara and Sportivo bicolor with soft leather – as well as 17 interior colors.

The soft top is available in black, brown and red, complementing a choice of eleven external colors. The Ad Personam individualization program offers further alternatives, including five matt exterior colors.

Standard fit items contribute to the luxurious lifestyle personality of the Huracán Spyder. These include LED headlamps and rear lights, 20-inch Giano wheels and the new multi-media Lamborghini Infotainment System II with operating terminal on the center-tunnel console. In addition, the new options on offer reflect the high-tech character of the new Spyder. These include the exterior Style package and ranges through the Sensonum ® high end Sound system (available in selected markets) to the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system.

Production and pricing

The Huracán Spyder LP 610-4 – the '610' denoting the horsepower and the '4' referring to all-wheel drive – is built to uncompromising quality in a state-of-the-art production facility at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Customer deliveries begin in spring 2016 at a price of 186.450 Euros + taxes.

Technical Data - Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder

Chassis Hybrid chassis made from aluminum and carbon fiber
Bodyshell Outer skin made from aluminum,
and composite material, high quality soft top
Suspension Aluminum double-wishbone suspension
Springs and dampers Steel springs and hydraulic dampers. magneto-rheological damper control available as an option
ESC ESC/ABS characteristics can be adjusted via ANIMA, ESC can be deactivated
Brakes Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum brake servo unit, six-piston calipers at the front, four-piston calipers at the rear
Brake discs Carbon-ceramic brake discs,
∅ 380 x 38 mm front, ∅ 356 x 32 mm rear
Steering Electromechanical power steering, optional LDS steering with variable ratio
Tires (standard) Pirelli 245/30 R20 (front) – 305/30 R20 (rear)
Wheels (standard) 8.5J x 20'' (front) – 11J x 20'' (rear)
Mirrors Electrically controlled exterior mirrors
Airbags Full size dual-stage front airbags
Full size lateral airbags

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