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.