Automobili Lamborghini has unveiled the two-wheel drive version of its Huracán coupe, the Huracán LP 580-2 at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. At first glance, it is very easy to tell how the Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 is different from its four wheel-drive sibling.
Lamborghini was able to save weight by employing a hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber chassis. The vehicle's weight distribution is biased 40 percent at the front and 60 percent at the rear, which means lesser inertia on the front axle.
Likewise, Lamborghini used a new setup for springs and anti-roll bars on double wishbone suspension, thereby improving the Huracán LP 580-2's torsional stiffness by 50-percent, compared to the Gallardo LP 550-2. For remarkable control and agility, the Huracán LP 580-2 is fitted with electronic power steering and could be specified with the more reliable Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS).
Moreover, thanks to new rear kinematics, the vehicle's 'centered' feeling has been enhanced. On the other hand, the vehicle features the Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) sensor system, which is located in the center of gravity of the car. LPI traces all 3D movements and provides real time information to the available Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS), steering and stability control systems.
Likewise, the carmaker regulated the ESC to adapt to all adherence conditions while emphasizing the rear-wheel drive behavior in each driving mode. Lamborghini did not just turn the four-wheel-drive Huracán into another two-wheel-drive version, it also reengineered the Huracán LP 580-2 to allow drivers to have more fun while on the road.
This feeling can be attributed to the fact that the Huracán LP 580-2 could be driven in three different modes; a driver just needs to press the ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management) button on the steering wheel. For those who want a slight understeering feedback and a traction-oriented driving manner, they could select the STRADA mode, which is applicable for everyday driving.
For those who want to experience sporty driving with light oversteering behavior, they could select the SPORT mode. On the other hand, those who prefer maximum performance in track mode with a neutral steering behavior could opt for CORSA.
Customers could avail of the LP 580-2 with a full range of Huracán external and internal colors and trims to select from. They could also opt to enjoy Lamborghini's personalization program Ad Personam, which allows them to choose any external and internal colors of their liking.
Offered with the latest Lamborghini Infotainment System II and a 12.3-inch high-resolution TFT instrument panel, the Huracán LP 580-2 could be purchased from the Lamborghini dealerships in Europe at a suggested retail price of EUR150,000, excluding tax.
The two-wheel-drive Huracán LP 580-2 is the latest of Lamborghini's Lamborghini rear-wheel drive models, which include the Gallardo LP 550-2 and the rear-wheel-drive versions of the Lamborghini Miura, Countach and Diablo. Lamborghini also has a rear-wheel-drive racer in the persona of iHuracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, which is currently competing in this year's three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Europe, Asia and USA.