Exactly one year ago on March 6th, Lamborghini decided to finally reveal the Huracan Performance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This year, the automaker decided to get rid of the coupe’s roof for the same event that is held yearly in Switzerland. The Spyder pretty much has everything you would want in the fixed roof model, but only this model can pull off this type of body style, with the open top.
Even with the company’s same Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA), the soft top Spyder has not been hampered in any way. The reason for the ALA is for it to create the sleekest body possible and consequently boost performance. The droptop Huracan also borrowed the coupe’s revised four-wheel drive system, along with an upgraded suspension and the optimized stability control.
Aside from that, Lamborghini’s engineers gave the droptop a lot of forged carbon fiber bits to cut down a total of 35 kilograms (77 pounds) over the standard Huracan Spyder, while also fiddling with its steering. The model now weighs 1,507 kilograms (3,322 pounds) when dry - distributed 43:57 front/rear. The fabric roof can then be lowered at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour).
Taking the soft top down will only take 17 seconds. Lamborghini engineers installed an integrated duct with fins so that turbulence can be reduced when the roof is down. There are also two removable wind guards that lower the amount of noise generated by the lateral aerodynamic pulsations.
Similar to the coupe version, under the hood of the Huracan Spyder Performante is a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 engine with as much as 640 horsepower (470 kilowatts) at 8,000 rpm and 600 Newton-metres (442 pound-feet) of torque from 6,500 rpm. When doing the zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint, it will need only 3.1 seconds, while hitting 124 miles per hour (200 miles per hour) will only take 9.3 seconds. As for the top speed, it can go as fast as 202 miles per hour (325 kilometers per hour).
The automaker plans to start deliveries of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder beginning this summer. To qualify, you’d have to be willing to pay at least $308,859 in the United States or 219,585 euros in Europe.
That may sound extremely expensive to you, but considering its output of 640 horsepower, its driving dynamics, as well as the fact that it has lost up to 35 kilograms compared to the Huracan Spyder, then we think that it probably is worth every single dollar you shell out.