Lamborghini has officially unveiled the Huracán LP 580-2, a new two-wheel drive version of the Huracán coupe.
Exterior design changes include revised front and rear-end styling, with the adoption of air intakes to increase downward pressure on the front axle. The car sits on 19-inch ‘Kari’ wheels that are wrapped in bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres.
Weight distribution is biased 40% at the front/60% at the rear, which the designers say reduces inertia on the front axle. With a dry weight of 1,389 kg, the new model is also 33 kg lighter than the four-wheel-drive version.
There’s also an entirely new power management set-up, encompassing modified suspension, new steering set-up and recalibrated stability and traction controls. Lamborghini engineers say the car’s three driving modes – Strada, Sport and Corsa – are “tuned to provide oversteering characteristics”.
The LP 580-2’s naturally aspirated V10 5.2-litre engine sends 571 bhp to the rear axle. Top speed is 199 mph.
“From the beginning, we set out to develop the Huracán with the intent to offer both four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive models to our customers,” said Lamborghini R&D boss, Maurizio Reggiani.
“The rear-wheel drive Huracán is the third version of our successful V10 model and also the most focused on pure driver enjoyment,” added company CEO, Stephan Winkelmann.