Lamborghini has revealed a convertible version of its rear-wheel drive LP580-2 Huracán at the LA Auto Show.
The rear-wheel-drive Huracán was formerly only available as a coupé, and so the new soft-top variant both enlarges and completes the Huracán family.
Externally, the Spyder model features a newly designed front and rear with a slightly more aggressive look than the four-wheel drive version. It’s also 33 kg lighter than the latter.
Opening and closing of the roof is said to take just 17 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph. With the top down, two fins also become visible that start at the seatbacks and continue the roof line to the rear; the designers say the fins serve a key aerodynamic function by improving airflow through the engine compartment, which is covered by a slatted engine bonnet specific to the Spyder.
The mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, meanwhile, sends 572 bhp to the rear axle, while acceleration from 0-62 mph is claimed to take 3.6 seconds. Top speed is listed at 198 mph.
Lamborghini says the rear-wheel drive Spyder will be available in markets worldwide from January 2017, priced between the two and four-wheel drive coupe models.