The latest iteration of the Lamborghini Huracan isn't the fastest or most powerful, but its thrilling potential for open-air oversteering may make it the most fun to drive.
Revealed on Lambo's website with some clever Augmented Reality-inspired sounds and graphics, the Huracan EVO RWD Spyder is the convertible version of the rear-wheel-drive Huracan EVO coupe released earlier this year. It still runs a dialed back version of the 5.2-liter V10, which makes 610 horsepower instead of the 630-640 horsepower produced in AWD Huracan EVOs.
Even with the same seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the engine's slightly detuned output drops the EVO RWD Spyder's 60 mph-sprint time to a brisk 3.5 seconds, as compared to the extraordinarily quick 2.4 seconds needed for its AWD stablemates to achieve the same speed. But as Car and Driver notes, the EVO RWD Spyder also costs $58,000 less.
While all Huracans maintain the same lean lines and shape, the drift-ready Raging Bull is distinguished by a new front splitter, vertical fins within larger front air intakes, and a rear bumper in high-gloss black that incorporates a new diffuser. The top can be dropped in 17 seconds at up to 31 mph.
The interior, pictured here with bright Lambo yellow leather and carbon fiber seats, features the marque's standard 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center console, which controls the car’s functions and supports entertainment tech like Apple CarPlay. Drivers can choose between three modes: Strada for all-weather stability and minimal rear-wheel slippage, Sport for aggressive acceleration with limited torque, and Corsa for unrestrained track days.
Starting at $229,428, the Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder hits dealers in the summer.