A Rear-Drive Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Is a Recipe for Evil Fun - Maxim

A Rear-Drive Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Is a Recipe for Evil Fun

Time for some burnouts.
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One potential shortcoming of the fantastic all-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan Spyder we drove earlier this year was the inability to use its 580-horsepower 5.2-liter V10 engine to vaporize the rear tires in dramatic fashion worthy of such an ostentatiously eye-catching ride.

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Fortunately, Lambo addressed the matter at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show, with the introduction of a rear-wheel drive Huracan Spyder. A rear-drive coupe was already available, but now the Spyder's drop top will permit smoke from the car's Pirelli PZero rear tires to engulf the driver and passenger.

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When the driver isn't purposely doing burnouts, the rear-drive Huracan Spyder can achieve 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 198 mph.

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This newest entry in the Huracan family can be distinguished by revised front and rear fascias, with enlarged front cool air intakes 

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“The rear-wheel drive Spyder enlarges the Huracan family’s core product range,” says Automobili Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali. “It offers the lifestyle appeal of open-air motoring with the pure thrill of rear-wheel drive engineering." 

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The rear-drive Spyder will hit dealers in January, priced between the $199,800 entry-level rear-drive coupe and the $238,500 all-wheel drive coupe.

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