As an addition to their current model range, Lamborghini now presents the new Huracán Evo with rear-wheel drive. As before the facelift, this version is identified by the abbreviation RWD. With a dry weight of 1,389 kilograms, 33 kilograms less than the normal Huracán Evo, resulting from the non-installed drivetrain to the front axle, the ultra-lightweight chassis made of carbon and aluminium and the body made of thermoplastics and aluminium, this version offers more agility and allows for decent drift angles. Behind the passengers, there is still the well-known 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine with a distinctive sound that produces 449 kW/610 hp as well as 560 newtonmeters of torque. It means that the Huracán Evo RWD is minimally weaker than its model brother with four-wheel drive. This also results in the minimally poorer acceleration to 62 mph (3.3 instead of 2.9 seconds) and to 124 mph (9.3 instead of 9.0 seconds). The topspeed, on the other hand, remains the same at 202 mph. A seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is available for power transmission to the rear wheels.
Depending on the chosen setting, the special tuned P-TCS (Performance Traction Control System) provides the best possible traction on dry and wet asphalt as well as on ice and snow. During course corrections after drift manoeuvres, the system directly provides ample torque for fast acceleration. P-TCS intervention depends on the selected driving modes of the ANIMA system, which is operated by the driver with a button on the steering wheel. ANIMA is not only the Italian translation for soul, but also stands for ‘Adaptive Network Intelligent Management’ at Lamborghini. In addition to the ‘Strada’ mode, there are also the ‘Sport’ and ‘Corsa’ modes for experienced drivers who want to experience the full performance of the sports car on closed-off tracks. Lamborghini builds the RWD version with driving pleasure rather than high speed in mind, as CEO Stefano Domenicali points out: “This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini’s pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracán Evo RWD’s performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot.”
Compared to the four-wheel-drive Huracán Evo, the RWD has modified skirts at the front and rear. You can see the difference in our gallery in the last picture. A new splitter and differently shaped air intakes provide accents in the front. At the rear, elements in high-gloss black and the new diffuser provide distinguishing features. The wheel arches are fitted ex works with 19-inch light-alloy wheel in Kari design. Lamborghini also offers optional 20-inch wheel sets and a carbon-ceramic brake system. Driver and passenger are seated in well-formed sports seats. An 8.4-inch HMI touchscreen display is located in the center of the dashboard, providing access to all the car’s comfort and entertainment functions. The Ad Personam customisation programme offers an almost infinite choice of color configurations for both the body and the interior. The yellow presentation paint ‘Giallo Belenus’ has been added to the standard color range, which can be combined with a two-tone leather and Alcantara upholstery in black and yellow.
The first units of the Huracán Evo RWD are due to arrive at the Lamborghini dealerships in spring 2020. Prices start at 159,443 € in Europe, 137,000 GBP in the United Kingdom, US$ 208,751 in the USA and 24,126,941 Yen in Japan (excluding local taxes).