Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder Review
Lamborghini’s Huracan is the next screaming and fiery product of Sant ‘Agata’s best-selling model ever, the evil Gallardo, powered by V10.
The first clean design since Audi took over Lambo in the late 1990s, the new car chose where Gallardo left, selling like crazy. Since its launch a few years ago, the new variants have become thick and fast, with 580-2 rear wheels paired with LP610-4 as well as Spyder variants of both. Last month Lambo dropped the madcap and beckoned more than the Performanceante version (or the “totally bonkers” version).
Lamborghini’s local arm made the courageous decision to ensure we could kill two birds with one stone, allowing us to relax in the Huracan Spyder 580-2. Less power, less roof, less wheels, more weight. It means less fun, though?
Is there anything interesting about its design? 8/10
Despite being an acquired hobby, I’m a big fan of Huracan’s superior design, and Spyder is an impressive convertible of the coupe.
The roof is a fabric job and folds in 15 seconds neatly, fast enough to save you from a rain in all but the most sudden of showers. It looks pretty good up, making a good impression on the roof of the coupe, but the roof down with cool speedster hump, Huracan looks monumental.
It’s not a shy and retired car (without Lambo), not a long shot and if you like the attention of local knowledge, the bright yellow (Giallo Tenerife) is the color for you. . A particularly nice touch is the Huracan Spyder script engraved on the windshield header rail.
It’s annoying, there’s only a small cap to get access to the oil filter – unlike the coupe you can’t see the engine through the lid. The rear of Spyder is quite different, with a giant synthetic clamshell lifted off the road to allow the roof to tidy itself up. It is a necessary compromise but also a shame.
The cabin is standard Huracan, with the switchgear being passed down from Audi and the bright red boot button that looks like it should have the word ‘Bombs Away’ written on it. There’s a lot of influence on fighter jets, and it’s a more convincing space than the more expensive Aventador.
How realistic is the inner space? 6/10
Well, well, the usual muttering explanation of how you have to take this car into account and no room for everyday luxuries will have to be enough. You get a cupholder that pops out of the passenger side dash and the front boot will contain 70 liters. There’s not much else you can get in, though you can slide thin items behind the back of the front seat. You will play golf yourself.
It’s a more comfortable interior than the Aventador, with more room and head and a better overall position for the driver and passenger.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
As always, value for money is not one of your top priorities if you are looking for a high-end sports drip car with standard features. The stereo only has four speakers but really, who will listen to Kyle when your ears can reap the Huracan?
You also get dual-zone climate control points, remote central locking (lovingly fitted handle pops out as you get closer), LED headlights, running lights and taillights, technical dashboard number (very cool), electric seats, sat navigation, leather upholstery and a hydraulic lift to help keep the front splitter pristine on the curb.
The stereo is clearly Audi’s MMI, which is a good thing, except that all are crammed into the dashboard, without a separate display.
Naturally the list of options is long. Our car was speculated with a limited hand, with black 20-inch Giamo alloy ($ 9110), front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera ($ 5700 – ahem), clamps. The paint brake is black ($ 1800) and the Lamborghini logo is worth $ 2400. The stitching is very nice and clear.
You can go crazy if you want, spending up to $ 20,000 on translucent paint, $ 10,000 for bucket seats, carbon-fiber bits that can be installed and of course you can trust the right gear. My personal preference for extra cash. If you’re going to drop north of $ 400,000 in a car, I guess a few thousand more.
In terms of value, the Spyder fits into its segment, which is the same price as a less focused Ferrari admitted and a little more than the less powerful R8 Spyder.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 9/10
As the name suggests, 580-2 drops 30 horsepower on version 610-4. In our language, that means Automobili Lamborghini’s 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 (yes, like many parts, shared with the Audi R8) develops 426kW / 540Nm. These figures drop by 23kW and 20Nm on AWD cars.
The official 0-100km / h figure is 3.6 seconds, although it is unlikely that it will be slow (!), Lambo’s figures are often improved thanks to other publications with little effort.
Power is transferred to the rear wheels by a very upgraded dual-clutch transmission from the parent company Audi.