Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder: 602bhp and topless drifts

Published: 07 May 2020

► Lambo's epic Huracan EVO
► Performante engine and rear-steer
► Plus new Spyder and RWD versions

Lamborghini's Huracan EVO range is growing, with new rear-wheel drive versions joining the regular all-wheel drive coupe and Spyder.

Keep reading for your full Huracan briefing.

Is the engine still that V10?

Thankfully, yes.

In the case of the regular EVO coupe and Spyder, Lamborghini has taken out the engine from the pre-update Performante, so there’s 631bhp available at a screaming 8000rpm and 442lb ft from a 5.2-litre V10. For the RWD model, the engine is detuned to 602bhp and 413lb ft. Regardless of which Huracan you pick, that shrieking V10 is connected to a super-slick seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box.

The 0-62mph sprint for the coupe is over with in 2.9sec – the same time as the Performante – and on to a max speed of 202mph. The Spyder achieves the sprint in 3.1sec, the RWD model in 3.3sec and the RWD Spyder in 3.5sec.

Still a brute then…

Maybe so, but Lamborghini says this one is more intelligent at dealing with all of that power due to a new ECU in the all-wheel drive versions with a fantastically Italian name: Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).

Huracan EVO twins

In the standard and Spyder models the new ECU has not only that to manage but the new rear-wheel steering system that features here, too – something all new to the Huracan and something its Audi R8 cousin doesn't get. The adaptive suspension has also been revised for greater stability, says Lambo, and dynamic steering is still optional.

What else is new?

The interior has undergone considerable changes, much to the pleasure of hacks like us that thought the tech was a couple of levels behind the supercar curve. The biggest difference is a new 8.4-inch touchscreen planted low in the dashboard that controls media and climate with very-on-trend-if-gimmicky gesture control. Lamborghini also says the new Huracan can be had with a dual-camera telemetry system for setting your best lap times.

Lamborghini is also pushing its Ad Personam personalisation scheme with the EVO, and points to the new four-layer Arancio Xanto colour, and details including speccing some interior accents in the Carbon Forged Composites made famous by the pre-update Performante. Style packs and ‘carbon skin’ paint are available, too.

Any Huracan EVO Spyder specifics?

The roof can raise or lower in 17 seconds at up to 31mph and there's no detriment to the top speed with the roof down compared to the coupe. Lambo also claims the EVO Spyder has five times the maximum downforce of the previous Spyder.

Huracan Evo spyder interior

What about the Huracan RWD model?

The less-powerful-but-lairier Huracan EVO RWD has a specifically-tuned traction system that allows power to still be fed to the wheels even mid-powerslide. Lambo says the system avoids a sharp cut-off of power when a slide is engaged, allowing better traction upon corner exit.

You can tell some minor differences between the regular EVO and the RWD model in terms of design, too. The RWD has a cleaner front apron with two fat fins cutting diagonally downward, with the front splitter having just one element, rather than the regular car's two. The rear diffuser, too, has been tweaked specifically for the RWD mode.

Huracan EVO twin

Any news on the Huracan's replacement?

Intel suggests the all-new Huracan replacement won't arrive until at least 2022 if not later. It's expected to still use that gorgeous 5.2-litre V10 but it's tipped to be supplemented by electric power to the tune of around 250kW.

Huracan EVO: price and release date

Lamborghini’s updated Huracan is on sale now, with a pre-tax UK price of £137,000 for the RWD, £165,256 for the coupe, and £181,781 for the Spyder.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches