Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder: a 202mph open-top thriller

Published: 26 February 2019

► 2019 Lambo Huracan EVO
► Power boost and rear-steer
► Plus new Spyder revealed

Lamborghini's new Huracan EVO is here and it's spawned a convertible Spyder version, too. The 'EVO' is a heavy facelift to the V10 supercar from the raging bull.

We'll see the new Spyder in the metal at the 2019 Geneva motor show.

Is the engine still that V10?

Thankfully, yes. Lamborghini has taken out the engine from the Performante for this new model, so there’s 631bhp available at a screaming 8000rpm and 442lb ft from a 5.2-litre V10 connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box.

The 0-62mph sprint is over with in 2.9 seconds – the same time as the Performante – and on to a max speed of 202mph. The Spyder achieves the sprint in 3.1 seconds and has the same top speed as the coupe.

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 with a fantastically Italian name: Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI).

Lambo Huracan 2019 rear

The Huracan is still all-wheel drive, so 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. It also has 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 Huracan front tracking 2019

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 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 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 (2019): price and release date

Lamborghini’s updated Huracan goes on sale in Spring 2019, with a UK price £165,256 before taxes, with the Spyder chiming in at £181,781.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches