New car debrief: Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, CAR+ October 2015

Published: 16 September 2015

► Bringing you news on the Huracan Spyder
► Naturally-aspirated V10 remains
► Not quite as quick as new turbo-rivals 

1) Hold on to your hat

Sure as night follows day, and a hangover follows a really decent night, there’s now a Huracan Spyder following the Huracan coupe. A 602bhp 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 and a retractable roof? That ought to clear your head. Quickly.

2) Fabric attraction

Unlike certain rivals we could mention *cough* Ferrari and McLaren *cough* Lambo has stuck with a simple fabric roof rather than fit a fancy folding hardtop. This keeps the weight down, but it’s still 100kg heavier than the coupe. 

3) Fast enough?

15 seconds to stow the Lambo’s roof seems strong, until you learn the 488 Spider only needs 14. Plus the Ferrari’s 3.0sec 0-62mph smashes the Huracan’s 3.5 (also some 0.3sec slower than the coupe). But still: no turbos and a V10. 

4) Bring the noise

You can drop the top at up to 30mph, and the rear window can be lowered independently, guaranteeing aural pleasure. With all-wheel drive and a 202mph+ top speed, it’s yours from £205,400 in spring 2016.

By CJ Hubbard

Former CAR magazine associate editor, road tester, organiser, extremely variable average wheel count