Stephen Winkelmann Hints at Rear-Drive Lamborghini Huracan

At the weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lamborghini introduced the Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo. Not only is it noteworthy for the obvious fact that it is a stripped down, racing derivative of the potent Huracan, but also because of the fact that it is rear-wheel drive. We weren’t expecting this when the car was revealed considering the current Gallardo Super Trofeo race cars feature permanent all-wheel drive.

As a result, there’s certainly a possibility that a rear-wheel drive road-going Huracan could be created. And it just so happens that while speaking with Autocar at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann hinted that such a model is likely to come to fruition.

“We did it with the Gallardo so it might be an option. We are a four-wheel-drive super-sports car [manufacturer] but why should we not do a rear-drive option?” he said.

Beyond the possibility of a rear-wheel drive Huracan version, Winkelmann confirmed that just like the Gallardo, a huge range of Huracan Variants will hit the market saying, “We need lots of derivatives. Customers expect it and we always need something new to talk about.”

The first of those variants is expected to be the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder. That model is set to arrive next year and in the coming months, prototypes are likely to be spied testing. It will be extremely interesting to see if Lamborghini utilises a similar folding top to the Gallardo Spyder or if it opts for a folding hardtop as used by the Ferrari 458 Spider and McLaren 650S Spider.

Beyond the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, we expect a lightened and slightly more powerful Superleggera model to debut not too long after. Beyond that, numerous other lightened versions, both in coupe and convertible form, as well as Huracan models with unique paint jobs and interior finishes are likely.

Despite the rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo actually costing less than the all-wheel drive model when it hit the market, the rear-wheel drive Huracan could carry a small premium over the standard model.

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