The Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 was recently revealed to the world at a private event in Los Angeles, rather than the Los Angeles Auto Show 2015. As the name implies, the LP580-2 is a rear-wheel drive version of the hugely popular Huracan and follows in the vein of the RWD Gallardo variants.
The advantage to the two-wheel drive Huracan is of course the rear-wheel drive platform. In the Huracan, the deletion of the all-wheel drive system allows a dry weight advantage of 33 kg over the standard car. It gets a reduction in power of 30 hp which contributes to a 0.6 second slower 100 km/h time.
The overall figures are therefore 1,389 kg of dry weight, a 5.2 litre V10 powerplant and a total power output of 580 hp. 75% of torque is made available at 1,000 rpm. Weight balance is 40% at the front and 60% at the rear for that authentic rear wheel drive feel.
Suspension is new with a new setup for springs and anti-roll bars on double wishbone suspension. Torsional stiffness of the Huracan LP 580-2 is improved by 50% compared to the Gallardo LP 550-2. No word of a manual gearbox, instead the LP580-2 gets a Lamborghini Doppia Frizione (LDF) seven-speed dual clutch.