Not as powerful as the regular model, but more affordable and fun

The Lamborghini Huracan is already an emblematic nameplate and the company’s best selling model to date. However, some die-hard fans aren’t exactly happy with its standard four-wheel-drive layout, so Lambo introduced a rear-wheel-drive model in 2016. Come 2020, and the updated Evo model was also launched in RWD trim. The coupe arrived first in January, but the Spyder followed up in May, just in time for the summer. Just like its coupe counterpart, the Spyder RWD is not as powerful as its AWD sibling, but it offers that old-school RWD feeling that some enthusiasts are after in a Lamborghini.

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder uses only two wheels to take off

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder Hits The Market With Unique Looks Exterior
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While the standard Huracan Evo features a permanent all-wheel-drive system to move about, the RWD has the engine sending power to the rear wheels only.

This not only offers customers a different alternative, but also a more affordable version of the Huracan.

The RWD Spyder starts from $229,428 in the United States, which is around $50,000 cheaper than the AWD version.

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder looks a bit different

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder Hits The Market With Unique Looks Exterior
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Rear-wheel traction isn’t the only thing that’s different in this model.

Lambo had to rethink the aerodynamics and the cooling systems of the car, and this resulted in notably different front, and rear ends.

In the front, there’s a brand-new bumper with a wider and longer splitter. The center vent misses the thin winglets seen on the AWD model, while the side vents are significantly bigger.

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In the rear, we can see a brand-new diffuser that’s not as aggressive as the one on the AWD model. While the latter features a race-inspired unit with five big vertical fins, the RWD model sports a pair of smaller fins onto the sides and an even smaller fin right in the center.

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The lightweight soft-top, on the other hand, is identical to the AWD model. It takes 17 seconds to fold under the rear hood at speeds of up to 31 mph, and it’s available in a range of colors to complement or contrast the body.

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is powered by a detuned V-10

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder Hits The Market With Unique Looks Exterior
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Just like its predecessor, the Huracan Evo is a bit less powerful than the regular Evo Spyder. While the regular Evo is just as powerful as the previous Performance version at 631 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, the RWD variant features a detuned 5.2-liter V-10. Specifically, the mill pumps out 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque, so the RWD layout translates into a 29-horsepower and 20-pound-foot deficit.

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is slower than the regular model

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder Hits The Market With Unique Looks Exterior
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As you might have already guessed, the less powerful engine and the RWD setup make this Spyder slower than the regular AWD model. Lambo says that the drop-top hits 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, which is 0.4 clicks slower than its all-wheel-drive sibling. Top speed has decreased as well, but only slightly from 202 to 201 mph.

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder is better than its predecessor

Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder Hits The Market With Unique Looks Exterior
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Although slower and less powerful than the AWD model, the Evo RWD Spyder is better than the old RWD Spyder. The outgoing drop-top was rated at 571 horsepower and 398 pound-feet, so the new model benefits from an extra 31 horses and 15 pound-feet. It’s also two tenths quicker from 0 to 62 mph, while top speed is four mph higher from 198 to 202 mph.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 Spyder Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD Spyder
Engine 5.2-liter V-10 5.2-liter V-10
Horsepower 572 HP 602 HP
Torque 398 LB-FT 413 HP
0 to 60 mph 3.6 seconds 3.5 seconds
Top Speed 198 mph 201 mph
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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