V-10 power and unlimited headroom

Launched for the 2015 model year as a successor to the very popular Gallardo, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 has already received a couple of race-ready versions: the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo and the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan GT3. But to be able to replace the Gallardo completely, the Huracan needs to spawn even more iterations, including a Roadster and a lighter, Superleggera model. At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Italians have finally unveiled the drop-top version, dubbed thee Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder.

With the 2015 McLaren 650S Spider already on the street and with Ferrari having just unveiled the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider as a successor to the iconic 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider, Lamborghini had no choice but to bring its very own drop-top to the party earlier than it did with the Gallardo.

And so it did, as the Huracan Spider arrived only a year after the coupe broke cover, whereas the Gallardo needed about three years to receive an open-top version. Keep reading for the full rundown.

Updated 07/14/2016: Lamborghini dropped a new video showing the new Huracan Spyder in action at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Hit "play" to watch Lord March, Goodwood Founder, and Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, riding the hillclimb behind the wheel of the latest Lamborghini supercar.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Sypder.

  • 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V10
  • Transmission:
    Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    610 @ 8250
  • Torque @ RPM:
    413 @ 6500
  • Displacement:
    5.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.4 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    201 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    € 186450
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  • Purpose:
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  • Overall:
    7.5/10

Exterior

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As expected, the Huracan Spyder is identical to the coupe from the waist down, with only the soft-top, the engine lid, and the rear haunches setting it apart.

The new soft-top is arguably the highlight of the Huracan Spyder, as it was designed with the utmost attention as to not alter the coupe's aerodynamic shape too much.

The new soft-top is arguably the highlight of the Huracan Spyder, as it was designed with the utmost attention as to not alter the coupe’s aerodynamic shape too much. Of course, the Spyder differs significantly, especially in the rear section, but that’s mainly because of the added vents above the rear wheel arches rather than the shape of soft-top. With the top up, the Spyder’s roofline is pretty much identical to the coupe’s, a feature customers will most likely appreciate.

Available in three colors — black, brown, and red — the soft-top opens via a button positioned on the center console in only 17 seconds, but only at a driving speed of up to 31 mph. The driver can also electronically open the rear window whether the top is up or down.

Lambo says the top is hidden away into "the most efficient space possible, maintaining the Spyder’s perfect center of gravity."

Moving over to the engine hood, the Huracan’s massive, louvered lid has been replaced by a new cover featuring two buttresses that connect to the seats’ headrests and two smaller vents toward the rear fascia. Though this design change is more about practicality than looks, I must say the Huracan Spyder is definitely sexier when viewed from above. Too bad only semi drivers will be able to notice that.

Exterior Dimensions

Length 4,460 MM (175.59 Inches)
Width 1,920 MM (75.59 Inches)
Height 1,180 MM (46.46 Inches)

Interior

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When it comes to V-10-powered supercars, there’s nothing like driving them with the top down. The Huracan Roadster will allow you to do just that and enjoy one of the industry’s most entertaining V-10 powerplants. Infinite headroom and access to a gorgeous soundtrack aside, the Roadster will bring you the same interior design and features as the standard model.

Highlights include a redesigned dashboard and center console with new knobs and switches, a 12.3-inch TFT display with all the necessary info, and large amounts of carbon fiber, high-quality leather, and Alcantara. Of course, the center console feature two additional buttons. One to open the soft-top and one to lower the rear window.

Drivetrain

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Arguably the most exciting feature of the Huracan Roadster is the 5.2-liter V-10 under the hood. Shared with both the Huracan coupe and the 2016 Audi R8, the powerplant produces 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque that travels to all four wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. You’ll be able to choose between three driving modes — Strada, Sport, and Corsa — which impact how the gearbox, suspension, steering, exhaust and stability control function.

Charging to 62 mph in the Huracan Roadster takes 3.4 seconds, while 124 mph comes in 10.2 ticks. Top speed sits at 201 mph. These figures make the Spyder 0.2 and 0.3 seconds slower than the coupe, respectively. The coupe’s top speed is also rated at "more than 202 mph." On the other hand, the Huracan Spyder is nearly a half-second quicker than its predecessor, the Gallardo Spyder.

Despite these impressive performance numbers, the Huracan is still able to return good fuel economy. Lambo says fuel consumption is a mere 12.3 liters per 100 km, which converts to 19.1 U.S. mpg.

Drivetrain Specifications

Type naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V-10
Output 610 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Torque 413 LB-FT @ 6,500 rpm
Top speed 324 KM/H (201 MPH)
0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) 3.4 seconds
0 - 200 km/h (124 mph) 10.2 seconds

Chassis

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Much like the Huracan Coupe, the Spyder’s chassis combines aluminum components front and rear with carbon-fiber elements in the occupants’ cell. Although light, the chassis provides outstanding torsional stiffness for a convertible, making the Huracan Spyder 40 percent stiffer than its predecessor. The drop-top weighs in at 3,399 pounds, 264 pounds more than the coupe. In terms of downforce, the Huracan Spyder exceeds its forerunner by a whopping 50 percent. Stopping power is provided by standard carbon-ceramic brakes, while the suspension system consists of lightweight aluminum double wishbone arms at all corners. A Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system, which adapts its ratio to the road speed and damper control, is available as an option.

Safety

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Like most modern supercars, the Huracan Spyder comes equipped with plenty of safety features. There are dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags and side impact beams. Standard features also include electronic stability control, ABS, driveline traction control, and low tire pressure warning, among other features.

Prices

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Although Lamborghini is still mum on the details, the Huracan Spyder is expected to to start from around $250,000 in the U.S. In Europe, deliveries will begin in the spring of 2016 at a price of €186,450 (around $211,000) + taxes.

Competitors

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider

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Lamborghini’s traditional rival in this segment has just unveiled its new successor to the 458 Italia for the 2016 model. It’s called 488 Spider, and much like its coupe sibling, the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, is a big deal for both Ferrari and the supercar world. And that’s because Maranello’s entry-level supercar is no longer motivated by the familiar 4.5-liter V-8, which has been replaced by a turbocharged. 3.9-liter V-8. While some yelled "blasphemy!" other rejoiced as soon as they laid their eyes on the car’s spec sheet.

Specifically, the turbocharged plant produces a whopping 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, which accounts for a 66-horsepower and 162-pound-feet improvement over the 458 Spider. As a result, it’s significantly quicker than its predecessor from 0 to 62 mph, covering the distance in exactly three seconds. The 458 Spider needed 3.2 ticks. Pricing is not yet available, but it should cost around $265,000.

Find out more about the Ferrari 488 Spider here.

2015 McLaren 650S Spider

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Initially aimed at the aging 458 Spider, the 650S Spider is awesome and powerful enough to give the 488 Spider a run for its money, too. And as soon as the Huracan Roadster arrives, the McLaren will have yet another friend to play with to form one of coolest supercar trios in history.

Like its rival, the 650S Spider has plenty of things to brag about. First, the 3.8-liter V-8 cranks out 640 turbocharged horses and 500 pound-feet of torque. Second, although it lags behind the Italians as far as horsepower goes, it’s actually the quickest of the bunch, charging from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Third, it’s packed with McLaren’s latest in terms of racing technology and it’s ready to hit the track on a daily basis. It’s also significantly more expensive, at $280,225.

Read more about the McLaren 650S Spider here.

Conclusion

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Lamborghini has been offering roadsters on a regular basis since the Diablo, and it’s now the Huracan’s turn to lose its top. Much like the Coupe, the Spyder has a pair of big shoes to fill, as the Gallardo Spyder has been around for seven years to become the brand’s best-selling and most-popular drop-top. But given the Huracan’s immense popularity with supercar enthusiasts and Lambo’s updated drivetrain and technology, the Spyder should have what it takes to climb atop its predecessor in just about any department.

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    • * Slightly slower than the standard Huracan due to extra weight
    • * Slower than its primary competitors

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Updated History

Updated 05/04/2016: Lamborghini dropped a new video in which it puts its Huracan lineup: Spyder, Coupé and RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) in a race against time. Hit "Play" to see which version is better.

Updated 10/09/2015: Lamborghini dropped a new video with highlights from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show where the new Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder was the star. Enjoy!

Updated 09/24/2015: We’ve added a series of new photos we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find them in the "Pictures" tab.

Updated 09/14/2015: The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Sypder made its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Updated 09/09/2015: The new Huracan Spyder (which we now know it will be called) will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15, 12:20 PM CET.

Press Release

Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder at Frankfurt International Motor Show. The open top version of the Huracán LP 610-4 combines the power and performance of the coupé with the emotion of open-air driving.

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“The Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is the next chapter in the success story of the naturally aspirated V10 Huracán, and continues a Lamborghini tradition of open air motoring,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracán Spyder combines the innovation, performance and appeal of the Huracán coupé, with new technologies and an added emotional dimension. Its predecessor, the Gallardo Spyder, was the best-selling open top model in Lamborghini’s history: we expect the Huracán Spyder to exceed its predecessor in every way.”

The new Huracán Spyder stands for inspiring technology, outstanding quality and breathtaking performance. Luxurious comfort with a pure and dynamic design ensures the convertible version of the Huracán is an iconic Lamborghini in its own right. Its lightweight, electrohydraulic soft top gives the new Lamborghini a distinctive presence with roof both open and closed, and maximum comfort for driver and passenger with uncompromising handling and performance.

The naturally aspirated 5.2l V10 engine produces 449 kW / 610 hp. The new Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph). The Spyder also includes new technical features of the 2016 model year Huracán family, including ‘cylinder on demand’ in combination with ‘stop start’, and a new electronically controlled all-wheel drive set-up for even improved driving behavior.

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Design and the new soft top solution
The Huracán Spyder demonstrates the latest evolution of Lamborghini’s characteristic design language. It provides outstanding visual impact while adhering to the Lamborghini principle of ‘form follows function’: the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is as exciting to look at as it is to drive.

The most distinctive feature of the Huracán Spyder is its new soft top. The roof is available in three different colors: black, brown and red. Even with the roof up, the lines of the Spyder differ significantly from those of the coupé. At 4.46 meters (175.59 in) long and 1.92 meters (75.59 in) wide, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder stands just 1.18 meters (46.46 in) high. The lightweight soft top fits perfectly into the Spyder’s silhouette while up, and when down is hidden away into the most efficient space possible, maintaining the Spyder’s perfect center of gravity and revealing the athletic and equally powerful lines of the open car. Hidden automatic pop-up safety bars do not spoil the open car’s low silhouette.

The new electrohydraulic, lightweight soft top opens via a button positioned on the central tunnel in just 17 seconds up to a driving speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). Whether the soft top is up or down, the driver can also electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, as an amplifier of the unique engine sound of the naturally aspirated V10.

With the roof down, a distinctive design solution with two movable fins has been developed. The fins become visible during the opening process, rising out of the folding roof casing and perfectly defining the design of the open car. Enhancing the car’s low, powerful appearance, these rear fins that start at the seatbacks continue the roof line to the rear, perfectly shaping the side view of the Spyder. An integrated duct reduces turbulence in the headroom during open top driving.

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For even further comfort there are two removable lateral wind guards damping the lateral aerodynamic pulsations, thus ensuring perfect acoustic comfort that allows a conversation even at high speeds. Aerodynamic studies have resulted in leaving the upper part of the windshield free from any wind nets or mobile spoilers. A simple wind brace is discreetly embellished tone-ontone with the Huracán Spyder’s logo, or can be additionally personalized.

Last but not least, the two fins contribute to optimizing airflow through the engine compartment, which is covered by a slatted engine bonnet specific to the Spyder. The air intakes of the engine compartment are painted in black.

Chassis
The hybrid chassis of the Huracán Spyder LP 610-4 combines aluminum components front and rear with extensive carbon fiber elements in the occupants’ cell. The exterior skin is made from aluminum.

This lightweight chassis provides exceptional torsional stiffness for an open top car, improved by 40% over its Gallardo predecessor, and delivering the handling precision of a race car whilst forming the backbone of the lightweight engineering concept. The new Spyder boasts a dry weight of just 1,542 kilograms (3,399 lbs), giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 2.53 kilograms (5.57 lbs) per hp.

The Huracán Spyder’s outstanding aerodynamics include a fully flat and smooth underbody, while a large diffuser dissipates air beneath the rear end and a fixed spoiler is integrated into the tail. In terms of downforce, the Huracán Spyder exceeds its Gallardo predecessor by 50%, and with roof closed benefits from a very low drag coefficient with wind noise virtually eliminated.

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Drive
The naturally aspirated, long-stroke V10 engine delivers its full, engaging potential in the Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder, especially with the top down. Offering the same technical qualities as in the Huracán Coupé, it is a sports car engine at its very best. It is extremely responsive, revs up to 8,700 rpm and composes a richly tuneful and unmistakeable symphony of sound. From its 5.2-liter displacement, it generates 449 kW / 610 hp at 8,250 rpm, delivering 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. The “Iniezione Diretta Stratificata” combines direct and indirect gasoline injection.

The top speed of 324 km/h (201 mph) and the acceleration figures – 0 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.2 seconds – confirm the uncompromised performance of the two-seater Spyder. Thanks in part to the new stop start technology and cylinder on demand, i.e. the deactivation of one cylinder bank under partial load, its ECE standardized fuel consumption is a mere 12.3 liters per 100 km. The Huracán Spyder’s CO2 emissions have been reduced by 14% compared to the Gallardo Spyder, despite a significant increase in performance.

The “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF) 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox shifts at lightning speed. At the heart of the transmission is a hydraulic multi-plate coupling. The fully electronically controlled coupling, which is actively cooled for maximum performance, can switch the torque freely between the two axles, with perfect weight distribution of 43/57 front/rear, as in the coupé. At the rear, a mechanical differential lock ensures powerful traction.

As in the coupé, the ANIMA switch (Advanced Network Intelligence MAnagement) on the steering wheel allows various driving modes to be selected, from sporty and dynamic to extreme performance and handling. The three different programs “Strada”, “Sport” and “Corsa” impact the characteristics of the engine, sound, transmission, all-wheel drive and ESC handling system. Working in the background is the LPI system (Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale). Six sensors supply information on the car’s movement; the LPI then sends the information at lightning speed to all handling systems.

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The standard-fit carbon-ceramic brake system provides the Huracán Spyder with immensely powerful and reliable deceleration. The front discs measure 380 millimeters (14.96 in) in diameter and, as an option, Lamborghini also offers painted brake calipers in a choice of colors. There are lightweight aluminum double wishbone suspension arms at all four wheels.

Lamborghini offers the optional LDS (Lamborghini Dynamic Steering) system, which adapts its ratio to the road speed, and magneto-rheological damper control, which changes the damper characteristics in accordance with driver preferences and driving style.

Interior nterior and equipment
An innovative cockpit dominates the interior. The 12.3-inch TFT display can be configured in several modes and offers the driver all key information in a virtual representation, including the optional navigation map. The displays are razor sharp, brilliant and incredibly detailed: the virtual rev counter needle, for instance, is recalculated 60 times a second, ensuring it flows absolutely smoothly even under full acceleration. The TFT display is part of the new standard-fit Lamborghini Infotainment System II.

The driver can control the display functions via the buttons on the steering wheel: the only other operating elements are the shift paddles. The buttons for the soft top and the rear windshield are on the center-tunnel console as is the start button for the V10 engine, located beneath a red cover as in a military jet. The electric seats of the Huracán Spyder are equipped with an ECU that ensures all movements are made without engine wall contact.

The slender dashboard and center console contribute to the elegance of the interior design. The beautifully crafted interior, which can be extensively individualized, conveys refined quality and features Alcantara and fine nappa leather. There are five trim choices – Standard, Elegante, Sportivo with Alcantara, Sportivo bicolor with Alcantara and Sportivo bicolor with soft leather – as well as 17 interior colors.

The soft top is available in black, brown and red, complementing a choice of eleven external colors. The Ad Personam individualization program offers further alternatives, including five matt exterior colors.

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Standard fit items contribute to the luxurious lifestyle personality of the Huracán Spyder. These include LED headlamps and rear lights, 20-inch Giano wheels and the new multi-media Lamborghini Infotainment System II with operating terminal on the center-tunnel console. In addition, the new options on offer reflect the high-tech character of the new Spyder. These include the exterior Style package and ranges through the Sensonum ® high end Sound system (available in selected markets) to the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system.

Production and pricing
The Huracán Spyder LP 610-4 – the ‘610’ denoting the horsepower and the ‘4’ referring to all-wheel drive – is built to uncompromising quality in a state-of-the-art production facility at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Customer deliveries begin in spring 2016 at a price of 186.450 Euros + taxes.

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