German tuner gives Italian supercar an engine upgrade to be proud of

Two years after bursting into the supercar scene, the Lamborghini Huracán has become a favorite among supercar-loving auto enthusiasts. It’s also turned into a darling in the tuning world where programs have been built to cater specifically to owners of the newest Lamborghini. Novitec Torado counts itself as one of those tuners that have already developed a kit for the Huracán. Now, the German tuner is turning its attention to the Huracán Spyder and in so doing, it has prepared an equally marvelous program that helps bring out 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque out of the Lambo’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine.

Don’t be fooled by the incredible power gains provided by Novitec because that’s not all the tuner did for the Huracán Spyder. It also prepared a carbon fiber aerodynamic kit that was tested in a wind tunnel, a rarity even by today’s tuning standards. The tuner also prepared a new set of wheels specifically for the program and tied everything up with chassis and suspension upgrades that should give the Huracán Spyder the proper handling and balance so that owners who avail of the kit can enjoy it with the purest of pleasures.

The only thing missing it seems is work on the interior, something that Novitec Torado left for others to do. That might be a red letter for other tuners, but for a company that has earned its reputation as one of the finest in the game at preparing aftermarket programs for Italy’s most romantic of exotics, Novitec Torado did its homework on the Huracán Spyder and gave it everything the car needs to stand out from the rest of its peers.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

Exterior

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2016 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder By Novitec Torado Exterior
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Visually, Novitec Torado did the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder some favors by giving it the full carbon fiber aerodynamic treatment. There’s a new front splitter, rocker panels, side intakes, an engine cover, rear diffuser, tail lamp moldings, and a lip spoiler than can be traded for a rear wing. As it is, the upgrades are more than just cosmetic types; they also help the Huracán Spyder on the aerodynamic front and since this is Novitec Torado we’re talking about, it’s not surprising that the tuner even had the components tested in a wind tunnel.

Rounding out the exterior upgrades is a new set of 20- and 21-inch three-piece NL1 alloy wheels that the tuner tailor made specifically for the Huracan Spyder. These wheels are then wrapped in a set of Pirelli P-Zero tires, measuring 245/30 ZR20 and 325/25 ZR21 in the front and rear, respectively.

Interior

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Note: Interior from standard 2016 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder shown here.

As extensive as the work on the exterior was, there doesn’t appear to be any upgrades on the Huracán Spyder’s interior. As such, those who avail of the Novitec Torado kit will have to settle for a stock cabin, or get their upgrades somewhere else.

Drivetrain

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The mere mention of the Novitec group means that any upgrade it does will have engine upgrades and it’s no different with this program. A big part of the tuner’s plan is to give the Huracán Spyder’s 5.2-liter V-10 engine a pair of superchargers to boost the V-10’s output to an impressive 860 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque. Do the math and that adds up to an improvement of 250 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, a staggering increase from the Huracán Spyder’s standard output of 610 horses and 413 pound-feet of twist. The tuner didn’t specify how the superchargers will help in improving the supercar’s performance times, but considering the power gains it stands to receive, a sprint time to 60 mph in under three seconds is a given, as is a top speed in the neighborhood of 220 mph. By any measure, those are ridiculously fast times that should fit into the supercar profile of the Huracán Spyder.

Unfortunately, this particular part of the program is still under development so in the meantime, the tuner is offering a sport exhaust system that Novitec claims can produce a more potent exhaust note than the stock version while also optimizing the power delivery of the V-10 engine. No word on how much “optimized power” comes from this set-up, but we should learn more about it when Novitec Toradi inevitably makes its announcement.

Chassis and Suspension

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To accommodate the work put into the Lambo’s V-10 engine, Novitec Torado also installed springs that drops the Huracán Spyder’s height by 1.37 inches. For those who prefer something more advanced, a height-adjustable coilover suspension is also set to become available at a later date.

Pricing

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Since the kit itself is far from a finished product, pricing details have yet to be released. The best way to go about this is to contact the tuner directly to ask for a timetable on when the program will be completed and how much it’s going to cost.

Competition

Lamborghini Huracán LP850-4 Lucifero by Wheelsandmore

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One of the first tuners to get its hands on the Lamborghini Huracán was Wheelsandmore and since the tuner can never be accused for being late to any tuning party, it wasted little time developing a program for the Huracán in 2014, back when the Lambo was just unveiled to the public. In true Wheelsandmore fashion, the tuner prepared a total of three power upgrades for the Huracán, beginning with a modest power bump to 640 horsepower. It also offered a more significant upgrade in the form of 777 horsepower and the most powerful modification it could squeeze out of the car’s 5.2-liter V-10, bringing the total output up to 850 horsepower, almost identical to what Novitec Torado accomplished with its own program.

Read more about the Lamborghini Huracán LP850-4 Lucifero by Wheelsandmore here.

Lamborghini Huracán O.CT800 Supercharged By O.CT Tuning

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Not to be outdone, O.CT Tuning also prepared a kit for the Lamborghini Huracán back in February 2016. Unlike Wheelsandmore before it, O.CT only focused on one specific engine upgrade package, bringing the tuner’s full expertise down on the car’s V-10 engine. A new supercharger unit was installed, as was a sport exhaust system. Together, the two new components worked with the V-10’s mechanicals to bring the car’s output to 805 horsepower and 597 pound-feet of torque. That resulted in a sprint time to 60 mph of just 2.5 seconds and a top speed north of 215 mph.

Read more about the Lamborghini Huracán O.CT800 Supercharged By O.CT Tuning here.

Conclusion

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Sometimes, an aftermarket company’s reputation precedes everything. That’s certainly the case with this program. Sure, Novitec Torado may not be as old as Novitec Rosso, but it’s easy to see the similarities between the two. Both are adept at building programs for the brands they’ve been assigned to – Ferrari in the case of Novitec Rosso. It’s nice to see that Novitec Torado is bent on pleasing owners of the Lamborghini Huracán because what it did for the Huracán Spyder speaks to the expertise it has in building a rock-solid tuning kit that should provide plenty of thrills to owners who may want to get more out of their Huracán Spyders.

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    • * No upgrades on the interior
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    • * Plenty of other tuning options to choose from
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