For those who believes that rear-wheel drive is the right-wheel drive, Lamborghini has heard you loud and clear. Starting the year with a bang, the Italian supercar maker has just announced the rear-wheel driven version of its Huracan supercar, promising “maximum driving fun”.
The Huracan Evo RWD packs the same naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, producing 610 hp and 560 Nm – which is the same as the standard four-wheel drive Huracan variants, but 30 hp down from the Huracan Evo.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Lamborghini claims its top speed to be 325 km/h, with the 0-100 km/h completed in just 3.3 seconds.
However, the Italian firm says that the Huracan Evo RWD is not just about numbers and straight-line speeds, but “engineered for driving fun”. Lamborghini Chairman and CEO, Stefano Domenicali said, “The Huracán Evo RWD puts the car in the driver’s hands: the driving experience is delivered by the hardware.
“This car reminds the driver of Lamborghini’s pure engineering origins: the driver is at the center of the Huracan Evo RWD’s performance, with unfiltered feedback and an emotive and more engaging driving experience controlled by the pilot,” he added.
Equipped with a specifically-tuned Lamborghini Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS), the Huracan Evo RWD alters its torque delivery to the rear axle for better corner exit traction. In the right mode, the Evo RWD can also do “easy drifting” without compromising on safety.
Thanks to the use of lightweight materials for the chassis and the simpler drivetrain system, the Huracan Evo RWD weighs in at just 1,389 kg – 33 kg less than the all-wheel drive counterparts. Weight is distributed in a 40/60 front/rear split, riding on double wishbone suspension with passive shock absorbers.
The firm also says that the Lamborghini Dyanmic Steering (LDS) electronic power steering system is tuned specifically for the Huracan Evo RWD, in order to increase driver feedback.
To differentiate it from its all-wheel drive brothers, Lamborghini gave the new Huracan Evo RWD a new front splitter – with vertical fins within the large framed air intakes. The rear bumper has also been redesigned with a new diffuser that is unique to the Huracan Evo RWD.
The RWD Huracan rides on 19-inch Kari rims, shod in specially developed Pirelli P Zero tires. Behind the wheels are the cross-drilled steel brakes, which can be upgraded to carbon-ceramic brakes alongside 20-inch rims.
Inside, a 8.4-inch touchscreen serves as the infotainment display. Aside from controlling all aspects of the car’s functions, the system is also fully connected, and supports Apple CarPlay.
Lamborghini says that its Ad Personam personalisation programme provides “unsurpassed options” for colour and trim to make the car truly yours. Though you’d be silly to choose anything else other than the glorious Giallo Belenus Yellow, which is developed specifically for the Huracan Evo RWD.