It’s rare to see an updated sports car, the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2, to be detuned when compared to the model already available, the LP610-4. However, the focus of the latest Lambo is on the corners and not on straight-line speed.
The naturally aspirated V10 makes 571 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque, as opposed to the 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque in the all-wheel-drive LP610-4. The rear-wheel-drive Huracan drops 73 pounds for a dry curb weight of 3,062 lbs. This does not sounds like a big weight loss by removing the AWD components, but every pound counts at this level. The weight is distributed 40% to front and 60% to the rear.
The LP580-2 is said to do a 0-62 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds. This is 0.2 seconds slower than the LP610-4. The top speed is set at 199 mph.
The LP580-2 is subtly differentiated from the other Huracans with an updated front and rear facias and staggered 19-inch wheels with Pirelli PZero tires.
The power sent rearward via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. There is still no manual transmission option. What will the purists say about this?
Lighter weight and more tail-happy chassis should make for a fun and engaging driving experience.
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