— Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
Making its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini, has unsurprisingly, decapitated its latest supercar the LP 610-4 Huracán Spyder. The successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder will be delivering the same 610-horsepower, 5.2-liter V10, seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, accompanied by the same all-wheel-drive arrangement. The Spyders top speed comes in at an overwhelming 201 miles per hour, which (on paper) is actually down a single digit from the hardtop. The Spyders’ dry weight comes in at about 3,399lbs compared to the coupes 3,135lbs and has a slight decrease in performance due to the added weight. However, with unlimited headroom, accompanied with looks that can kill, one can’t even notice the difference.
Lamborghini states that the lightweight soft-top can be retracted in about 17 seconds at a maximum speed of 31 miles per hour and will be fitted with a new set of variable fins near the rear. However, as impressive as that may appear, it is the enhancements that Lamborghini has made to the torsional rigidity that is up 40 percent above the companies’ previous entry-level drop top. Conversely, the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder’s down force jumps a noteworthy 50 percent. Elsewhere, the Spyder will hoist a new aluminum and carbon fiber chassis, which when compared to the Gallardo Spyder, is 40 percent stiffer.
Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, stated at the reveal “That the Gallardo Spyder, was the best-selling open top model in Lamborghini’s history – we expect the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder to exceed its predecessor in every way.” The latest edition to the Lamborghini family is set to have a delivery date in the spring of 2016. Retail price has not been set, however we can expect prices to start at around $211,350. South Floridians will rejoice when this exotic becomes available for purchase and rental, as it will fit in seamlessly with the Miami lifestyle.