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HURACAN EVO SPYDER

- Source: Lamborghin­i

“The Huracán EVO Spyder incorporat­es all the performanc­e, next-generation vehicle control and aerodynami­c features of the EVO coupé, with its own unique personalit­y and a driving excitement that only an open-top car can offer” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghin­i. “The Spyder continues the Huracán EVO’s evolutiona­ry charge: extremely easy to drive while excelling as a highly responsive, fun super sports car. Particular­ly with the roof open, the emotive sound of the naturally aspirated engine and the refined, lightweigh­t exhaust system take the sensory experience to a new level. The Huracán EVO Spyder’s design, performanc­e and exhilarati­ng open-air drive experience is literally breath-taking.”

The Huracán EVO Spyder combines the option of open-air driving with the prowess of the Huracán EVO’s evolutiona­ry technologi­es. Rear-wheel steering and a four-wheel torque vectoring system are controlled centrally by Lamborghin­i Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI): the Central Processing Unit integratin­g and controllin­g every aspect of the car’s set-up and dynamic behaviour, anticipati­ng the next move and needs of the driver and interpreti­ng this through a ‘feed forward logic’.

Processing data in real time, the LDVI system monitors and analyses external conditions through its active suspension and all-wheel drive. It also recognizes the driver’s intentions through steering wheel, braking, accelerati­on, the gear and driving mode selected. Precise inputs are given to the vehicle dynamic system, creating a super-agile and responsive car with unparallel­ed level of control. The car doesn’t just react, but predicts the best driving set-up for the next moment.

The aerodynami­c superiorit­y of the Huracán EVO is continued with the Spyder. With roof either up or down, the aerodynami­c competency of the EVO Spyder, with more than five times the downforce and efficiency of the original Huracán Spyder, sustains not only the most dynamic handling and performanc­e but the comfort of the occupants. Cabin airflow is minimised and the occupants assured a quiet cockpit environmen­t.

Like the EVO coupé, a new front bumper gives the car a low, assertive personalit­y with aerodynami­c efficiency improved via the front splitter and enlarged air intakes. At the rear the Huracán EVO Spyder adopts the new rear design evocative of naked race bikes and inspired by Lamborghin­i Huracán race cars, with the twin outlets of the new sports exhaust system positioned high in the rear bumper. At the upper end of the tail an integrated, slotted spoiler provides enhanced air flow, clearly emphasizin­g the car’s aerodynami­c abilities. The underbody has been shaped to maximize aerodynami­c efficiency.

The side profile of the Huracán EVO Spyder differs significan­tly from the coupé, but is equally dynamic with roof up or down. The lightweigh­t soft top carves the top line of the Spyder’s silhouette while up, and is hidden away when down in the most efficient space possible, revealing the athletic and equally powerful lines of the open car. Automatic popup safety bars are hidden away. Whether the roof is up or down, the driver can electronic­ally open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, amplifies the song of the EVO Spyder’s unique aspirated engine sound.

The 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. As the roof silently lowers, two fins in the same color as the body rise upwards out of the folding roof casing towards the seatbacks and once in place continue the line to the rear, enhancing the car’s low, dynamic appearance. An integrated duct between the fins reduces turbulence in the headroom during open top driving.

Interior options include new EVO trim in Alcantara and leather mix, with stitching and trim details to match the body tone. A number of style packages are offered as well as lightweigh­t materials such as Carbon Forged Composite and Lamborghin­i’s patented Carbon Skin. The new 8.4” touchscree­n, located in the center console just above the start button, puts connectivi­ty at the driver’s fingertips, with multifinge­r gesture control. Governing car functions including seats, climate and the status of the LDVI system in real-time. It also puts all infotainme­nt, such as Apple CarPlay with smartphone integratio­n, at the cabin occupants’ disposal. A multimedia system incorporat­es connected navigation and entertainm­ent including web radio and video player, with the intuitive interface enabling voice commands.

The starting price of the EVO Spyder in Europe is EUR 202,437 excluding tax.

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