HURACAN EVO SPYDER - - Supercar preview - 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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